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Attractions in West Devon

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in West Devon. Whether you love hiking or cycling, West Devon is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in West Devon

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    Bellever Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The magnificent granite rock formation of Bellever Tor affords magnificent views over Dartmoor. In stark contrast, however, the menacing mass of Dartmoor Prison can also be seen from this spot.

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    High Willhays

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest Point in Southern England.

    High Willhays is a collection of small, rocky outcrops surrounded by tussocky moorland. According to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, the 621 metre summit is at the southern end of these outcrops.

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    Meldon Viaduct

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Constructed from iron, the Meldon Viaduct was built in 1874 to carry rail passengers across the West Okement River. Built under WR Galbraith, chief engineer of London and South Western …

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    Wistman's Wood

    Hiking Highlight

    Dartmoor is famed for its granite-topped tors and windswept uplands, but one of its most magical spots is tucked in a cleft in the moors just north of Two Bridges. …

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    Yes Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The second highest point in Dartmoor National Park offers stunning vistas of North Devon and Cornwall. Note: it is close to a military range, so check for firing times before …

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    Sittaford Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Despite its unassuming appearance, at 1,765 feet (538 metres) tall, this tor affords spellbinding views that stretch for miles over the rugged landscape. Whilst it is often eclipsed by nearby …

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    Longaford Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Longaford Tor is an easily recognisable tor due to it’s pyramid shape atop a gently rising grassy plateau. The views from this tor, particularly back down the ridge towards Two …

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    Dartmoor

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Sturdy footwear is announced with moorastiger hike-rich hike over bumps and small streams and u climbing over walls - very good condition required! For this you will be rewarded with …

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    9

    Grenofen tunnel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Part of the Drake’s Trail and the Dartmoor Way, this 374-yard (341 m) tunnel was built by Brunel in the mid-1850s for the South Devon & Tavistock Railway. After the …

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    10

    East Dart Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    A popular spot for walkers - and a fine place for a paddle on a hot day! Whilst it might not the most spectacular waterfall the national park has to …

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    Burrator Bone Shaker

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A bone rattling experience as you descend from South Hessary Tor. Fantastic views overlooking Burrator Reservoir however this is an incredibly bumpy ride!

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    Lydford Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    Lydford Gorge, managed by the National Trust, is the deepest gorge in the South West and boasts a spectacular 30m waterfall. Be aware that this has opening times and entry …

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    Road to Princetown

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    When the B3212 leaves Yelverton it reaches open moorland and the true magic of this road begins for cyclists. High on Dartmoor, this open road is flanked by extraordinary, sweeping …

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    Kit P
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    Meldon Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a great spot for peace and quiet and the bird life is excellent. With a path that runs the full length of the reservoir, this is a great …

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    Boneshaker (a.k.a "widowmaker')

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Its pretty tame so boneshaker is the better name rather than Widowmaker, lots of fun at speed and plenty to keep you on your toes, but other than a lot …

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    Drakes Trail

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A collection of 21 miles (33 km) cycling and hiking paths, Drake's Trail leads from Tavistock to Plymouth. The Trail passes through quaint countryside, traversing river valleys, peaceful woodland, and …

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    Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A medieval castle on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, Lydford Castle was built to help control revolt against Norman rule across Devon in the 11th century. The castle had …

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    Two Bridges

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Scenic little pitstop, descending from the moors. The pub here looks very nice and accommodating, with a large seating area out the front. Ideal to grab a few refreshments on …

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    Burrator reservoir

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Fast loop of fresh water reservoir. Light traffic but beware of walkers that assume its a pavement. It is a road.

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    Bennett's Cross

    Hiking Highlight

    Bennett's Cross is a crooked granite crucifix situated beside the B3212. Whilst the origins of the cross are unknown, it has historically served as a boundary marker for the parishes …

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