Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Dartmoor Walk: Burrator and Down Tor

ROUTE: Short walk. Start Sharpitor Car Park. Finish Princetown. Distance 12km.

SITES OF INTEREST: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Walk originally based on the discontinued Transmoor Bus Service. Probably now possible starting from Plymouth to Yelverton or starting from Tavistock.

Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle

Start at Sharpitor car park. Cross the road and follow the path east towards the north western tip of Stanlake Plantation. Follow the tree line round until the Devonport Leat. It is possible here to follow the Deonport Leat into the platation towards Burrator but it is probably a bit quicker to cross over the Dartmoor Leat and continmue for about 200m to take the path marked onthe OS map. After approximately 1.5km the path should reach the road. Follow the road to the left to the car park. Follow the path at SX 5691 6931 almost due East towards Down Tor.

An alternative approach, a couple of kilometres longer, but having the advantage of being much easier terrain following paths marked on the OS map - is to stick to the Devonport Leat at Crazy Well Pool and follow it East and then round south to Siward's Cross (also known as Nun's Cross). From there head South on to Eylesbarrow rock. From here Combshead Tor is due west, and the stone row easy to find, or if there is time you could head on to Higher Hartor and visit the Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex.

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