Some of our favorite places to visit
Yelverton Rock – Approx 1 mile from the Dartmoor Bakery
Yelverton is well known for “the rock” – a prominent mass of stone close to the Plymouth road. In walking distance from the bakery or a very short drive, Great for picnics and exploring with kids.
Burrator reservoir – Approx 5 miles from the Dartmoor Bakery
Burrator Reservoir was completed in 1898, and the reservoir was expanded in 1929. Built to supply drinking water to the city of Plymouth and other rapidly growing towns in the surrounding lowlands
The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.
The circular walk which follows the lanes around the water is ideal for families as it is easy going and flat. It will take between 1.5 – 2 hours to complete and is approximately 3.5 miles. Parking is possible at various locations including the Quarry car park, Norsworthy Bridge and the Dam.
Brentor Church – Approx 10 miles from the Dartmoor Bakery
The Church of St Michel de Rupe “Saint Michael of the Rock” rising to 1100 ft (330m) above sea level. Dates to the 13th century, and measures 4.6m wide and 11m long. The tower is 12m high and houses five bells. At one point, the Church may have been used as a Beacon tower, used to spread word of enemies seen out to sea.
There are many legends surrounding Brent Tor. One of the best-known is that of the Merchant and the Storm. According to this story, an early medieval merchant paid for the church to be completed after nearly being shipwrecked.
Clapper bridge – Approx 12 miles from the Dartmoor Bakery
The Postbridge Clapper Bridge, can be found at Postbridge, on Dartmoor. Its slabs are over four metres long, two metres wide and weigh over eight tons each, making the bridge passable to a small cart. It was first recorded in 1380 and was built to facilitate the transportation of Dartmoor tin by pack horses to the stannary town of Tavistock.