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About Meavy

Dramatic Dartmoor scenery forms the backdrop to this tiny, timeless village hidden in a fold of the moors. It is famous for a Tudor house belonging to the family of Sir Francis Drake and the 15th-century Royal Oak outside of which stands a shattered oak tree thought to be one of Devon's last 'dancing trees' around which pagan rites were celebrated.

The village can be found south east of Tavistock, close to the waters of the Plym in a valley which shows well the diversity of Dartmoor's splendid scenery. From Meavy there is access to Burrator Reservoir which has all the charm of an Alpine Lake and where visitors can enjoy trout fishing, gentle lakeside walks, flourishing wildlife along nature trails and pleasant picnic spots.

There is a lovely village church and, just a short distance away lies the granite rib known as Derwerstone Rock, from here there are spectacular views to the meeting point of the waters of the Plym and Meavy rivers.

The fringes of Dartmoor make an excellent choice when seeking a base from which to explore the dramatic wilderness of Dartmoor and the beautiful Devon coast.

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Overlooking Plymouth

Plymouth (134 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction SW of Meavy)

This is a city that evokes stirring memories of England's great maritime past...

Dartmeet, on Dartmoor

Dartmeet (14 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction NE of Meavy)

A popular tourist and beauty spot on Dartmoor. It is the meeting point of the two major tributaries of the River Dart: the East Dart and West Dart...

Clapper Bridge at Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon

Postbridge (19 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction NE of Meavy)

Postbridge is a tiny hamlet, yet this richly wooded area, at the heart of the moor has become a natural starting point for the thousands of visitors who annually come to explore the splendour and wonders of the moor...

Newton Ferrers, Devon

Newton Ferrers (13 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction S of Meavy)

A place of sheer enchantment with narrow streets crammed with characterful properties, leading down to the estuary where many small boats are beached and moored...

Okehampton Castle in Devon

Okehampton (15 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(17.4 miles, 28.1 km, direction N of Meavy)

There has been a settlement at Okehampton since the Bronze-Age, later it became a prosperous Saxon town with the Saxon Lords being overthrown at the time of the Conquest...

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The Tower, Buckland Abbey, Devon

Buckland Abbey (4 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction W)

Buckland Abbey is situated near Yelverton at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It was built as a 13th century Cistercian.....

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Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement (3 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction N)

Set in a dark, brooding corner of Dartmoor, the Merrivale Rows show a vast variety of shape and formation. The site is also.....

A picture of The Merchantant's House

The Merchantant's House (1 Pictures)

(9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction SW)


Looking down the Okement, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Dartmoor National Park (801 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NE)

An exploration of the hauntingly beautiful Dartmoor National Park cannot be under-taken in just one short visit. To truly explore.....

Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage in Yealmpton, Devon

Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage (1 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction S)

Many myths surround the legend of Old Mother Hubbard, did she exist or didn't she? but the cottage she is supposed to have.....

Bridge over the river at Lydford Gorge, Devon.

Lydford Gorge (49 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction N)

A picturesque stone bridge crosses the River Lyd just south of the village of Lydford. At this point the river often falls fast.....

Lydford Castle, Lydford, Devon

Lydford Castle (1 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction N)

A simple square keep is all that remains of Lydford Castle. The castle, standing on a small mound in the shadow of the church.....

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