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One of the gateways to the Moor and the closest to the city of Plymouth. Yelverton sits on the last of the flat ground before the steep ascent of the main moor. As such it enjoys great views of the vast green and brown landscape sitting above it. There has been habitation in this area since prehistoric times and standing stones, stone circles, burial chambers and hut circles are all to be found in this area.

There is a pleasant area of open grassland on the edge of the village known as Roborough Down to wander through and you can easily find the well known Roborough Rock - a prominent mass of stone which had to have a warning light placed upon it during the Second World War to stop planes hitting it as this area became a wartime airport.

Known as RAF Harrowbeer it was quickly constructed on the down to defend the dockyards of nearby Plymouth as well as launch attacks on the French coast. There is still plenty of evidence of the former airfield, indeed Abigails Cafe operates out of former airfield buildings if you want a closer look!  There are several options for eating for those staying overnight including Chinese and Indian food but most people will head for the extensive 3 bars of the Rock Inn in the centre of the village - as a port of call for Dartmoor explorers for over 100 years it only seems right to eat here !

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