Walkhampton Tourism

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Walkhampton is a village and civil parish on the western side of Dartmoor in the county of Devon, England. The village lies on the Black Brook, a tributary of the River Walkham, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south-east of Tavistock, near the villages of Horrabridge, Yelverton and Dousland. Burrator Reservoir, constructed in 1898, is to the south-east. In 2001 the population of the parish was 863. For administrative purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of Meavy and Sheepstor to form Burrator Parish Council, and for electoral purposes it is grouped with the same two parishes to form Burrator Ward. The village has a pub, the Walkhampton Inn, dating from the 17th century, and a primary school named Lady Modiford's School which was founded in 1719, though the present building with its distinctive bell and clock tower dates from the second half of the 19th century. In 2004 the school had 119 pupils in four classes. Walkhampton church, which is Grade I listed, is on an ancient elevated site about half a mile north-west of the village. Unlike most churches which face east, it faces north-east, the direction of the rising sun on the longest day. The present building, which is built of granite and has a tower with four prominent pinnacles, dates from the 15th century, with much later alteration, including restoration in 1860–61. For 400 years until 1985 the church had no dedication and was known simply as "Walkhampton Church", but in that year it was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. Research has indicated that it may have been originally dedicated to St Dionisius of Walkynton. Church House, bearing the date 1698, but substantially 16th century in construction, is near the church. It was once an inn. Also nearby is an ancient stone cross which was reconstructed from parts found in a hedge. The base and shaft were re-erected in 1984 by relatives of the Lieutenant Goldsmith who in 1903 had discovered a cross on the moor; a head was added in 1991. On the moorland above the village is Walkhampton Common which contains many important archaeological sites including at least eight stone rows, many cairns, cists, hut circles and reaves dating to the Bronze Age. There is also much evidence of tin mining from medieval times and later.

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Facts and Stats for Walkhampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Walkhampton

    Know the pollution level of Walkhampton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.21 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.89 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.56 (Low)
  • Walkhampton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Walkhampton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Walkhampton.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.77 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.85 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.54 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.15 (Moderate)
  • Living in Walkhampton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Walkhampton is 159.79 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.36 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.26 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.27 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.23 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.17 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Walkhampton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Walkhampton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.05 USD

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