The small village of Sticklepath lies on the northern fringes of Dartmoor National Park within the county of Devon beside the river Taw. The name of Sticklepath is derived from a Saxon word meaning 'Steep'. The village has some lovely walks with the Tarka Trail running through Sticklepath. It also has the Finch Foundry, a 19th century working museum, which is now keeping the waterwheels and hammers moving after industrial work came to a halt in 1960. There is a cafe at the foundry with a couple of inns close by.