Lady Brook, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Lady Brook, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Lady Brook rises on the western flank of Cosdon Hill and flows across the moorland plateau Queenie Meads before dropping steeply down to join the River Taw near Belstone and Belstone Cleave. Near its source are the remains of extensive tin mining activity. Where the moorland drops steeply down the Taw is a large area of clitter by Ladybrook Tor.

Several well-used paths cut across Lady Brook. The most obvious is marked on both the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. You cross a ford but it's also easy to jump across the water. The other is further down by Ladybrook Tor. This path, unmarked on maps, runs along the side of the moor above the River Taw. It's very noticeable as you climb the side of the moor from Belstone.