Dartmeet Stepping Stones, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmeet Stepping Stones, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the River Dart or Double Dart. At Dartmeet, a bridge spans the East River Dart next to a ruined clapper bridge. To cross the West River Dart here, you need to walk across an arc of stepping stones.

Whilst these stepping stones pose no problems in dry months, they become trickier to cross after a period of rain. At times, they are impassable. Signs warn of this. They read: 'AFTER RAINFALL STEPPING STONES ARE IMPASSABLE. PLEASE DO NOT STRAY FROM PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY'.

If the stones are submerged, or the river current too strong, follow the signs to Huccaby. There's a much taller set of stepping stones at the section of river marked Week Ford on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. These are called Huccaby Stepping Stones/Huccaby Steps. If the water is too high there, you'll have to cross the West Dart River at nearby Hexworthy Bridge. It's a bit of a detour but safe.

To the south and south east of the Dartmeet Stepping Stones are Combestone Tor and the Dart Gorge. To the north east is Yar Tor.

On the OS map, a green path crosses the West River Dart at Dartmeet. This is the location of the stepping stones. We've positioned them on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see their location. Browse our photo gallery for visual information. The images were captured on various trips to the stepping stones.