Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Popular picnic spots with public toilet in the area

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). Picnic on the bank of the River Dart.

Bellever Forest. Picnic on the banks of the East Dart River by the main car park.

Fingle Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Teign across the river from Fingle Bridge Inn.

Fernworthy Reservoir and Fernworthy Picnic Area. There's an official picnic area overlooking Fernworthy Reservoir by the main car park.

Postbridge Clapper Bridge. Picnic by the clapper bridge along the banks of the East Dart River.

 

Popular picnic spots

Cadover Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Plym around Cadover Bridge.

Cox Tor and Pork Hill area.

Burrator Reservoir. Norsworthy Bridge is popular.

 

Tors/rocks

Kestor Rock area at Batworthy Corner above Chagford.

Rowtor and West Mill Tor area above Okehampton Camp.

Brat Tor (Bray Tor). Many people picnic along the banks of the River Lyd below the tor. The views from up top are awesome.

Bench Tor. Picnic overlooking the Dart Gorge. There's a large car parking area east of Venford Reservoir from which you walk to Bench Tor.

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor). Again, picnic overlooking the Dart Gorge.

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor). Picnic below the huge granite stacks of Hound Tor.

Haytor Rocks. Gets very busy but easily accessible with super views. Park in the upper car parking area and wander over to the rocky outcrops.

 

Gorges and valleys

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common).

Fingle Bridge.

 

Reservoirs

Fernworthy Reservoir and Fernworthy Picnic Area.

Burrator Reservoir.

Meldon Reservoir. There's a large car parking area and public toilets by Meldon Reservoir. Cross the dam wall and walk along the eastern side of the water and you'll come to a super picnic spot.

Avon Dam Reservoir. Park at Shipley Bridge which has a public toilet. Follow the tarmac road as it climbs towards the dam. Picnic on either side of the dam.

Tottiford Reservoir. There's a picnic spot at the southern end of Tottiford Reservoir where it meets Trenchford Reservoir.