Clifford Bridge, Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park

Clifford Bridge, Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park

Clifford Bridge spans the River Teign in, roughly speaking, the middle of Fingle Woods in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. As such, we've split this listing into two sections outlining points of interest and things to do on either side of the bridge.

First, its location. We've postioned Clifford Bridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend walking in from one of the many car parking areas in Fingle Woods. There is very limited parking just south of the bridge by the entrance to Hitchcombe Wood (one of the woods in the collection of woods named Fingle Woods. Also referred to as Wooston Castle Wood) but we'd recommend using one of the car parking areas. Running west to east, these car parking areas can be found at Fingle Bridge, Wooston Castle Hillfort Car Park, Fingle Woods Saw Mill Car Park, Hall's Cleave Car Park and Steps Bridge.

 

West of Clifford Bridge

Walk to Wooston Castle Hillfort.

Walk the south bank of the River Teign to Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn. We'd very much recommend pushing further west to the National Trust's Castle Drogo. The views from the Hunter's Path on the northern lip of the Teign Gorge are some of the best in the National Park.

Walk in Hall's Cleave. Whilst it's a bit of a slog, the views from Mardon Down are sensational.

 

East of Clifford Bridge

Follow the road and then path north of the River Teign into Dunsford Local Nature Reserve. You can cross the river at Steps Bridge and return on the south bank.

Walk in Cod Wood and then Bridford Wood above the south bank of the River Teign. See Dunsford Wood Stepping Stones and try the Steps Bridge to Heltor Rock Circular Walk.