Harford Moor Gate, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor Gate, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

'Gates' offer access to Dartmoor's high moors, especially in the southern section of the National Park. For example, look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Ball Gate, Owley Moor Gate, Peek Moor Gate and Wrangton Gate. One of the most popular access points to Dartmoor's south moor is Harford Moor Gate. There's a small car parking area from which you can walk out onto the moor. Harford Moor Gate is also quite high above sea level so you avoid the big yomp up the flank of the south moor.

Harford Moor Gate is situated to the east of the River Erme. It's an ideal starting point from which to explore the eastern section of Dartmoor's south moor.

To explore the central section of Dartmoor's south moor including Stalldown Stone Row and Stall Moor Stone Row, drop back down to Harford and then cross the River Erme at Harford Bridge. Walk past the first gate and you'll soon come to a second where the moor meets Hall Plantation as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. A track/path rises to Burford Down from where you can yomp up to the central section of Dartmoor's south moor. This track/path gets very muddy.

Note that New Waste is no longer open to vehicles. You can still access New Waste by foot.