East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

With its rocky high ground and numerous rivers, Dartmoor National Park has many waterfalls. In Lydford Gorge (National Trust) and Canonteign Falls, water falls from a great height. In Becky Falls Woodland Park and Yealm Steps Waterfall, water tumbles dramatically over rocks. The waterfall on the upper section of the East Dart River is the latter type.

The East Dart River rises on Dartmoor's high north plateau near Whitehorse Hill and Cranmere Pool. From this boggy, flat ground, the river flows south past Black Hill and Cut Hill to Sandy Hole Pass. Beyond this, it curves around Winney's Down and water tumbles over rocks to form the East Dart River Waterfall. It's a beautiful, remote spot about two miles north west of Postbridge. It's a great place to which to walk as part of a circular yomp from Postbridge. You might also see people wild swimming in the water downstream of the waterfall in summer months.

We've positioned the East Dart River Waterfall on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend following the path that runs north from Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre over the top of Broad Down. The river and waterfall are obvious in front of you from this high land. Be careful after heavy rain as the water is very powerful.