Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The River Meavy rises on the outskirts of Princetown by the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) below North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road cuts across the headwaters at Devil's Bridge. Meavy Head is unusual for Dartmoor as most of the National Park's major rivers rise on remote high moorland.

We include Meavy Head on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference as these places get a bit boggy after a spell of wet weather and are best avoided. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location.

From Meavy Head, the River Meavy flows between Black Tor and Hart Tor on its way to Burrator Reservoir. It passes Hart Tor Stone Rows and flows under Devonport Leat Viaduct on its way to the reservoir.