Things To Do near East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve

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Trendlebere Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Trendlebere Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, a road rises from the gateway town Bovey Tracey past the National Trust's Parke Estate to Yarner Wood and the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. The road bends sharply and car parking areas offer stunning views of the Bovey Valley, Lustle...

Houndtor Wood Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Wood Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There's a good, stone bridge on the Manaton Old Road in the heart of Houndtor Wood. Use the bridge to cross Becka Brook. We've positioned Houndtor Wood Bridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Becka Brook flows into the River Bovey near Hisley Bridge. Yo...

Becka Brook, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becka Brook, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Becka Brook rises in the Emsworthy area by Hemsworthy Gate between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor. It flows below Holwell Tor where a new granite footbridge provides dry crossing where you once had to wade across at a ford. The brook then cuts a beautiful valley between Greator Rocks...

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Houndtor Wood is part of the Bovey Valley Woodlands which, in turn, are part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Houndtor Wood is situated at the bottom of Trendlebere Down near Manaton. The River Bovey and Becka Brook run through the wood. Between them is Houndtor Ridge. Manaton Old Ro...

Bovey Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Bovey flows, roughly speaking, from the high moor north east of The Warren House Inn down to the River Teign near Stover Country Park. On Dartmoor, the Bovey Valley is usually taken to mean the beautiful wooded valley between Foxworthy Bridge and Drakeford Bridge. You could spend a holiday...

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A road climbs from Bovey Tracey and the National Trust's Parke Estate to Trendlebere Down. From there, it continues to Becky Falls Woodland Park, Water/Freeland and Manaton. At the bottom of Trendlebere Down there's a byway open to all traffic that runs through Houndtor Wood to Water/Freelan...

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Dotted around the wood, you'll find posts to which are attached numbered Yarner Wood Nature Trail waymarkers. You can follow either the short loop that runs close to the Yarner Wood Reserve Base or extend it into a longer loop&nb...

Hisley Bridge, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hisley Bridge, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor is known for its rainfall and rivers which radiate from the National Park's high plateaus. To cross these rivers, there are bridges, clam bridges, clapper bridges, stepping stones and fords. The medieval packhorse bridge that arcs over the River Bovey in Hisley Wood is one of Dartmoor's mos...

Hisley Wood, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hisley Wood, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The heavily wooded section of the Bovey Valley runs for about 4km, as the crow flies, from Foxworthy in the north west down to Drakeford Bridge in the south east. The upper section of the valley is dominated by the magnificent Lustleigh Cleave. The lower section is a collection of woods called Bovey...

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his autobiography, Anthony Trollope wrote of Dartmoor: The prettiest scenery in all England is 'on the southern and south-eastern skirts of Dartmoor, where the rivers Dart, and Avon, and Teign form themselves, and where the broken moor is half-cultivated, and the wild-looking fields are half-m...

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South West England was battered by storms at the beginning of 2014. A vast quantity of rainwater was dumped on Dartmoor's high plateaus and channeled to the coast in famous Devon rivers such as the Dart and Teign. Waterfalls on these rivers became particularly impressive. We were fortunate enough to...

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Waterfalls/family attraction Becky Falls Woodland Park is one of Dartmoor's most popular family attractions. Most people visit to experience its waterfalls. The upper, or main, waterfalls are the highlight. That said, we really enjoy following the Becka Brook downstream to the lower waterfalls. T...

Heaven's Gate, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Heaven's Gate, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are plenty of 'gates' around Dartmoor that provide access to the National Park's high moorland and its river valleys. The appropriately named Heaven's Gate provides access to/from the stunning Bovey Valley and Lustleigh Cleave area from/to the pretty village Lustleigh. Heaven&#...

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map has the East Bovey Head near Birch Tor, Hookney Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map has the Boveycombe Head below Water Hill by the Warren House Inn. Both potential headwaters are near the B3212 trans-...

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Yarner Wood was purchased in 1952 by the Nature Conservancy and became England's first National Nature Reserve.'* Today, it's part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve that incorporates nearby Trendlebere Down and parts of the Bovey Valley. It's a superb place. There are nature trails, bird...