Things To Do near River Dart

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Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

[Main photo: the River Dart at the bottom of White Wood in the heart of the Dart Gorge]   Walking the deepest section of the Dart Gorge Dartmoor's famous for its rain and rivers. After a period of heavy rain, there are a few places where the noise of the water is awesome as i...

White Wood, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

White Wood, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

[Main photo: White Wood (left), the River Dart and Meltor Wood (right) in the heart of the Dart Gorge near Mel Pool. View upriver to Rowbrook House]   The Dart Gorge The Dart Gorge is one of the most remarkable and beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Cut by the River Dart, roug...

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Breathtaking views of the Dart Gorge If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park in autumn then head for Bench Tor. Topping a spur of moorland that juts out into the Dart Gorge, it's a breathtaking place. The heavily wooded gorge walls are a riot of colour. After a spell of heavy rain, wate...

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of our favourite walks in Dartmoor National Park. It's difficult, owing to the absence of paths in the central section of the Dart Gorge below Bench Tor. For long sections of the walk, you're picking your way through wild woodland. Don't try this walk unless you are a confident walker. T...

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Bench Tor and some of Dartmoor's best valley views Bench Tor is a rocky outcrop topping a spur of land that juts out into the Dart Gorge. The views from the tor are spectacular. You'll often see climbers on the huge, vertical wall of rock on the crag nearest the lip of the gorge. It's als...

Mel Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful areas in Dartmoor. It's lined with tors north and south of the river. Mel Tor is north of the river roughly half between Dartmeet and New Bridge. It's by Dr Blackall's Drive and the Two Moors Way. There's also a car parking area very close to Bel Tor Corne...

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking/views The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the Devon coast. The Dart Gorge is located in t...

Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Dart Valley Nature Reserve is located in the Dart Gorge. In our opinion, the Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst we've positioned the Dart Valley Nature Reserve on Google maps, we'd recommend studying the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map f...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Spectacular gorge and moorland route for experienced walkers This is a spectacular walk. We'd recommend trying it in spring or autumn to make the most of the Dart Gorge's natural beauty. Only try this if you're an experienced walker owing to its length and some of the awkward footing along t...

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dr Blackall's Drive is a track that runs along the northern lip of the Dart Gorge. It's a classic Dartmoor walk. At one point, Dr Blackall's Drive swings around a bulge in the moor that's topped with a rocky outcrop. This is Aish Tor. In an area where there are some extraordinary tors, Aish Tor is u...

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking above the River Dart in the Dart Gorge Dartmoor National Park is fringed with gorges and steep-sided wooded valleys. These are some of the most beautiful places in the national park and Westcountry. In many cases, it's possible to walk along the lip of these gorges and valleys h...

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Venford Reservoir sits on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau between Holne and Hexworthy. At the northern end of the reservoir is a dam and beyond this are water works. Venford Brook flows from the dam area down through a pretty valley in to the River Dart as it tumbles through the Dart Gorge. We...

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Two Moors Way is a long distance path that runs from Lynmouth on the Exmoor National Park coast all the way south to Ivybridge on the southern border of Dartmoor National Park. At over 100 miles, it's a long way but, clearly, one can dip into the walk at various points. This listing cove...