Things To Do near Bovey Valley

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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&#...

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, 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...

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

England's first National Nature Reserve*, the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve consists of parts of the Bovey Valley, Trendlebere Down and Yarner Wood. We've positioned the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Fo...

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...

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-...

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...

River Bovey Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

River Bovey Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Bovey and beautiful ancient woodland The River Bovey cuts a beautiful, steep-sided valley between the pretty village North Bovey and the Dartmoor gateway town Bovey Tracey. This walk takes you alongside the river and into the lower section of Lustleigh Cleave. It's a gentle river and...

Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Tors/rocky outcrops, the beautiful River Bovey and ancient woodland Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many valleys, cleaves and gorges. You'll experience Dartmoor's famous tors/rocky outcrops, the beautiful Ri...

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church dominates the centre of Lustleigh village. Located on an oval island of land and surrounded by a road, the church dates from the 13th century although some argue that it's the site of a much older place of worship. Datuidoc's Stone, or the Datuidoci Stone...