Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Bearacleave Wood (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bearacleave Wood (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Brook flows through the Wray Valley, roughly speaking, between Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh. The valley is lined with steep-sided wooded valley walls. On the north side of the Wray Valley, these woods push past the Lustleigh area down to Bovey Tracey. The colours are extraordinary in Autumn....

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the spine of Hamel Down and then descends to Dunstone Down and Bittleford Down before moorland meets a mosaic of small fields. At the southern end of this moorland, where Dunstone Down merges into Bittleford Down, is Wind Tor. It's one of Dartmoor's flat out...

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is fringed by stunning steep-sided wooded valleys. Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best. Located at the upper end of the Bovey Valley, Lustleigh Cleave offers some of the best valley views in the National Park. This walk takes you from the lower end of the valley up through Bovey Valley Wood...

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. The Templer Way is a long distance footpath running between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast following, as far as possible, the route of the old granite railway. This walk takes in some of the best sections of the wood and railway....

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

It's possible to complete big, circular walks in many of Dartmoor's wooded valleys and gorges. The Dart Gorge Circular Walk is magnificent. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is arguably the most popular in the National Park. The Bovey Valley Circular Walk takes in some of the most beautiful wooded lands...

Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

When exploring the Dart Gorge, most people follow the south side of the river through the National Trust's Holne Woods. Another good path runs north of the river. As you follow the Dart upstream, this good path becomes a good track and then quickly turns into a hazardous route through very steep woo...

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

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...

Manga Hill Cairn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hill Cairn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The high moor west of Chagford has many impressive prehistoric attractions from stone rows to ancient settlements, stone circles to evocative standing stones. Overlooking these attractions, near a section of Dartmoor's highest ground, is a large cairn topping Manga Hill. It's a g...

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Walking Manga Hill is one of the quickest, safest ways to get from the eastern side of Dartmoor's north moor to its high plateau around Hangingstone Hill. The wider area is crossed by rivers, streams, brooks and extensive sections of boggy land and mires. After wet weather, it's always a relief to w...

Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Amicombe Hole is marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map. It’s a steep-sided valley between Amicombe Hill and Great Kneeset just south of Lints Tor. Grass paths run across Amicombe Hill to Broad Amicombe Hole and up to Great Kneeset. You’ll often find Ten Tors teams pr...

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor’s north and south moors are home to a high number of peat passes. These passes were cut through the thick layer of peat to provide safe and easy passage. The most impressive is the deep pass on Whitehorse Hill. The biggest and most dramatic is on the remote Black Ridge by Black Hill. This...

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a heavily eroded peat pass near the remains of Statt's House on Statt's House Hill/Winney's Down. It runs in a north east/south west direction. We've positioned Statt's House Hill Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...