Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

This superb poetry trail runs, roughly speaking, around the lake in Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve. Nature poems by the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes are displayed on posts. Interspersed between the posts are other displays providing information on local birdlife, wildlife and history. On a sun...

Fingle Woods Halls Cleave/Cod Wood Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods Halls Cleave/Cod Wood Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

The woods around Fingle Bridge in the Teign Gorge (National Trust) can get relatively crowded. Head east into Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust) and you'll find fewer walkers. This is especially the case in Halls Cleave and Cod Wood. However, these are remarkably beautiful places teeming w...

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

In Spring, drive along the A30 as it skirts the northern border of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see purple moorland above Okehampton. This is the showing of bluebells on East Hill near the British Army's Okehampton Camp. It's up there with the best areas of bluebells in the National Park. Re...

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn is the most popular place to experience bluebells in Dartmoor National Park. On a sunny day, when the flowers are at their most vibrant and their intoxicatng smell pervades the moor, Holwell Lawn can get crowded. This circular walk takes you through the most popular area in addition to...

Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

In 2014, the bluebells up at Whiddon Deer Park were at their best in the middle of May. Clearly, this is a Spring walk when the bluebells are out. For other bluebell walk recommendations, see our listing for Bluebell Walks. Start at Iron Bridge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Tr...

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of the most impressive stretches of bluebell woodland we've experienced in Dartmoor National Park. Roughly speaking, the bluebells are thick between Meldon Viaduct and the car parking area on the west side of the woods. We can't recommend this area highly enough to bluebell fans. Ther...

Broad Down, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Down, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

If you're heading to Fur Tor or Cut Hill from Postbridge, it's likely you'll be walking over, or around, Broad Down. It's a beautiful spot offering great views of the East Dart River. Broad Down forms part of a lovely circular walk from Postbridge to the East Dart River Waterfall and back again....

White Ridge Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

White Ridge Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Just east of Fernworthy Forest, on Hurston Ridge, is an impressive and well-known stone row. It's one of many stone rows in and around Fernworthy. Some are located in the forest. Others create ancient avenues on the moors. Perhaps the most difficult to find is the stone row on White Ridge. Situated...

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust) is an area of woodland in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. Wooston Castle is a hillfort within the woods. Below are two route descriptions for walks to Wooston Castle within Fingle Woods.   1. Saw Mill Car Park to Wooston Ca...

East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

With its rocky high ground and numerous rivers, Dartmoor National Park has many waterfalls. In Lydford Gorge (National Trust) and Canonteign Falls, water falls from a great height. In Becky Falls Woodland Park and Yealm Steps Waterfall, water tumbles dramatically over rocks. The waterfall on the upp...

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Copse is one of three high altitude oak woodlands in Dartmoor National Park. See also Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve and Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve.

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

In winter, if you stand on Belstone Great Green and look east along the gorgeous Belstone Cleave, you'll see a rocky outcrop jutting out of the trees on the right hand side, or southern wall, of the wooded valley. This is Ivy Tor. It rises from the south bank of the River Taw next to a steep moorlan...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...