Nature Trails & Reserves in Dartmoor National Park

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Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming/picnic and walking On maps, Spitchwick is usually marked as Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common. Most people, however, refer to the area as Spitchwick. There are a small number of places in Dartmoor National Park that can get exceptionally crowded. Spitchwick is one of...

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne is a village on Dartmoor. Holne Moor is an area of moorland above the village on the National Park's south moor. It's very popular with walkers, fringes the amazing Dart Gorge and is packed with points of interest. We've positioned Holne Moor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setti...

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Nature. Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve sits below Haytor Down in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's very easily accessible and is known for its Spring bluebell showing and cuckoos. We've positioned Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite...

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....

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is home to some of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties such as Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Collectively, these properties pull in huge numbers of visitors. However, there are also smaller National Trust properties and chunks of land that are less well visited. To our knowle...

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.

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, or Bovey Valley Woods, is a collective term for three woods that sit at the lower end of the Bovey Valley. These woods are Pullabrook Wood (Pullbrook on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map), Hisley Wood and Houndtor Wood. The woods are part of the East Dartmoor N...

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Park Hotel is widely recognised as being one of the best hotels in the UK. It's located in beautiful, wooded landscape on the fringe of the high moors near the Dartmoor National Park gateway town Chagford. The woodland is called Gidleigh Park and a section of the Mariners' Way runs through...

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

The River Dart rises in two places on Dartmoor's north plateau. The East Dart River and West Dart River merge at Dartmeet and the combined River Dart flows through the stunning Dart Gorge on its way to the south eastern border of the National Park. The National Trust's Hembury Woods provides the bes...

Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Lee Moor is in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It drops from the high south moor down to Whitehill Yeo China Clay Works, Lee Moor China Clay Works and Shaugh Lake China Clay Works. To the west are the Trowlesworthy Tors and the Trowlesworthy Stone Rows. Beyond those are Cadover Bridg...

Holne Woods (National Trust), Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Woods (National Trust), Holne, Dartmoor National Park

The River Dart is particularly beautiful between Dartmeet and New Bridge. When in spate, the water powers through the Dart Gorge shaping cascades and pools. The easiest way to access and experience the Dart in the lower section of the gorge is via Holne Woods. Managed by the National Trust, the w...

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's most beautiful steep-sided valleys. It's cut by the River Plym as it flows between Cadover Bridge to the north east and Shaugh Bridge to the south west. Up by Cadover Bridge is North Wood. We've positioned North Wood on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satel...

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Valley is lined by woods. On the northern side of the River Plym, the Dewerstone Wood pushes north east into Cadworthy Wood. You can follow the bank of the River Plym from the foot of the Dewerstone Crags in Dewerstone Wood into Cadworthy Wood. It's a stunning walk in Autumn.

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down is open access land pushing north of the Dewerstone and Dewerstone Valley. You cross Wigford Down when walking the Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk. We've positioned Wigford Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.