Nature Trails & Reserves in Dartmoor National Park

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Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.   Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Ra...

Nattor Down, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Nattor Down, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Nattor Down is a section of moorland on the edge of Willsworthy Range. The car parking area at Lanehead leads to Nattor Down. You cross Nattor Down to reach the stunning Ger Tor and Tavy Cleave Tors overlooking Tavy Cleave. We've positioned Nattor Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satelli...

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

The River Erme and River Yealm rise on Dartmoor's south moor. They flow south to the border of the National Park. Between them is Stall Moor. The terrain is difficult and boggy but the moor is peppered with amazing attractions from the world's longest stone row to a stunning waterfall. Stall Moor is...

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley is a cluster of houses and a farm on the edge of the village South Zeal. Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common overlook the village and provide stunning views south west to Cosdon Hill. There's parking on the eastern side of Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common. It's also on the Taw-Teign Link...

Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

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...

Penn Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Moor is situated at the southern egde of Dartmoor's south moor. It rises above Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve and China Clay Workings. It's topped by Penn Beacon.

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of Dartmoor's National Nature Reserves. However, you need a permit to visit the site. An information board on site reads: 'This wood is an example of old wood pasture. Oak and beech are the dominant tree species some beech trees being over 300 years old. The woodland supports a rich d...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...

Bridford Wood (National Trust), Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park

Bridford Wood (National Trust), Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park

If you're feeling energetic, you can follow the River Teign through a stunning wooded gorge and valley all the way from the National Trust's Castle Drogo in the west to Steps Bridge in the east. Whiddon Deer Park and Whiddon Wood are at the mouth of the gorge to the west. Bridford Wood is at the tal...

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

There are a number of islands of open access moorland rising from surrounding farmland just south of the Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The largest is Mardon Down. At Mardon Down, two domes of moor are connected by a thin strip of land in whic...

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford is a small village on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. Harford Bridge spans the River Erme. The moorland east of the River Erme is called Harford Moor and is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map by Piles Copse. We've positioned Harford Moor on Google maps so zoom i...

Butterdon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Butterdon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Butterdon Down tends to be one of those places on Dartmoor that you pass through as opposed to being a destination in its own right. Located between Fingle Bridge and Moretonhampstead, the Dartmoor Way Walking Route runs around the western and southern fringes of this small island of moorland. Th...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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...