Nature Trails & Reserves in Dartmoor National Park

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Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

The Granite Way crosses the impressive Lake Viaduct near Bearslake Inn. A path runs down from the Granite Way and up from Bearslake Inn to the foot of Lake Down. Deep Valley is cut by a stream on the down. It's a wonderful sight and paths climb steeply to the King Way, Sourton Tors and Rattlebr...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

Southerly Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Southerly Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Southerly Down provides access from the Granite Way to the high moor near the western boundary of Dartmoor National Park. Coombe Down is to the north east. Great Nodden is to the east and south east. King Wall, the King Way and a section of the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the...

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see lots of grass paths and tracks crossing moorland. These give you a sense of the popularity of Whitchuch Common. Other clues are provided by the size of the car parking area by the B3357 and the fact that the area is a w...

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

As you climb the B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor Vale to the high moors, Haytor Down runs north of the road and Bagtor Down to the south. Note that the River Sig rises on Bagtor Down from two boggy sections of moorland. The western section is called Bag Tor Marsh and is best avoided. If you...

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, it was on Blackslade Down 'that the wicked Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulgin...

Bonehill Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Down is a finger of open access moorland surrounded by private land in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near the popular moorland village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Running north to south, the down is home to the impressive rocky outcrops Honeybag Tor, Chinkwell Tor, B...

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

On the western side of Dartmoor National Park, close to the B3357 as it climbs from Tavistock to Merrivale, is a cluster of well known tors. Cox Tor, the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor attract large numbers of walkers. Just beyond these is Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone, st...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Whiddon Wood, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Whiddon Wood, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The River Teign flows through the stunning Teign Gorge in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. The south wall of the gorge is covered by a number of woods. The most westerly wood, across the gorge from the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Sharp Tor and running into Whiddon Deer Park, i...

Week Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Two hills rise above the popular Dartmoor gateway town Chagford. At 390 metres above sea level, Meldon Hill is the bigger. Nattadon Hill, whilst smaller, is topped with a fort. East of these hills is Week Down. The views from Week Down are superb. It's also where you'll see Week Down Cross. We've...

Bellever Forest, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Forest, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor’s moors and tors are world famous. Less well known are the extraordinarily beautiful wooded valleys that fringe the high ground. There are a number of stunning forests as well. The largest, between Chagford and Postbridge, is Fernworthy Forest. By Postbridge, in the heart of Dartmoor Nati...

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Today, Erme Plains is remote moorland in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. It's bisected by the River Erme. The eastern side of Erme Plains is easily accessible. The western side of Erme Plains is more difficult to access. The moorland here is packed with points of interest including the...

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

This is an area of moorland between, roughly speaking, Hookney Tor and Hameldown Tor and King Tor on the edge of the high moor near English Heritage's Grimspound. It's particularly beautiful in late summer when the heather flowers. It runs into the vast whale's back of moorland that is Hamel Down...

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

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

Owned by the National Trust, Dunsford Wood is to the east of the Teign Gorge (National Trust) and Castle Drogo where the River Teign flows under Steps Bridge on its way to the coast. Steep wooded sides rise from the valley floor which, in early spring is carpeted with wild daffodils. According to...