Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor are arguably the most famous and frequently visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Between them are Holwell Tor, the pretty Becka Brook with its recently installed clapper bridge and Holwell Lawn. The latter is covered with horse and pony jumps used by the local pony club. It offers superb views of this area of the National Park. Cuckoos can be heard on their return from Africa in April/May. However, Holwell Lawn is best known for its Spring showing of bluebells.

We've positioned Holwell Lawn on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit, we'd recommend starting from the car parking area by Hound Tor. Either wander south across Houndtor Down or follow the circular route in our Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk. It's also fun to walk in from the Haytor Rocks area. Head for Holwell Tor and its disused quarry. Drop down the flank of the moor to Becka Brook. Cross the water on the recently installed clapper bridge and follow the signs up to Holwell Lawn.

It's an easy stroll across Bonehill Down from Bonehill Rocks if you wan to approach from the Widecombe-in-the-Moor direction. Last, there's limited parking along the road that runs up the western side of Holwell Lawn. This provides direct access. For all these routes, consult the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail.