Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Lanehead is a car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor. Just up the road from Mary Tavy, Lanehead provides excellent access to some of the best tors and high moorland in this section of the National Park. It's also by the stunning Tavy Cleave. We include Lanehead on this site as a point of reference.

We've positioned Lanehead on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head for Mary Tavy on the A386. Drive to Horndon and continue north east to Higher Willsworthy, Lane End and Lanehead.

The local area is packed with walks, tors, viewpoints and things to do. Highlights include:

Ger Tor. Beautiful tor overlooking Tavy Cleave with views up to Fur Tor and the most remote area in Dartmoor National Park. Grass tracks rise north east of Lanehead to Ger Tor.

Tavy Cleave Tors. Continue east of Ger Tor and you come to Tavy Cleave Tors which tower above Tavy Cleave and the River Tavy.

Tavy Cleave. Dartmoor is known for its steep-sided valleys. Tavy Cleave is one of the best. Essential Dartmoor visiting.

Hare Tor. North of Ger Tor and Tavy Cleave Tors, Hare Tor is a stunning cluster of rocky outcrops providing huge views east to remote moorland and west to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty and Cornwall.

Fur Tor. Many walkers trudge to Fur Tor from Lanehead. Fur Tor is said to be the most remote place in southern England and is a favourite destination for lots of Dartmoor enthusiasts.

Standon Steps. This bridge provides safe crossing over the River Tavy. From Lanehead, wander down to Higher Willsworthy and pick up walking signs.

Lichway/Lych Way. This ancient Dartmoor track runs between Lydford and the heart of Dartmoor. You can join the Lichway/Lych Way from Lanehead at Higher Willsworthy.