It's an easy family walk leading to panoramic views from Bellever Tor. During the way back you could also discover Stone Row and Cairn circles.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) In Postbridge, park your car close to the Visitor Center in the car park on the other side of the road B3212.
After the gate, follow the signpost "Bellever Tor 2km" on the large forestry track. Bear right at the next two forks, then you will see the grassy path you will ascend towards the granitic top. Enjoy the panoramic view, look also at this characteristic erosion (stunning parallel layers). Go down using the same grassy way but bear gently left before the track.
(1) The path goes up until a stone row. Walk along this row, then quickly turn right take the path in the middle of the moor until a cairn circle (you can see an isolated fallen tree on your way).
(2) Continue slightly down towards a second Circle Cairn, then an old settlement.
(3) From this settlement, descend the "rocky" path in the forest. Turn right at the next junction, then turn left at the following one. You are back on the main large track leading straight to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1161ft - Postbridge
1 : mi 2.31 - alt. 1371ft - Stone Row
2 : mi 2.55 - alt. 1322ft - Second Cair Circle
3 : mi 2.66 - alt. 1289ft - Settlement
D/A : mi 3 - alt. 1181ft - Postbridge
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This is an unmarked hike (but mainly obvious paths during clear days) located on the easter side of Dartmoor National Park. During this trip, you will enjoy peaceful moors, great views from tops and stone circles historic site.
This stage is the last part of the Two Moors Way in Dartmoor National Park. First, it retraces steps back to Bennet's Cross to join the trail and then avoids the high ground to the west by heading for the Teign Valley. There are a mix of landscapes and a real high point at Hunter's Tor near Castle Drogo.
A circular walk in the east of Dartmoor following roads and paths, including sections of the Two Moors Way. The walk includes a mix of open moorland, footpaths and quiet roads where the farming hinterlands meet the moor. Except for the section north of the road near the Warren House Inn, all the paths are well-trodden and waymarked. There are some steep sections. Apart from the high moors, this walk is fairly sheltered from the prevailing SW winds.
Includes a fording of the Dart river as long as it's not in spate!
This is a circular walk that combines moorland, streams and woodland on Dartmoor, passing the dramatic Hound Tor and iconic Bowerman's Nose and including opportunities for refreshments at the half waypoint. It is a good length with some steep hills for some hearty exercise and is mainly off-road, taking advantage of well-marked footpaths and tracks. You could start the walk at Lustleigh or Manaton if you prefer, and there are various short-cuts available if you wish to shorten the walk.
It's an easy family walk leading to a stunning 360° viewpoint from Great Miss Tor and a lovely place to enjoy colours of sunset as well.
This stage has a sting in the tail as an option for all those YHA lovers. The Two Moors Way goes about 5 miles east of YHA Dartmoor at Bellever but that shouldn't stop you from staying there. The extra few miles at the end of this stage and the journey back to the Two Moors Way at the beginning of the next stage are in no way laborious, rather a bonus.
A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave
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