Bellever Tor viewpoint and cairn circles

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.

Technical sheet
No. 3718202
A Dartmoor Forest walk posted on 01/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 23/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h40[?]
Distance Distance : 3mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 308ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 276ft
Highest point Highest point : 1407ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1161ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Dartmoor Forest
Starting point Starting point : N 50.592323° / W 3.913879°
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Bellever Tor

Description

(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)

Waypoints :
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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