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.
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.
Park your car at Postbridge car park close to the visitor centre (mentioned sign).
(D/A) Start the path behind public toilets turning right and leading to a gate. Go straight up (path steeper and steeper) along the low wall leading to the gate on your right (left the other one you can see on your left).
From this point, the path a bit less visible. Go up in the moor slightly taking away from the low wall on your right.
(1) Then, you will target another low wall you can see far away and you should gradually see a triangular rock. The stile you have to take is just after this particular rock.
From the flat top, follow straight down the clear path until East Dart River.
(2) Cross the river on large and flat granitic rocks (red colour) and ascend this second flat top leading to small distinctive isolated rocks you will see quickly in the moor.
The path (more or less marshy and clear) goes straight Northeast across the moor to Sittaford Tor ahead of you. Climb the wooden ladder, you reached Sittaford Tor! Enjoy the view, particularly northwards. You can also see Cut hill, even Bellever Tor southwards.
(3) Go down heading Fernworthy Forest (the low wall leading to the forest is on your left) until you reach a preserved piece of history named" Grey Wethers". These two stone circles are around 5000 years old!
(4) Follow the path on the right towards the East Dart River valley, then bear left at the fork.
(5) Continue straight, you will take a small stile over a low wall. Bear slightly left towards the tor you can see : this is Hartland Tor overlooking Postbridge area.
Continue down the path leading to several gates close to East Dart River. Cross the field which joins the road close to the car park on your right. Don't forget to glance at the stunning clapper bridge along the road.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1125ft - Postbridge car park
1 : mi 1.47 - alt. 1568ft - Triangular rock
2 : mi 1.95 - alt. 1558ft - East Dart River
3 : mi 3.69 - alt. 1575ft - Grey wethers (stone circles)
4 : mi 3.98 - alt. 1503ft - Fork
5 : mi 5.13 - alt. 1319ft - Small stile
D/A : mi 6.75 - alt. 1122ft - Postbridge car park
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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.
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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