stunning views from the heart of Dartmoor
1 hour walks
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  Yar Tor Yar TorBellever

Dartmeet is a popular picnic destination in the centre of Dartmoor.

The name means a place where The (East & West) Dart meet.

The walks are best enjoyed in the summer on a fine day with a light to moderate breeze and no rain.

starting PointWalks 2 & 3 include stepping stones
Point of InterestRiver East & West Dart
Bronze Age settlement & Field System
Point of InterestBadgers Holt - Booking essential during Pandemic
PubsNearest pub The Forest Inn in Hexworthy or Warren House Inn
parkingFree Car Park Dartmeet (SX672731)
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parkingSATNAV Postcode:PL20 6SG

Walk 1 Yar Tor (3.2 miles )

Yar Tor


This pleasant walk includes a steady climb and a steep descent with a possibility of a path hidden by bracken. Unlike the other Dartmeet walks it does not use stepping stones.

Stretches along the river can be wet

Yar Tor offers magnificent views and the area surrounding it is steeped in history with a settlement and field system dating back to the Bronze age.

From the car park walk to the river and turn right along a path withe the river on your left.

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Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Dartmeet
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles, a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
  New Bridge
Explore a most idyllic and romantic landscape and enjoy a paddle in the Dart or a picnic nearby!
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries.


Walk 2 Yar Tor via stepping stones (4.2 miles )


starting Pointincludes stepping stones

Do not attempt this walk if it is wet as the stepping stones are very slippery.

The Walk

A From the car park walk to the river and turn LEFT along a path with the river on your left.

At the main road turn right , crossing the bridge.

Take the first public foot path on your left and continue following the purple Dartmoor Way signs.

B Do not cross the stepping stones but take footpath on your right taking you behind Pixies Holt.

C At the lane turn right. Cross the B3357 and turn right back towards the car park - after 135 m turn left ;do not go through gate but follow the public bridleway on your right.

Continue following this bridle way ; after a while you will see the East Dart on your right.

Contue along this bridle path crossing 1 foot bridge then some stepping stone.

D At the lane turn left.

E After just over a mile take a path on your right which heads east towards Yar Tor.

F Keep left of the Tor and descend heading south west - in places, the path isn't clear!


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Walk 3 Bellever Forest (9.8 miles)


Bellever Clapper Bridge

This quite strenuous but enjoyable and peaceful pub walk to Bellever Forest follows mainly public bridle paths and footpaths.

Bellever Forest is known for its wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

starting Pointincludes stepping stones

It includes two river crossings using stepping stones which tend to be slippery in the winter or during wet weather.

Stretches along the river can be wet

On your way back the route passes   the Forest Inn at Hexworthy - 1.4 miles from the starting point.

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Map of Walk 3