Best Elephants Nest Walk

Mary Tavy to Peter Tavy Circular
1 hour walks
Point of InterestElephants Nest Pub Moorland

This is a must do walk if you are in the area.

Walks start in Mary Tavy and pass the famous Elephant's Nest pub.

Elephants Nest

Walk 1 (5.4 miles)


This delightful & varied 5 mile hike follows the Dartmoor Way to Peter Tavy

  • It turns East into a bridle way and later a footpath crossing a moor towards Boulters Tor.
  • You return via Horndon not far from the Elephant's Nest.

At the pub (PL19 9NQ) , for those who do not mind wetlands & steep ladders across hedges, there is an alternative way via Kingsett Farm - see RED dotted line on map NOT included in the gpx file.

Extensive moorland views


altitude range
72 - 173 m

Residential at Mary Tavy

parkingSATNAV Postcode:PL19 9PE
walk to elephants nest

Elephant's Nest Walk 1

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