Elephants Nest Mary Tavy to Peter Tavy Circular walk
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 walk follows the Dartmoor Way to Peter Tavy ,then 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 ,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


5.4 miles
2 hr 15 mins
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
72 - 173 m

Residential at Mary Tavy

walk to elephants nest

Elephant's Nest Walk 1

 Walks near Elephant's Nest:
Popular pub walks to Okehampton Castle & Belstone.
 Mary Tavy
A delightful walk to Brent Tor,with its church on top of a hill.
A delightful walk to Wheal Betsy ,an old copper mine,across stunning moorland using well maintained footpaths and green lanes.