Best Emsworthy Mire Walks

stunning fields of bluebells
Bluebells at Emsworthy

Emsworthy Mire is a nature reserve near Widecombe in the Moor . It is managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust and includes the ruins of an old farm, abandoned since the 1870s.
 In early summer, the fields all around are a dazzling purple from the flowers of thousands of bluebells

  • Follow the B3387 from Bovey Tracey on to Dartmoor . Go past Haytor Visitors Centre towards Widecombe in the Moor
    Use what3words for accurate location.
  • Postcode TQ13 7TT gives you the area but is not sufficiently accurate
parking Free Car Park , Saddle Tor South or Saddle Tor North
Point of InterestFields of bluebells
Emsworthy Barn

Walk 1 Emsworthy Mire (1 mile)


A short and pleasant rural walk from Saddle Tor Car Park South around the Nature Reserve.

No climbs or steep descents. The route is just a suggestion.

Don't forget your camera!





Emsworthy Walk 1

 Walks near Emsworthy
Two walks from Uncle Tom Cobley's village with extensive views exploring Tors , gift and tea shops and perhaps a pub!
 Bowermans Nose
Enjoy spectacular views from this magical place where a hunter with his pack of hounds (Hound Tor) were turned to stone!
There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again! Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village
View from Emsworthy Rocks of hill covered in bluebells.

Walk 2 Mire and Saddle Tor (1.8 miles)


A magnificent walk with delightful views. Most paths are clearly visible. The route contains some steady climbs and descents.

The Walk

A The walk can be done from both Car Parks but we suggest you start from Saddle Tor North , nearest to Saddle Tor.

With your back to the main road , head left towards Saddle Tor following a clear and gently climbing track.

B Once on the saddle of Saddle Tor head South West and aim for Saddle Tor South Car Park.

You can continue in westerly direction towards the main entrance to the nature reserve but there is no clear path to lead you.

C At Saddle Tor South turn right and follow a track leading to the nature reserve.

D From here the path is not clear and some sections may be boggy.

Turn right and aim for the top of Emsworthy Rocks.

E Follow path through Emsworthy Rocks then head SE back to car park.


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Walk 2