Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Dartmeet Walks
3 Popular Walks
Yar Tor Yar Tor
  
Walk 1 Yar Tor
 3.2 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Yar Tor via stepping stones
 4.2 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Bellever Forest
 9.8 miles (4 hours)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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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.

 

Point of Interest River East & West Dart
Bronze Age settlement & Field System
   
Point of Interest Badgers Holt - Booking essential during Pandemic
   
Pubs Nearest pub The Forest Inn in Hexworthy or Warren House Inn
   
parking Free Car Park Dartmeet (SX672731)
 
 
Walk 1
Yar Tor (3.2 miles )
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Difficulty

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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Walk 2
Yar Tor via stepping stones (4.2 miles )
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starting Point includes stepping stones

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

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 and

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 B 3357 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)
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Bellever Clapper Bridge
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 Point includes 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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 Walks near Dartmeet
  
  Postbridge
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
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries.