Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Mary Tavy Walks
2 Popular Walks
Brent Tor Church Brent Tor Church
Walk 1 Mary Tavy To Brent Tor
 8.6 miles (3h 30)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Mary Tavy To Elephants Nest via Peter Tavy
 5.4 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

A perfect starting point for exploring the iconic Brent Tor.



Point of Interest Brent Tor , Jamaica Inn Film
parking Mary Tavy, residential
Walk 1
Mary Tavy To Brent Tor (8.6 miles)

This delightful walk climbs steadily out of Mary Tavy following part of the Dartmoor Way on the Brentor Road.

A After 0.6 miles you turn off the lane onto a track.but rejoin a bit later

B Brent Tor & the famous Church of St Michael (where Jamaica Inn was once filmed) are surrounded in numerous legends.

C North Brentor. a charming village with a church but no pub.

D Tracks to Gibbet Hill are well defined.

E Cross the A386 to Tavistock at gates - no need to walk along busy road.

busy crossing a busy road has to be crossed.
Wheal Betsy

F The leaning ruins of Wheal Betsy, an old engine house, was used for mining.

G There is a footpath to Mary Tavy after Kingsett farm - however, after heavy rain fall this often gets water-logged.

As there is no shelter ensure it's not a rainy day when you start this walk.

8.6 miles
3 hours 20 mins
tracks bridle,paths
main roads
0 %
altitude range
72 - 173 m
quality of track
GPX for Mobile / GPS
FIT for Watches / GPS
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Walk 2
Mary Tavy To Elephants Nest via Peter Tavy (5.4 miles)
Elephant's Nest
Elephant's Nest

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 Walks near Mary Tavy
Popular town walks through this ancient tin producing market town.
A delightful walk to Wheal Betsy , an old copper mine, across stunning moorland using well maintained footpaths and green lanes.
 Elephant's Nest
A most enjoyable pub walk from Mary Tavy to the famous Elephant's Nest pub.