Wistman's Wood a glimpse of our prehistoric past
 
   
Walk 1 (2.8 miles)Walk 2 (3.9 miles)
Easy Longaford & Littaford Tor

Wistman's Wood near Two Bridges is known for being one of the oldest & highest oak woods in Devon.

Located on a steep hill,it has remained virtually untouched by ponies ,cattle and sheep and provides a unique insight into what woods would have looked like 7000 years ago.

Point of InterestWistman's Wood
  
Point of InterestTwo Bridges Hotel
  
parking1) Free Car Park with limited spaces

2) Two Bridges Hotel
Wistman's Wood walk

Walk 1 Easy (2.8 miles)

For both walks we recommend a non-rainy day as there is nowhere to shelter.

En Route

No Pubs or Cafe

A most popular walk following clearly marked public footpaths and tracks.

Some stretches are uneven.

You return the way you came.

Difficulty
  
length:
2.4 miles
  
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 Walks near Wistman's Wood :
  
 Princetown
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries.
  
 Postbridge
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
  

Walk 1

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Walk 2 Longaford & Littaford Tor (3.9 miles)

Difficulty

Like the first walk ,the route passes Wistman's Wood then returns via Longaford Tor & Littaford Tor crossing the moor using paths ,at times narrow & barely visible.

The Lych Way crosses this part of Dartmoor- see LYW on map - it was used during the middle ages to ferry the dead (Leiche means corpse in German) to Lydford church.

Enjoy extensive views.

 

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There is a steady climb and descent.

Walk 2