Wistman's Wood a glimpse of our prehistoric past

Wistman's Wood 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 Dartmoor would have looked like 7000 years ago - Dart means oak-trees.


Unfortunately, these secret woods have being vandalised by a minority.

For this reason we no longer support these walks until the woods are fully protected .

 Walks near Wistman's Wood :
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries.
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see: bronze age stone & hut circles, a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
Popular town walks through this ancient tin producing market town.