Bellever Tor Circuit

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Leaving from the car park at Bellever the walk heads up through the woodlands on forest tracks to reach open moorland, the walk then follows a land rover track along the edge of the moorland to visit both a Standing Stone and pass close to evidence of Dartmoor's more recent industrial heritage. The walk then follows another landrover track to reach the foot of Bellever Tor which is climbed. Although not particularly high the views from the top of Bellever Tor are cracking (on a nice day of course). The walk then comes down of Bellever Tor past a large prehistoric settlement, marked on the ground by white painted stones and again used Forest paths to wend it’s way through recently cleared woodland, after a winding descent through the former woodland there is a short piece of road walking (very quiet road) to return to the car park. It is important to study the text of this walk and the photographs as many of the rights of way shown on both the 1:50k and 1:25k OS maps are not matched by any paths on the ground and the paths are not shown on the maps – I believe that this area has not been recently mapped by the OS. Taking a wrong turn will lead to some time wading through waist deep gorse – I can assure you it's not much fun – however if you stick to the walk this is a lovely walk which gives you a real feeling of Dartmoor's wildness and it's historic environment without involving too many miles.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
17/01/2011 - Richard Hardy

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