Dartmeet - Babeny - Laughter Hole - Hexworthy - Dartmeet

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Start from the Dartmoor Valley hamlet of Dartmeet with its ancient clapper bridge now in ruins. The walk follows the East Dart upstream and then crosses by well-placed stones in the riverbed. Ascending over open moors with views of the highest points on the southern moor, we visit the seat of the Tinners' Parliament known as the 'Judge's Chair' sited just inside Dunnabridge Pound. The West Dart is then crossed by a longer stretch of stepping-stones before descending into the picturesque thatched hamlet of Hexworthy, with a possible short detour to visit the local inn. The descent to Hucaby Bridge brings us to a picnic- and bathing spot beside the River Dart, before a short climb and then descent back to Dartmeet for refreshments.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
9/3/2012 - Ray Clarke

Pretty scenery and lovely river sounds. The Walks river crossings would become impassable after heavy rain as the stepping stones would be underwater. We did the walk in September on a lovely day. But the ground for much of this walk was boggy resulting in very wet feet. In more than one place the ground is very uneven due to the boulders. We did not rush this walk and thinks this walk is more like 4+ hours long. If taking your kids, take opportunity to play in the river.

1/2/2012 - Steve and Jenny moore

This is a really great walk - one or two steep descents - not too difficult but definately not a gentle stroll. Good waterproof footware and a compass essential. Go prepared for weather. Weather today changed dramatically from warm sunshine to strong cold winds with hail, sleet and heavy rain. Be prepared!! Great web site, Many thanks Steve and Jenny Moore

7/10/2011 - alex mcgivern

A lovely walk with easy to follow instructions. Great photos at all the stepping stones and lots of places to just sit and enjoy.

9/2/2006 - Keith Farrow

Brilliant walk and great directions. Dog owners note, some of the adjoining open access land is out of bounds to dogs so keep to the route at these points.

11/1/2004 - Brian Spiro

Best ever!

8/19/2004 - Stephen Harvey

Enjoyed this walk along the river and crossing's over stepping stones we also had a nice picnic by the river. Excellent instructions.

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