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Explore Bellever
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.9/5)

Welcome to Bellever Forest where you can enjoy the tranquillity of a picnic by the East Dart River or take an exhilarating walk to the stunning views from Bellever Tor.

Walking Trails

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating walk or a gentle meander through the forest, Bellever can cater for every ability. Choose from one of the waymarked trails or join the historic bridleway, The Lich Way.

Horse riding

With the exception of bridleways horse riding is by permit only. For an application form please call, 01594 833057

Archaeological monuments

Discover numerous archaeological sites as you explore Bellever.

Wildlife

Bellever has a fascinating range of wildlife, including Dartmoor Ponies.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation of the Dartmoor pony breed. Their Pedigree and approved Heritage Dartmoor Ponies graze the forest, helping to keep the vegetation down and create diverse grassland areas for wildlife. It is important to keep all gates shut in order to prevent cross-breeding with ponies from the surrounding area. Please do not feed the ponies.

Car Parking charges

Cars and motorbikes pay £1 for up to two hours and £2 for over two hours.  There is a flat rate for minibuses of £4.

Downloadable audio walks

Visit the National Park's website for free downloadable audio walks for Postbridge and Bellever.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

the most amazing part of Dartmoor I've had the pleasure to visit alongside Fernworthy Forest, the sounds of trees shaking in the wind is uncanny, incredibly peaceful,hauntingly beautiful. when I think of Dartmoor, I picture the East Dart River slicing between Bellever and the Moors.

Jack, 14/Dec/2013
4 Stars 4 Stars

Both red and blue graded routes flow really nicely, are fast without being over technical ....this is how my local runs at Cannock should be...

Nobby, 26/Jun/2013

i think this place is AMAZING!

rosie, 13/Jun/2013
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What's Here?

  • Dogs
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Cycling
  • Cyclists are welcome, but please stay on the stoned forest roads.
  • Horse riding
  • With the exception of bridleways, horse riding is by permit only. For an application form please call 01392 834231.
  • Viewpoint
  • Follow the Postbridge Trail and enjoy the stunning views from Bellever Tor.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SX655770

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Contact

West England District
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01594 833057
westengland@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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