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The Lich Way
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

Public Right of Way - Bridleway

Length of trail:

12 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

The Lich Way is a long-distance bridleway that starts in Bellever and is named due to its historic beginnings.

In the 13th Century, residents of the small farmsteads in the surrounding area had to make the twelve mile journey across the moor to bury their dead at Lydford parish church. The word 'lich' has its origins in Old English, meaning 'body'.

The trail passes through Bellever Forest and proceeds out on to the moor.

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What's Here?

  • 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


OS Grid ref: SX 655 770

Get directions


Dartmoor Team Bellever Office

01822 880203

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