Famous for the stunning National Trust’s Lydford Gorge, Lydford is also a pretty village set in beautiful countryside. Located roughly halfway between Okehampton and Tavistock, with easy access to open moorland just a short distance away it’s a great place to base yourself for a walking holiday.
The village is situated on the River Lyd, and is well known for it’s interesting history as there used to be a coin minting factory here, two castles have been built through the ages, and it also is home to the beautiful St Petroc’s Church!
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Cycle the beautiful, breathtaking, off road purpose built Granite Way Trail with Devon Cycle Hire. Top quality adult and children's mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, Tag-a-longs, child seats and buggies. A fantastic day out for the whole family.
The geology, water & climate change has created the region’s deepest river gorge providing views that have been enjoyed since Victorian times.
PricePrice £4.90 to £24.50 Per Ticket
South West Lakes Trust offers spectacular lakes around the county for a wide variety of activities including watersports, fishing and walking.
Cholwell Riding Stables is a family-run business that has been providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years.
Bearslake Inn, a real pub with a fine restaurant and splendid accommodation, is situated on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
Our restaurant is non smoking and offers an a la carte menu. Bar meals are also available.
Distance: 5 miles
Start/End point: Meldon Viaduct
Meldon Viaduct, to the west of Okehampton, is a superb example of Victorian engineering. This walk starts at the Viaduct and includes several elements of Victorian interest
Black-a-Tor Copse is one of the best examples of high altitude oak woodland in Britain. The lichens and mosses that drape the trees are nationally important- and grow here in this unique clean air woodland.
Scenic lake offering watersports, angling and miles of footpaths plus a lakeside restaurant and visitor centre.
Brent Tor is one of the most impressive rock outcrops on Dartmoor. It is unusual as it is one of the few tors on Dartmoor not to be made of granite. With St Michael’s Church at its top, it makes a distinctive and famous silhouette.
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.
This viaduct was built in 1874 and spans 165 metres over the remains of mineral mines. The views from the viaduct span across to Meldon Dam and reservoir to the south west. The views of this dam almost 50 metres high are as impressive as the original
Surrounded by open moorland, Meldon is a breathtaking reservoir lake 900 feet above sea level teeming with native wildlife; befriend one of the fishermen sat on the steep banks and you may glimpse a brown trout!
This is a new, truly spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside.