Cosdon and the River Taw
Cosdon Hill, Dartmoor
About this walk
Of the many options for short circular walks from Belstone on the northern edge of the moor this has to be the loveliest in spring:
a run across the lower moorland slopes of Cosdon Hill is followed by a steep descent through Skaigh Wood, then a return along the River Taw.
Note: The route could be reversed, giving great views of Belstone village, but going anticlockwise avoids a very steep ascent out of the cleave.
4 1/4 miles (6.8km)
Belstone car park SX 621940
Rocky and uneven in places, especially along sections of flood-damaged riverbank: boots essential
OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor
None to village; local buses along old A30
Belstone car park (free) on way into village