(Photo: Lynne Farrell/English Nature) This site takes it's name from a small oak wood. This amazing woodland is important for the mosses and lichens that festoon the trees and the impressive granite boulders found on the site. However, this National Nature Reserve of 170ha mainly consists of a model example of the upland heathland and has a wealth of moorland birds. Wistmans Wood is in the Dart river valley and has views of wild Devon that you won't find anywhere else in the country.
Where: SX 605760
When: Open all year however as an upland site, the weather is prone to sudden change. As such adequate clothing should be taken at all times of the year. Visiting is encouraged over winter and spring but with the caveat that participants should be experienced and well prepared walkers due to the potentially difficult weather.
Facilities: Bus Stop, Dogs Allowed, Refreshments, Toilets, Visitor Centre, Walks.
Hints and Tips: Visitors should ensure they have adequate footwear and clothing. Wistman's Wood is an upland site subject to rapid weather changes.
To find out more about walking on Dartmoor. Go to Visit Dartmoor HERE
Map & Directions
1m north of the Two Bridges Hotel, near Princetown