Bellever Forest

Visitor information

Explore this stunning location in the heart of Dartmoor

Bellever Forest is an unmissable stop on your visit to Dartmoor National Park. Explore one of several waymarked walking trails, discover incredible archaeology, take in the breathtaking views from Bellever Tor, or enjoy a relaxing picnic on the riverbank surrounded by native Dartmoor ponies.*

The history of Dartmoor Forest reaches back before the last ice age. Nowadays, Bellever Forest is not only a popular leisure destination, it is a working forest producing sustainably grown timber for British industries. It is also home to a fantastic variety of wildlife, including hobby, goshawk, buzzard, nightjar prefers, trout, salmon, and even otter.

*Never feed the ponies.


At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • East Dart River
  • Access to Bellever Tor
  • Archaeological monuments
  • Fascinating wildlife  
  • Well behaved dogs welcome

Things to do

A short, surfaced path leads from the car park to the East Dart riverbank, a perfect spot for scenic picnicking.

For a longer Tramper-friendly route, try the Cycle and Tramper...

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest, just bring along good food and company!

We have picnic tables near to the car park or pick your favourite spot along the bank of the East Dart...

See wild ponies, breathtaking views from Bellever Tor and rich woodland with a walk at Bellever Forest. Choose from one of the varied trails which offer walking opportunities for...

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