Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Bellever village car park and toilets open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm (exit only after 5.00pm).

Postbridge village car park open daily dawn - dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Bellever, Dartmoor
Sat Nav Postcode: PL20 6TP
By Car

At Postbridge on the B3212 Yelverton to Mortonhampstead road, take the turning signposted for Bellever.  The Postbridge Village car park is here but for the main Bellever Village car park and toilets, continue further for 1.5km. As you enter Bellever Village, turn left at the triangle of grass and after 130m you will see the entrance to Bellever Forest on the right.  

By Public Transport

Bus information: Target Travel 98 runs between Tavistock - Yelverton or the Tavistock Country Bus 123 runs between Tavistock - Exeter (via Princetown).

OS Grid Ref

50.578859479772, -3.8996797800064

Parking and prices

Bellever Forest has two car parks: at Bellever village and Postbridge village. Overnight stays are not allowed in the forest. Find a campsite for your needs on the Dartmoor National Park website.

Pay for your parking with debit/credit card.

Bellever Forest members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £25 and simply display your pass in your vehicle. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Bellever Forest for everyone.

Parking Charges

Up to 2 hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £10.00

Coaches - not permitted

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 2
Card payments accepted

Facilities and access

Toilets open 9.30am-5.00pm daily.

Camping and overnight sleeping is not allowed in the forest. Find a campsite for your needs on the Dartmoor National Park website.

Accessible toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Explore this stunning location in the heart of Dartmoor

Enjoy the tranquility of a picnic by the East Dart river or an exhilarating walk up to Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore the forest itself and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

At a glance

Help us prevent wildfire. Never light BBQs, fires, or camp stoves in the forest
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Things to do

A short, surfaced path leading 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 trail.

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

We have two picnic tables located next to the car park for easy access. Or pick your favourite spot along the bank of the East Dart river.

To prevent wild fires and protect this special landscape, BBQs, fires, and stoves are not permitted in the forest.

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 everyone. 

The waymarked trails at Bellever Forest are a wonderful way to enjoy this part of Dartmoor but it can be wet underfoot and weather conditions can change quickly. To make sure you enjoy your visit, please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, bring a waterproof jacket and sun screen (you might need both on the same day).


Nearby forests

Reservoir surrounded by forest

Come and discover the Dartmoor story at Fernworthy. The open, windswept upland moors with wide views gives you a sense of space, perfect for reflecting, escape and creativity.

Escape the intrusions of modern life and see if you can find one of the many prehistoric sites in the area including the Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row. 

Pack a picnic on a perfect summer day or wrap up warm and visit at night to see the night sky like never before. 

Birch tree blocking out the sun with winding branches

Once part of the Stover Estate, Great Plantation is located just north of the market town of Newton Abbot in the heart of South Devon.

Come and explore this mixed woodland which is home to roe deer, woodland birds and the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. 

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Once part of the area’s industrial past, this diverse woodland now supports a wide variety of plant and animal life including some of the UK’s rarest butterfly species. Come and see what you can spot! 


Ancient forest on steep hillside

Set in the idyllic hills of Dartmoor National Park just north of Newton Abbot, Canonteign Forest is home to some challenging hikes and stunning natural scenery. 

Walk alongside the Beadon Brook valley and take in the tranquility of the stream-side woodland.

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