Gunpowder trail at Bellever Forest

This challenging trail is the only way to reach the remains of Devon's only gunpowder factory: Powdermills. Find out why it was built, who worked there, and how gunpowder was made.

Some of this walk is on unsurfaced moorland which can be boggy. We recommend sturdy waterproof footwear and appropriate clothes for the weather.

Trail information

Bellever Forest, Bellever, Dartmoor, PL20 6TP
Start from the Postbridge car park
Grade - Hard
Trail Length
6km (3.8 miles)
Is this trail for you?
A mixture of surfaced forest road and open moorland which can be boggy.