|clapper bridges & stones circles|
|1 hour walks|
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The earliest Victorian maps show a 'temperance' hotel for teetotalers,various bronze age stone & hut circles and several footpaths . Today's forest seems to have been planted much later.
Pub: East Dart Hotel
Walk 1 Postbridge to Bellever Tor & Clapper Bridge (4.1 miles)
An easy and popular walk to Bellever Clapper Bridge.
A From the Car Park enter Bellever forest.
It is difficult to imagine that ,a century ago ,this forest did not exist.
B Continue along the path to Bellever Tor,an area full of prehistoric interest. Unfortunately,during the Victorian times,it became a haven for 'souvenir hunters'.
You can skip the climb and follow a path to the left of the Tor.
There are several opportunities to explore prehistoric cairn and stone circles.
CAfter re-entering the forest you reach the hamlet of Bellever ,beyond which is another clapper bridge well worth seeing.
D The walk joins part of the long distance Lych Way ,an old route used for religious purposes linking Bellever to Lydford - click here to download Lych Way.
|1 hr 50 mins|
Car Park Postbridge
Walk 2 Postbridge & Cator Common (8.5 miles)
A longer walk past Postbridge's clapper bridge following mainly public foot/bridle paths to Cator Common and returning via Sherwell and Laugher Hold house.
From the car park walk along the main road & across the bridge to a foot path on your right.
Caution: this walk crosses a river using stepping stones
Alternative Walk (5.1 miles)
To avoid the stepping stones you could follow the blue route along a country lane - see map.
Car Park Postbridge
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