Tavistock is situated on the edge of Dartmoor so there are many places to walk straight from the town itself, but if you look a little bit further and are able to travel by car or bus… then many more exciting walks are open to you.

3 Reservoirs Walk


Dartmoor covers some 954 square kilometres of granite uplands, Tors and areas of outstanding beauty that can be seen in all seasons, wet and dry. Walks on Dartmoor can be relaxing and exhilarating, calm and stormy and this walk around 3 of Dartmoor’s reservoirs was on a calm sunny day with water levels in the reservoir’s somewhat low.

What to look out for?

  • Early Summer – the rhododendrons
  • Trenchford – Pike Fishing
  • Kennick – Trout fishing

Dartmoor – 3 Reservoir Walk

For this walk I drove over to East Dartmoor to Trenchford Reservoir just past Moretonhampstead, a distance of about 17 miles from Tavistock. Not knowing the area I took the A382 from Moretonhampstead thinking there would be an easy left turn off this A road onto the road that would take me to the reservoirs. (more…)

January 14, 2016 |

Into the Walkham Valley


This walk as most around Dartmoor and rough tracks you will need suitable footwear. The paths are still quite uneven so watch your footing. Something with ankle support is wise because if you do fall over on your ankle the chance of injury is far less. Is is worth walking the hills for the views you get over Horrabridge also to the north east the views of southern Dartmoor on a clear day is quite spectacular.

If you look for them there are old granite benches around the top of the paths above double waters which give a great place to have a bite of lunch and enjoy the views. On the other hand you would hope for a rainy day or a few rainy days previous to view the ferocity of double waters in full flow. With a small footbridge crossing the rivers this is a fantastic place for some pictures.

Along the river on the second part of the walk is a wonderful time to have a slow walk and loose yourself under the canopy of trees and serene setting. The walk even though 5 miles will fly by as there is so much to look at. Even in the Great British summer months don’t forget you waterproofs as if it is raining at times it can be monsoon like under the canopy of trees.


January 14, 2016 |
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