Things to do in Postbridge, Devon
Explore Postbridge - in the ancient heart of Devon.
Discover the tiny village of Postbridge, set deep in one of the wildest landscapes in England.
Step back in time and enjoy unspoilt countryside, ancient stone circles, picturesque inns, quaint hotels - and breath-taking views.
Protected by its National Park status, the hills, hedgerows, rivers and forests that surround Postbridge have seen little intrusion from the modern world.
So whether you want a gentle stroll or a challenging hike, Postbridge offers the perfect escape from busy urban lives.
Postbridge is also famed for its 14th Century Clapper Bridge, a fascinating structure made of huge granite slabs - an attraction which has made this village one of Dartmoor's most popular destinations.
In summer months the East Dart River is a popular place for families to relax.
Perfect for a paddle, the clear Dartmoor water snakes its way through the landscape - peppered with granite boulders, a reminder of Dartmoor's volcanic past.
On higher ground you'll also find impressive rock formations - in particular Bellever Tor, a short hike from the centre of Postbridge.
If you're staying the night, the East Dart Hotel and Lydgate House Hotel both offer excellent food and comfortable rooms - each delivering a taste of a bygone England.
For those on a tighter budget, the nearby Youth Hostel offers great value - located in pretty Bellever, around a mile from Postbridge.
But if you're just visiting for the day and want a traditional ale in a unique setting, try the Warren House Inn, Britain's 3rd highest pub - around 2 miles outside Postbridge, overlooking spectacular open moorland.
Whatever you choose to do in Postbridge, you're sure to feel energised and relaxed after a visit to this, one of England's wildest landscapes.
Description by Craig Hindmarsh
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