A lovely circular walk which tops out on two tors, the views from Bellever Tor are superb, especially northwards towards Longaford and the Beardown Tors. There’s also the added bonus of a pint back in Postbridge and a chance to see the famous clapper bridge.
|Start – Bellever Forest Car Park
|Route – Bellever Forest – Laughter Hole Farm – Laughter Tor – Bellever Tor – Bellever Clapper Bridge – Bellever Forest parking
|Distance – 3.5 miles Start time – 10.30am Time taken – 3 hrs Highest Point – Bellever Tor 443m
|Weather – Sunny but cold, some ice on the ground!
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East Dart River, the car park is in the trees to the left
And from higher up
Once through the forest past Laughter Hole, the path climbs towards Laughter Tor. The view opens up towards Bellever Tor and beyond.
Laughter Tor summit
Looking to Princetown and the mast from Laughter Tor
Lovely views eastwards from Laughter Tor
Its not too far from Laughter Tor to Bellever Tor. From Bellever Tor here the view to the pointy Longaford Tor
The path down from Bellever Tor. Assycombe Hill is in the distance
Looking back to Laughter Tor from Bellever Tor
Bellever Tor trig with the Princetown mast in the distance. This summit is seen as one of the most central points on Dartmoor and although it might not be exactly that, it feels that way with the views in every direction to tors all around.
The trig again with Longaford Tor in the distance
Looking back to Bellever Tor from the boundary walls
The route back to Bellever village and the car park
The car park is in the conifers next to Bellever village down there
The road and half clapper bridges at Bellever
Lovely shadows in the car park
Postbridge clapper bridge