East Dart Waterfall

Another walk that I have wanted to do for a while and one that didn’t disappoint. Pick a warm spring day after a little rain (not too much otherwise you cannot cross the waterfall) and there’s not a finer walk on Dartmoor. Starting in Postbridge, using the roadside parking opposite the pub, its an easy start across fields to the track up Hartland Tor. Be careful around the Beehive as the path vanishes over a stream and can take a bit of finding again!! The waterfall whilst not big is a lovely place to sit and ignore the world.

Start – Postbridge
Route – Postbridge – Hartland Tor – Beehive Hut – East Dart Waterfall – Broad Down – Postbridge
Distance – 6 miles     Start time – 11.30am     Time taken – 4 1/2 hrs    Highest Point – East dart Waterfall 480m
Weather – Hazy sun then clouded over towards the end
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Postbridge clapper bridge at the start of the walk

Postbridge clapper bridge at the start of the walk

Across the fields with Hartland Tor behind the house to the right

Across the fields with Hartland Tor behind the house to the right

I want that one!

I want that one!

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Heading up the path to Hartland Tor with Winney’s Down in the distance to the right

 

Looking across to Higher White Tor from Hartland Tor

Looking across to Higher White Tor from Hartland Tor

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Winney’s Down catches the sun with Sittaford Tor behind

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Looking back along the East Dart valley, Hartland Tor to the left

 

Contouring around the bend in the East Dart river on the final part to the waterfall

Contouring around the bend in the East Dart river on the final part to the waterfall

East Dart Waterfall

East Dart Waterfall

and again from the top

and again from the top

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On the opposite bank now following the East Dart back to Postbridge

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Hartland Tor again on the left

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Final look back at the East Dart valley

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That house again!