Winney’s Down

Winney’s Down is a large flatish area of open moorland not far from Fernworthy Forest, sitting between the East Dart river and Sittaford Tor. The area itself generally sits above the 520m contour and is covered with the tussocky grass so prevalent on these parts of Dartmoor. Statts House (an old peat cutting shelter) sits at the high point of the down, there’s also a rocky granite area with a good view to the south through the East Dart valley, this is about a 1km SE from Statts House. For me Statts House is the summit. Starting from Postbridge and following the path to the East Dart Waterfall is probably the best way to get to Winney’s Down. Winney’s Down is on the edge of the Okehampton firing range although not within it.

Height – 539metres          OS Grid Reference – SX620825

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Winney's Down brook

Winney’s Down brook

Looking to the East Dart Valley from Winney's Down

Looking to the East Dart Valley from Winney’s Down

Looking over Broadun to the south moor from Winney’s Down

Typical Winney’s Down terrain, flat and boggy. Whitehorse Hill dead ahead and Statts House is up on the hill to the left

Sittaford Tor from Winney's Down

Sittaford Tor from Winney’s Down

Statts House on Winney's Down

Statts House on Winney’s Down