About East Dartmoor

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the country to enjoy the outdoors and to encounter wildlife. The Reserve lies just a stone’s throw from the iconic Haytor Rocks, and straddles both the high open moors and lower wooded valleys of Dartmoor National Park. It comprises three joined but distinct areas; Yarner Wood, Trendlebere Down and the valley of the River Bovey. Nature Reserves safeguard some of Britain’s most important wildlife for present and future generations to cherish and enjoy. East Dartmoor is managed by Natural England in partnership with the Trendlebere Down Commoners Association, the Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority.

For more information:
East Dartmoor NNR (downloadable .pdf)
Bovey Valley Woods (Woodland Trust Website)

How to get to East Dartmoor

By car, from Bovey Tracey take the B3387 to Manaton (taking care not to take left fork to Haytor). After about 1.5 miles, you will see the Yarner Wood car park signs on the left. Follow the driveway for 300m to the car park and the NNR office. By bus, use Carmel Coaches, Service 671, Okehampton to Newton Abbot, Wednesday only.


Contact details

Natural England Office
Yarner Wood
Bovey Tracey
TQ13 9LJ
Tel: 01626 832330