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Wistman's Wood

Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Stunning

After shortish walk thru barren moorland the first you see of this incredible feat of nature is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim W
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting small wood in Dartmoor

We drove to the Two Bridges Restaurant where you can use the large parking lot for a small fee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CSohlenkamp
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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“magical place” (8 reviews)
“oak trees” (5 reviews)
“minute walk” (5 reviews)
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Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park, England
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"moss covered"
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"worth a visit"
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"actual fact"
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"easy walk"
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"long walk"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After shortish walk thru barren moorland the first you see of this incredible feat of nature is just a small woods,its not until you get close up that you see the majesty,the beauty,the incredible work of nature.We were kinda dumb struck for a while as...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to the Two Bridges Restaurant where you can use the large parking lot for a small fee. This is important because the small parking at the beginning of the path fills up quickly. The walk to the wood is enjoyable, although not spectacular....More

Thank CSohlenkamp
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

The area is very interesting, the walk pleasant but short. The main feature is the remaining ancient wood- this is what Dartmoor was covered with. Short skinny trees, more like large bushes. The walk probably carries on though. Fairly easy.

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is not a walk for anyone who is a little unsteady on their feet. The terrain is very uneven with lots of loose stones. However the path is well worn with lots of people on it so you will not get lost. One review...More

1  Thank Jacey47
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Reached after a 30/45 minute walk over rough ground from the small car park at Two Bridges, this small and stunted woodland of 500 year old oak trees is quite something. The trees, mostly stunted by the exposure to Dartmoor weather, are set on the...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We keep meaning to visit wistmans wood with our 4 children and finally found the time to go there today. It was a nice pleasent 30min walk from Two Bridges along a track to a farm and then across the edge of the moor. Once...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Walks on Dartmoor come in all shapes and sizes, a walk to Wistman's Wood is quite straightforward, approximately 45 minutes from Two Bridges ending at this mystical place with trees covered in moss and all very close together. We've walked there a few times over...More

Thank PVilly
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

The wood in early April was without leaves, the trees and rocks about their base were covered with delicate lichens and moss. A really beautiful walk and place to visit

Thank Arete49
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband had looked up this place. Good walk up to the woods which weren’t as spectacular as we imagined but it was a lovely walk and if you go up on the tor the views are wonderful.

1  Thank lesleypuplett
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Visited on a moody afternoon with heavy clouds and strong winds giving the woods a claustrophobic feel. The trees are covered in lichen and mosses giving the area an otherworldly feel. Worth visiting if you are looking for a gentle walk with plenty to see....More

Thank Rob C
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Gaelle R
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Hooray H | Reviewed this property |
It's a walk to an ancient woods. You could probably leave a donation somewhere.
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mrssgardner
March 29, 2018|
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Response from 413gailg | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a permit to take photos.
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Highway_StarUk
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Linda535rag | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken so long for me to reply Ian. I myself have balance issues due to Fibromyalgia. my mobility isn't great and I did find it a challenge. I would wordy that if you got I to difficulties half way out it is... More
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