Holne Woods

River Dart flowing through Holne Woods, Devon

Unspoilt woodland on the banks of the River Dart

This ancient western oak woodland's a great place to leave behind the pressures of everyday life. The path goes from one end of the woods to the other, with the sound of the river's many rapids and cascades ever present.

Whatever time of year, there's always something beautiful to see - whether it's the trees themselves dripping with lichens and mosses, the birdlife, or the excitement of the river in spate and idyll when it's a mere trickle in the summer months.

A truly peaceful place for a quiet stroll, or brisk walk, in wonderful surroundings.

If you're feeling fit there are strenuous walks up out of the woodland and on to the open moor. Walking through Holne Woods to White Wood and then venturing up to Bench Tor and Venford reservoir. Alternatively, crossing to the other side of the River Dart and after a stiff climb, another popular walk is on Dr Blackalls Drive, going towards Sharp Tor.