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in the county of Devon

About Two Bridges

One of Dartmoor's most popular tourist destinations and yet there is little here save for a pleasant hotel. But it is the junction of the two major routes across central Dartmoor, and thus attracts a lot of visitors in the summer.

A short distance to the north-east lies Crocken Tor, where once a so called 'Parliament' of tinners met to enact special laws governing the stannery towns. In general such meetings took place on a very occasional basis.

Further north but within easy reach the visitor will find beautiful Wistman's Wood. The wood is close to the West Dart River, it is a wonderland full of mother nature's rich bounty, and includes a fine collection of rare dwarf oak trees. It is a glorious place to visit on a quiet summer evening when everywhere is dappled by the light and shade of a setting sun. The wood takes on the feel of a secret place, the silence is deeply spiritual and the only sound is the early evening twittering of birds and the rustle of leaves beneath your feet.

When visiting this part of Dartmoor, Two Bridges and Wistman's Wood is a must.

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2nd Winter picture of Postbridge Clapper.

Postbridge (19 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(3.6 miles, 5.7 km, direction NE of Two Bridges)

Postbridge is a tiny hamlet, yet this richly wooded area, at the heart of the moor has become a natural starting point for the thousands of visitors who annually come to explore the splendour and wonders of the moor...

Dartmeet in Autumn

Dartmeet (15 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction E of Two Bridges)

A popular tourist and beauty spot on Dartmoor. It is the meeting point of the two major tributaries of the River Dart: the East Dart and West Dart...

The Anglers Rest Pub, at Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, Devon.

Drewsteignton (43 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction NE of Two Bridges)

This attractive village is one of the most beautifully laid out of all Devon villages with pretty cottages set around a fine village square...

Okehampton Castle in Devon

Okehampton (13 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(12.6 miles, 20.2 km, direction N of Two Bridges)

There has been a settlement at Okehampton since the Bronze-Age, later it became a prosperous Saxon town with the Saxon Lords being overthrown at the time of the Conquest...

Royal Albert Bridge, Plymouth

Plymouth (148 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(15.1 miles, 24.2 km, direction SW of Two Bridges)

This is a city that evokes stirring memories of England's great maritime past...

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Looking down the Okement, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Dartmoor National Park (801 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NE)

An exploration of the hauntingly beautiful Dartmoor National Park cannot be under-taken in just one short visit. To truly explore.....

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Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement (3 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction W)

Set in a dark, brooding corner of Dartmoor, the Merrivale Rows show a vast variety of shape and formation. The site is also.....

Grey Wethers Stone Circle, near Okehampton, Devon

Grey Wethers Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction N)

This unique double ringed circle is less dramatic than most and is interesting for the fact that the circles lie side by side.....

Fernworthy Stone Circle, near Chagford, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction NE)

Fernworthy Stone Circles are set against the majestic backdrop of some of Dartmoor's highest peaks, in a beautiful forest spot.....

One of the huts at the Bronze-Age village of Grimspound, on Dartmoor

Grimspound (4 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction NE)

Dartmoor often makes its visitors uneasy with haunting tales of terror as immortalised in the stories of Conan Doyle, and this.....

Kitty Jay's Grave, near Widecombe on the moor, Devon

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction E)

As English legends go, that of Jay's Grave is a very sad and lonely one. The ancient Dartmoor legend of Jay's Grave is about a.....

Road in Dartmoor, Hound Tor, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Hound Tor Medieval Village (1 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction E)

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