Travel Series – Exploring Dartmoor National Park – Bellever Forest

Bellever Forest, Dartmoor #iPhone7Plus

Bellever Forest is based in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK. The East Dart River runs through Bellever Forest which makes a great setting for having a picnic. Alternatively you can enjoy several walks around the forest, or enjoy some great views from the top of Bellever Tor. This is the map reference for finding Bellever Forest using Google Maps –

There are 4 trails that you can walk along. The Bellever, Easy Access, Postrbridge and Lich Way Trail. For more information on these trails, Click HERE. I have walked the Bellever and Easy Access trails, both of which were enjoyable.

Through the Trees, Bellever Forest, Dartmoor #iPhone7Plus

Scenic shots at Bellever Forest, Dartmoor #iPhone7Plus #silkywater

There is parking and toilets. Cars and motorbikes pay £1 for up to two hours and £2 for over two hours. There is a flat rate for minibuses of £4.

Typical Dartmoor fog descends over Bellever Forest.

Morning mist at Bellever Forest, Dartmoor #iphone6plus

Dartmoor Ponies are common in the forest.

Dartmoor Ponies in Bellever Forest #lgg3

As its an active forest, tree felling is common place.

Tree logs stacked in style at Bellever Forest #SamsungNote4 #unedited

You get some really vivid colours too.

The Wild Colours within Bellever Forest, Dartmoor #Note4

On a foggy day, the view from Bellever Tor can be restricted.

Foggy view from Bellever Tor towards Princetown, Dartmoor -  lost in the fog #Note4

View of Bellever Tor

View of Bellever Tor, Dartmoor #Note4

Walking on the Easy Trail is fairly well marked. About one quarter is on soft grass tracks, which can be muddy at times. 

Selection of photos around Bellever Forest, Dartmoor snapped with the new HTC Desire 820 #unedited

Finally, the summit of Bellever Tor in the fog.

Walking up to the summit on Bellever Tor,  Dartmoor,  1,411ft high #Note4

Bellever Forest Timelapse – Having a picnic near the river is recommended.

Bellever Forest is a fabulous place to visit, either to relax and take in the scenery or try out one of the walks around the forest and up to Bellever Tor.

Useful Links

A Range of Outdoor Clothing & Equipment
Forestry Commission
Wikipedia – Bellever

Credits – All Photography & Video by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond.


4 thoughts on “Travel Series – Exploring Dartmoor National Park – Bellever Forest

  1. As a place to inspire contemplation, poetry and the eye it looks fantastic. For the dogs and walking for miles it must approach perfection.

    So – what did you mount the phone on to do the timelapse? Was it shot like that or edited afterwards to keep the exposure smooth?


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