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Bellever Moor and Meadows

Bellever Moor and Meadows makes a great introduction to Dartmoor. Walk in wildflower upland meadows and between ancient drystone walls to experience great views of this part of central Dartmoor.

This is one of Devon Wildlife Trust's most recently acquired nature reserves and also one of its most exciting.


Latest news Spring 2017...

Bellever Moor and Meadows nature reserve has recently benefited from the support of SUEZ Communities Trust. Their generosity has allowed us to improve the reserve for wildlife and provide better visitor infrastructure including this smart bench!


The 70 ha Bellever Moor and Meadow is owned by the Forestry Commission and is close to the moorland village of Postbridge and the well-known Bellever Forest picnic site. The land is a beautiful patchwork of traditional hay-meadows, wet grassland and moorland.

Bellever Moor and Meadow has been leased to Devon Wildlife Trust by the Forestry Commission under a 25 year management agreement. The Forestry Commission identified the opportunity for the land to be managed more effectively for wildlife and approached Devon Wildlife Trust to propose the partnership agreement. 


It's new to us

Because this reserve is new we are working to improve visitor facilities. Look out for updates here on as changes are made.

Improvement to Bellever Moor and Meadows nature reserve have been supported by the SUEZ Communities Trust, which provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.


Nearby nature reserves

5 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Dart Valley
6 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Emsworthy mire
6 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

PL20 6TU
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Great for...
getting away from it all
Best time to visit
Mar - Oct
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72.00 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Open access. Rough tracks and paths. No steep climbs, can be boggy in places.
Walking information
Explore a network of paths and footpaths. Bellever Moor and Meadows forms part of walk number 19 'Postbridge, Laughter Hole and Bellever' in book 26 - Dartmoor Walks in the popular series Pathfinder Guides produced by Jarrold Publishing and Ordnance Survey.
Limited roadside parking. Pay and display car parks at car park at Postbridge and Forestry Commission's Bellever Forest car park.
Dogs under effective control
Grazing animals
Dogs must be kept on a lead in the presence of grazing animals.
Reserve manager
Ian Chadwick
Tel: 01392 279244