Bovey Tracey, South Devon

Bovey Tracey, South Devon
  • Gateway town to Dartmoor National Park. Provides access to some of Dartmoor's most famous tors and villages
  • Amazing wooded valleys, gorges and England's first National Nature Reserve
  • Some of South Devon's best walks
  • Area packed with family visitor attractions
  • Great pubs and pub locations
  • Main photo: Dartmoor's most famous tor, Haytor Rocks, up the B3387 from Bovey Tracey. Photo taken in winter from the trig point on top of Rippon Tor


Gateway to Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor and the most popular section of Dartmoor National Park

The A38 skirts the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park connecting the cities Exeter and Plymouth. Bovey Tracey is located just off the A38 and sits below Dartmoor's most iconic tors and famous moorland villages. It's also situated by the A382 that leads to The English Riviera and South Devon so you can enjoy a holiday that combines moor and sea.


Why holiday or weekend break in Bovey Tracey?

To help you choose Bovey Tracey, we've listed some of the local attractions below.


Haytor Rocks

Take in the remarkable views from the top of Haytor Rocks. Visit nearby Hound Tor.

Learn more about the area in the Haytor National Park Visitor Centre.


Parke Estate

Discover the National Trust's Parke Estate then relax at its Home Farm Cafe.

Visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Centre which is situated on Parke Estate. Cycle, run or walk the Wray Valley Trail that passes through the grounds.


Lustleigh Cleave

Dartmoor's high moor is fringed by stunning gorges and valleys that are cut by fast flowing rivers. Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best. The views up top are special.


House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass

Great place. The House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass is a popular visitor attraction of the outskirts of Bovey Tracey. Combines shopping with history and the arts. Good cafe that does a cracking breakfast.


Yarner Woods and the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve is particularly impressive in Autumn when the trees turn. Kids love this place. Try the bird hides and walk a section of the Templer Way.


Becky Falls and Canonteign Falls

These are two superb visitor attractions near Bovey Tracey. Becky Falls is located on the edge of high moor near Manaton. Canonteign Falls is situated in the Teign Valley.


Castle Drogo

One of the most popular National Trust properties in the Westcountry, Castle Drogo dominated the mouth the Teign Gorge. It's a stunning place.


Exeter Cathedral

One of the UK's great buildings, Exeter Cathedral is a good starting point for a day exploring Exeter.


Teign Estuary and Exe Estuary

The River Teign flows from Dartmoor to the South Devon coast at Teignmouth and Shaldon. You can follow it on the Templer Way. The River Exe and Estuary between Exeter and Exmouth is gorgeous. Follow it on the Exe Valley Way or the Exe Estuary Trail.


The English Riviera

Easily accessible from Bovey Tracey, the towns Babbacombe, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham arc around Tor Bay. Top place that should be visited if you choose to base yourself in the Bovey Tracey area.