Location: DNP map ref: A1 OS ref: SX 656 772
Postcode: PL20 6TU
Parking: Bellever Forest main car park is located about 1 mile (1.6km) from Postbridge. This is a pay and display car park with no designated disabled parking but you can keep the vehicle there overnight without too much bother it seems.
Exploring: Enjoy both woodland and riverside in this area which is managed by the Forestry Commission. This high Dartmoor forest, was planted from 1921 and the end of World War II, primarily to replenish national timber resources. The forest extends just below Bellever and Laughter Tors. Crossbills, buzzards and ravens can often be seen and you may see a dipper bobbing along the East Dart River. A short length of path meanders through the shady forest to link the car park with the East Dart River. It then continues along the riverbank, providing ideal picnic and camping spots.
Campfire Cooking: There is nothing more satisfying than cooking your supper and we found these wonderful crayfish in a local fish shop along with some fresh Mackerel. Add this with a small mixed salad and a bottle of red wine you have a combination for the perfect evening under the stars.
Camping overnight: You can explore and camp in many places along the river waking up to the peaceful sounds of the birds and the gentle trickles of the water flowing down the river. There is an incredible view of the forest and the Dartmoor hills making this place a real hidden treasure.