Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Plymouth: Postbridge Challenge
  • Dartmoor - starting at the car park in Bellever Forest (grid ref: 655771), Bellever, near Postbridge, Dartmoor, West Devon PL20 6TU

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Join University partners DSRTP on their annual Postbridge Challenge, a 10 or 12 mile circular walk or the Family Friendly Adventure (approximately 4 miles) from Bellever Forest car park.

The 10 mile circular route goes from Bellever Forest car park to Postbridge, Braddon Lake and Broad Down. Depending on conditions, there should then be an option to extend the route via the waterfall and Browns House, before rejoining the main route to Lower White Tor, Higher White Tor, Longaford Tor, Powdermills Chimney, Lakehead Hill, Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor and back to Bellever.

The Family Adventure is an approximate 4 mile circular route, with checkpoints/stamps to collect on route. This will also go from Bellever Forest car park, heading towards Laughter Tor, Bellever Tor and Lakehead Hill, before returning to the Bellever Forest car park.


The walk starts at 09:00 with no walkers are allowed to start after 09:15 (10:00 for family adventure). The cut off time for the finish is 16:00. There will also be a cut off time at the forest corner (grid ref: GR643772) of 14:30 when all walkers, arriving after this time, will be asked to make their way to Bellever Forest car park via the footpath to the east through the forest, then the road.

The map used for the information and preparation of this walk is Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Number 28, Map of Dartmoor North & South, 1:25,000.


Due to the fact that some of the walk is on open moor, at least one of the team must have basic navigation, compass and map reading skills.

This event is open to all. Entry is a minimum donation of £14 per person for the 10 or 12 mile walk, or £14 for a family group taking part in the Family Adventure. The donation cost includes a certificate.

See the above link for full event details including the requirements for the walk.

All proceeds are in aid of Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Plymouth (registered charity number 1106095), patron: Professor Iain Stewart MBE.

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