Wistman's Wood

South Hams

If you like an oddity, walk an open Dartmoor path into the shadowy green tangle of Wistman's Wood, one of three copses of ancient, stunted oaks on the moor.

No good for pushchairs, tricky with a sling and hard work for toddlers, it's nevertheless a magical excursion for older children, teenagers and adults.

You'll need to be prepared to scramble over the spongey, moss-covered boulders and duck/dive under the knotty, petrified branches... but you'll all agree that you've never stood in anything quite like it before.

After your visit, read up on its folklore and ghost stories (or if you want to spin a yarn to your fellow walkers, read them before you visit and give everyone the collywobbles!) Or if you're more pragmatic, find out about the wood's status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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