Upper Plym Valley

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Dartmoor, Devon, PL7 5EJ

Before You Go

This extraordinary landscape encompasses some 300 Bronze Age, medieval and later sites, covering 15.5 square kilometres (6 square miles) of Dartmoor landscape.

You can find out more by reading about the history of Upper Plym Valley and by downloading our audio guide, which is designed so you can listen to it whether at the site or elsewhere.

Before You Go

Access: Dartmoor is known for its fast changing weather conditions so bear in mind that the site is remote and very exposed. Click here to view the Dartmoor National Park safety advice.

Being open moor land, the terrain in and around the site is naturally uneven, with slip and trip hazards throughout. We advise you to check the weather conditions in advance of your visit, wear appropriate clothing and keep children under close supervision. 

Parking: There is a car park at Trowlesworthy, east of Cadover Bridge.
We advise you to lock your car and keep valuables out of sight.

Dogs; Ponies and sheep graze freely on the moor so please keep your dog on a lead.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Why not bring a picnic with you to enjoy in these dramatic surroundings of the Dartmoor National Park.

Complete a circuit of further historic sites on Dartmoor by exploring Merrivale, another Bronze Age settlement, Grimspound and Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village.