GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shaugh Prior Walks

2 miles (3 km)

The Dartmoor village of Shaugh Prior is in a nice position for exploring some of the highlights of the national park on foot. There's also some good long distance walking trails to pick up close to the village.
This circular walk takes you to the nearby Dewerstone Rocks where there are nice woodland trails and riverside paths along the River Meavy to enjoy.
From the village you can follow public footpaths north west to Dewerstone Wood and then up to Dewerstone Rock. The impressive rock formations are very photogenic and are a popular spot for rock climbers.
From the rocks you head north to Dewerstone Cottage. Head west from here and you will soon reach the River Meavy. There's nice trails here heading south along the river where you can also see evidence of an old tramway which once ran through the area. After passing along the river the route then returns to south east to Shaugh Prior.
To extend your walk you can try our longer circular walk to Cadover Bridge and Dewerstone Rocks which heads north east from Dewerstone. There's more nice riverside paths along the River Plym and attractive woodland to see here.
The long distance West Devon Way can also be picked up to the west of the village. You can follow the waymarked trail south to visit Plymbridge Woods and Cann Woods.
To the north of the village there are nice waterside trails along Burrator Reservoir and the Devonport Leat.

Shaugh Prior OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shaugh Prior Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shaugh Prior

  • Plymbridge Woods - This is the delightful Plymbridge Woods family cycle trail
  • Cadover Bridge to Dewerstone Rocks - This varied walk in Dartmoor explores the attractive woodland, rivers and crags around Cadover Bridge and Dewerstone
  • Plymbridge Woods - This is the delightful Plymbridge Woods family cycle trail
  • Cann Woods - These woods on the outskirts of Plymouth have miles of good cycling and walking trails
  • West Devon Way - Explore the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park on this walk through beautiful Devon.
    The route begins in Okehampton and passes through Sourton, Lydford, Mary Tavy, Tavistock and Bickleigh before finishing in the maritime city of Plymouth.
    Trail highlights include the picturesque Meldon Reservoir and the town of Lydford with its noteworthy castle and nearby Lydford Gorge
  • Burrator Reservoir - This circular walk explores the area surrounding this attractive reservoir in Dartmoor
  • Devonport Leat - This nice waterside walk visits Devonport Leat on Dartmoor


River Plym in Dewerstone Wood (9464)

River Plym in Dewerstone Wood

Rock outcrop and tramway in Dewerstone Wood (5164)

Rock outcrop and tramway in Dewerstone Wood

Meavy, Dewerstone Wood - - 653525

Meavy: Dewerstone Wood Overlooking the Plym valley. Within the estate owned by the National Trust, known as Goodameavy

Dewerstone Cottage

Dewerstone Cottage

Meavy, river Plym - - 653508

Meavy: river Plym The river Plym just above its confluence with the river Meavy.

Dewerstone rocks

Dewerstone rocks

Shaugh Prior - - 251155

Shaugh Prior. The village of Shaugh Prior straggles a kilometres length uphill along a road on the southwestern slopes of Dartmoor. This shot is of the village just opposite the church.

Shaugh Prior, Shaugh Mill - - 62192

Shaugh Prior: Shaugh Mill. The mill ceased work as a flour mill in 1922 but was generating electricity in 1942. It now forms part of a private residence

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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