Yelverton Walks - The Garden House
This walk takes you to the beautiful Garden House from Yelverton in the Dartmoor National Park. Located in Buckland Monachorum it is the perfect location for an afternoon stroll in simply stunning surroundings.
This walk starts in the centre of Yelverton and takes you to the Garden House using the West Devon Way and other footpaths through the countryside. At the Garden House you'll find a number of well laid out trails to take you around the 10 acres of gardens. There are several distinctive gardens including Acer Glade, Wildflower and Bulb Meadows and Cottage Garden. There is also a beautiful Arboretum with a lake, bridges and little waterfalls. Other highlights include the the Rhododendron walk, an avenue of huge Lime Trees, and the 'Long Walk' which has wonderful views towards the Cornish Hills. The gardens also include an annual snowdrop festival during January and February. For information on growing snowdrops in your home see this handy guide from Happy DIY home.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Burrator Reservoir or Plymbridge Woods.
PostcodePL20 7LQ (postcode is location of Garden House not start point of this walk in Yelverton) - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Yelverton Garden House Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Yelverton Garden House Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Yelverton Garden House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Yelverton Garden House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south east there's the popular Cadover Bridge to Dewerstone Rocks Walk to try. The circular trail explores the River Plym and the adjacent Dewerstone Woods on Dartmoor. You can also visit the delightful village of Shaugh Prior in this National Trust owned area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and Devon Walks pages.