GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Yelverton Walks - The Garden House

2 miles (4 km)

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.


PL20 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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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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.


Garden, The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum - - 353960

Garden, The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum

This way for the Garden House - - 1068227

This way for the Garden House

Dartmoor Ponies at Roborough downs - - 759509

Dartmoor Ponies at Roborough downs, You'll pass the Downs on your way to the Garden House from Yelverton village.

Meadow - panoramio (6)

Meadow at the Garden House

Yelverton - - 87068

Yelverton. Yelverton is a "crossroads village" situated at the northern edge of Roborough Down. This photograph shows what most people passing through would recognise, the roundabout, wide green, a large hotel and the road to Princetown. There are now many houses hidden away behind the east and west side of the green making Yelverton into quite a substantial village.

Yelverton Shops - - 89857

Yelverton Shops. These single storey buildings look quite curious. In fact they used to be taller but when the nearby RAF airfield was built in 1942 these buildings had their upper stories removed to stop them getting in the way of aircraft landing or taking off.

Leg O' Mutton Corner - - 763177

Leg O' Mutton Corner. This is a strange place, it looks like a village centre having shops and a large public house/hotel but it is in an isolated position separated from the body of Yelverton by the main road to Tavistock and facing the open heathland of Roborough Down (behind the photographer). History probably has a lot to do with it. Construction of the airfield for RAF Harrowbeer in WWII forced the main road to be moved away from this corner. Nowadays the area probably survives on the fact that it is easy to park a car here.

Drinking Trough on Roborough Down - - 763194

Drinking Trough on Roborough Down. Roborough Down is a popular place for horse riding and I presume that horses are the reason this was constructed.


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