Dartmoor Bushcraft

The Plym valley South Devon



” Nature has all the answers, we just need to change the questions” Haida Elder, 1872

Our base is in South West Devon.   We have access to and use of a number of sites from the mouth of the Plym river to its source high on Dartmoor. Outstanding beautiful landscape rich in biodiversity is a perfect setting for all elements of Bushcraft /education. Below is a list of more information about each site. If you are contacting us we will advise on the best suited site to cater for your groups needs and abilities.

Cann woods 

On the east side of Plymouth lies Cann Woods (also known locally as Plym Forest) in the valley of the stunning River Plym. Entering the wood at the main car park you can walk, cycle or picnic whilst taking in the views and wildlife of this beautiful valley. Covering an area of some 230 hectares the woods are a prominent feature of the surrounding landscape and are an excellent example of forest management with areas of both coniferous plantation and broad-leaved woodland. The wide rides serve as tracks for cyclists and walkers alike and also provide access to the heart of the wood for forestry vehicles. It is also possible to access a medium distance cycle Sustrans cycle route and neighbouring National Trust land.


 Plymbridge woods

 Plymbridge Woods is situated directly east of Estover. Owned and managed is by the National Trust. The broad-leaved native woodland forms part of a larger wooded valley up to Dartmoor national park. Plymbridge is a conservation area and contains peregrine falcons, national cycle route.

Burrator reservoir 

Burrator reservoir situated within Dartmoor National park. Under the custodianship of South West lakes Trust. Surrounding the lake is mixed broadleaved and coniferous species. With a vast display of native fauna. To the east side of the lake is the arboretum area. Hosting stunning walks, with raised paths providing access to wheelchairs buggies, walkers alike. Leading up towards open moor is a vast Coniferous plantations. On the West side of the lake is situated the Burrator discovery center, open throughout the year.