Dog Friendly Dartmoor Dog Walks on Our Doorstep

We’re incredibly lucky here at The Pet Carpenter to be based in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. There are so many stunning tors, watercourses and moorlands to explore. Fortunately plenty of them are dog friendly too!

While our workshop may be based in a picture postcard corner of Devon, our customers don’t have to be! Our bespoke furniture can currently be shipped to all areas of mainland UK. We’ve delivered everywhere from the city streets of London right up to the rural highlands of Scotland and everywhere in between. We deliver our furniture to all sorts of properties too, including flats. Just remember to measure your door widths before placing your order, to make sure your new piece will fit through!

Norsworthy Bridge Circular Walk

One of our closest and most trodden routes is around Norsworthy Bridge. Starting in the car park you can stroll up to Crazy Well Pool before following the historic Devonport Leat, as it crosses the River Meavy and carries on through the woods at Stanlake and Leathertor plantations. Devonport Leat was originally built in the 1790s to supply the city of Plymouth and its dockyard with fresh drinking water from the moors.

Cadover Bridge and The Dewerstone

If you fancy an adventure a little further afield from The Pet Carpenter’s Yelverton workshop, simply hop in the car and head towards Cadover Bridge. The 10 minute trip is certainly more than worth it. Here you join the River Plym as it passes through North Wood and on to the Dewerstone, which is a popular spot for climbers. In warmer weather you’ll find plenty of paddlers in the river, especially in the shallow sections near the car park. If you’re lucky you might even catch the ice cream van on a hot summer’s day.

Burrator Reservoir

If you’re looking for a long leisurely walk on one level, head to Burrator Reservoir. This 3.5 mile walk is a popular choice for families and understandably gets busy in the summer and at the weekend. However it’s the perfect place for an easygoing wander or a festive stroll on Christmas Day. Burrator Reservoir was originally constructed in 1898 and expanded in 1929 to hold 1,026 million gallons of water. The reservoir features two impressive dams – watching the water cascade from Burrator Dam is spectacular and the sound is even more impressive!

Dogs should remain on lead around this walk and out of the reservoir water all year round. 

Gutter Tor and Ditsworthy Warren House

Gutter Tor is a popular location for military training. You’ll often pass groups hiking here. The car park is very small, so be sure to secure your space early to avoid disappointment! Ditsworthy Warren House is a grade II listed building, originally built for the keeper of the nearby rabbit warren. Nowadays it’s more famously known for its appearance in the 2010 film War Horse. If you fancy a challenge, you can extend your walk from Gutter Tor right up to Princetown – it’s a strenuous 16 miles, so be sure to pack plenty of snacks!



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