Warrens, Girts and Ouzels

Postbridge, Yelverton PL20 6TA

About this walk

Starting and finishing at the historic Warren House Inn with its famous open fire that is said to have been burning since 1845, this route can either be walked or cycled and has a number of variations that make it more or less challenging to suit your mood, age, fitness and the weather.  It is also accessible by bus, although at the present time these do not carry bikes.

This route is almost entirely off road following unsurfaced bridleways, so expect rough going in places and some mud or lying water at times.


Main route 5 miles (8km)


Allow at least 2 hours


The Warren House Inn SX674809  


Mostly off road and a mixture of unsurfaced tracks that can be rough in places and grassy paths.  Expect some mud and lying water at times.


OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor, HARVEY Dartmoor and surrounding area for Cyclists.

Public Transport

The Transmoor Link between Yelverton and Moretonhampstead passes the Warren House Inn on a regular basis.  It does not carry bikes.


There is roadside parking outside the Warren House Inn and two small car parks a short distance in either direction along the road.  There is also a car park at Bennett’s Cross.


The Warren House Inn is open daily from 11am, serving hot and cold drinks from a well-stocked bar.  Food is served from midday with an extensive menu and specials boards which cater for all tastes.