Discover an exhilarating Dartmoor waterfall tucked away in the woods, and take your pick of colour coded trails for the whole family. Dogs are welcome on all of the woodland trails (although not at the waterfall) and each one has been carefully graded to help you choose the right one for your clan. The walks are a great opportunity to explore this secluded area of Dartmoor and discover why Becky Falls is one of the county’s most popular attractions.
The blue trail is the easiest of the four, and as it’s mostly flat it’s not too difficult (even for those of us who aren’t quite in Olympic shape!). This walk includes the Children’s Nature Trail competition, so if you’re with little ones they’ll have something to do as they walk. The walk should take around 40 minutes, and there are some steps along the way. If you’re wearing sensible shoes and feeling up for a challenge try your hand at the red or purple trails or (and this one is really daring) the boulder clamber!
Becky Falls has attracted visitors to Devon since 1903, and you’ll soon understand why the years have seen it inspire poets, writers and romantics. Aside from the gift shop, the site has changed very little since this woodland valley first appeared on the tourist map. The opening times for this attraction are very dependent on the weather, so if in doubt it’s best to call ahead and check before starting your journey.
Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG