Steps Bridge, Dunsford

A beautiful wander along the river in the woodland on the edge of Dartmoor. In March, it blooms with sunny, wild, mini daffodils to brighten up your walk and day even more.

A great spring walk. On the way there’s a little triangle of daffodils, a river beach to have a splash in the river or throw a stick for the dog and, if you can make it to the end, there’s a field full of cute mini daffodils and a bench for a picnic. This is an area looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust.

This is a there and back walk which is quite a distance (especially when convincing a 2.5 year old to walk! – I ended up carrying him on my hip for a lot of the way!) but we were really glad we continued on to the end field. That said if you’re by yourself and don’t fancy the distance then a little patch of beautiful daffodils can be found early on in the walk – what3words: putts.empty.relieves which is also beautiful for pics. Obviously, please do not let your little one pick the daffodils – we want to keep it beautiful for everyone. I always encourage mine to small the flowers (hence the cover pic!!)

Steps Bridge, Dunsford: Walk

Walk type: Wide level paths alongside a river.
Length: About 2.5km to get to the furthest field which is peppered with daffodils and then a 2.5km back!
Little Ones’ mode of transport: Sling or feet. There’s a slightly higher path that is wide and looked pram friendly. I met some mums with prams on it but it was their first time so didn’t know if it is completely doable with the pram. (If you know please do let me know)
Dog friendly: Yes – but be mindful they don’t trample on the flowers. Devon Wildlife Trusts says on a lead.  Poo bin at entry only.

Steps Bridge, Dunsford: Need to know

Opening times: All day every day.
How to get there: A couple of cars can fit on the roadside right next to the Steps Bridge. If these spaces are taken there are small car parks further up the hill. This means you need to walk down on the road to start the walk. The road is quite busy and cars are quite fast.  

Next to the Bridge What 3 words: called.purist.ferried
Car Park What 3 words: headliner.series.super
Prices: Free
Loos & Baby Changing: No

Interactive Walk Map: Steps Bridge, Dunsford

Map produced using Outdoor Active: a free mapping app. Click this link to be taken through and be able to follow the interactive route of

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We took a picnic to eat in the field of daffs at the end point. But The Walled Garden Tearoom nearby in Dunsford looks great.

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