Wistman's Wood is Devon's oldest wood, dating back to prehistoric times, and consists of ancient dwarf oak trees, twisted and moss-covered, giving them an eerie and mystical look. Described by many as "the most haunted place on Dartmoor" Wistman's Wood has attracted many legends, with tales of Druids, ghosts, hell hounds and many others.
Situated on the banks of the West Dart, Wistman's Wood is just a mile from The Cherrybrook and well worth the visit.
The walk recommended from The Cherrybrook, not only takes in Wistman's Wood, but also Littaford Tor and Longaford Tor. Littaford Tor is our nearest Tor and stands at 1,443' (440m) and Longaford Tor standing at 1,663' (507m) offers beautiful views across the High Moor in all directions.
This walk is 3.25 miles (5.25km) and without climbing the two tors can only be described as easy. Climbing the tors involves a relatively easy scramble, but the walk can be completed without climbing either tor. Excluding stops, this walk should take approximately 2 hours.