Peter Tavy - a step back in time

The village where time has stood still!


Peter Tavy is an ideal point to start an exploration of the many footpaths in the area of West Dartmoor. Where to go is obviously dependent upon your particular preference.

Quiet country roads, lanes and footpaths will allow you to pass through some of the most beautiful countryside in Devon.

A gentle walk from one village to another, with organised stops at local pubs for meals etc: are easily planned.

Close to the village pub is the parish church. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and from this the village gets its name of course. The church has a fine granite tower in Perpendicular style.

The interior was heavily restored in Victorian times. The church itself is mainly 14th century.

A lot of the carving is by the Exeter carver, Herbert Read, including the screens, reredos, priests' chairs and altar tables among other items.


The Harford Bridge Touring Caravan site at Peter Tavy will also allow easy access to other parts of Devon and a relatively quiet gateway into Cornwall.

Most of these pages relate to West Dartmoor. This does not mean that other parts of Devon and Cornwall is not easily accessable from here.

Indeed, quite to the contrary, many use West Dartmoor and Peter Tavy in particular as their home base to explore the rest of this part of the West Country.

Old pictures of Peter Tavy

A Peep at Peter Tavy Peter  Tavy Church
Coombe Beat the Bounds
The Mill Coley Brook


Here's a link to the Peter Tavy Inn!

Camping & caravan site at Peter Tavy!

From here it is only an hours drive to Bude or one and a half to Exeter! Plymouth is only 25 minutes away.


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