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Postbridge

Postbridge is a small village on the high moors of Dartmoor, situated at the very centre of the Dartmoor National Park.It is an excellent starting point for many and varied walks through forest or open moor. There is also one of Dartmoors finest and complete examples of a granite Clapper Bridge. Postbridge's clapper bridge straddles the East Dart River, just twenty meters from the main road bridge (built in the 1780's), and is clearly visible as you drive through the village. Postbridge's locally famous landmark is constructed from four large granite slabs supported by three granite piers. The large slabs are each over 4m long and 2m wide and weigh over 8 tons each.

Clapper bridges are unique to Dartmoor. Some 30 bridges in total still stand on Dartmoor in various states of repair, being constructed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by medieval tin workers and farmers as crossings over the many small rivers that traverse the moorland.

Postbridge has a number of places to stay and a single village pub, open to Postbridge locals and visitors alike, often full of walkers or cyclists trying to take in the atmospheric countryside that surrounds Postbridge.

Postbridge village hall occasionally plays host to a market that boasts excellent local beef, pork and shrubs.

Local business based in Postbridge provide a selection of local goods of an excellent standard - no need to visit the supermarket while you're here!


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