Blytheswood Hostel, Steps Bridge, Dunsford, Devon, EX6 7EQ

Call Lewis or Sarah on 07758 654840


Blytheswood is set in secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Originally a WW1 hut turned off-grid chalet, the cabins have housed a hostel since the 1930s. While the hostel remains closed, Blytheswood will reopen later in 2021 with a self-contained cabin available for bookings of two nights or more. And hopes in the future to offer shared hostel style accommodation for cyclists and walkers once more.

A family-run business, you'll find Blytheswood friendly and peaceful. A place to switch off, relax and breathe in the woodland. Walk straight from the door up through the woods to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock, or along the river towards Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross the stepping stones to Dunsford village with its Post Office shop and tearoom, or visit nearby Moretonhampstead and Chagford for more independent shops and pubs.

An ideal base from which to explore the open moor and see wild ponies, visit the cathedral city of Exeter, and the beaches of South Devon. The surrounding National Trust woodland and nature reserve are rich in wild flowers, butterflies and birds and home to badgers, deer and otters.

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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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Teign Gorge River Ramble this Sunday- Part of the Dartmoor Walking Festival

August 28th 2019

This guided walk along a level path beside the rushing River Teign from Fingle to Clifford Bridge in the stunning wooded gorge below Castle Drogo. Starting at Fingle Bridge Inn just 4 miles from Blytheswood Hostel which provides excellent walkers accommodation.

We’ll hope for views of heron, kingfisher and dippers – our only diving and swimming songbird.  There will also be an optional diversion to Upperton Weir.

Adults £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance. Free for carers and children under 16.  Easy walk suitable for pushchairs and mobility scouters. Dogs are welcome.

Booking is required.  Telephone: 07557 330577 Email: 


blytheswood hostel close to this sundays walk on the dartmoor walking festival

Dunsford Summer Show

June 2nd 2019

It’s coming up to that time of year again, where the Teign Valley comes together to celebrate the blossoming summer. Only a few minutes walk from Blytheswood Hostel this is a Devon village show at its best.

Set in the glorious Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, the Dunsford Show is a great family day out. Live music, horse and dog shows, childrens’ activities, including a fire show, and a beer tent. There is something for everyone. The Dunsford Show has been running for generations and gets more and more popular each year. Its open from 12-5pm. on the 26th of June. Find out more about the show here.

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Best Price Guarantee in the Delightful Devon Countryside.

April 11th 2018

Bytheswood Hostel can guarantee you a welcoming and comfortable stay as well as best price!

Blytheswood Hostel guarantees you best price as well as a comfortable and welcoming stay! The Hostel is surrounded by the delightful Devon countryside and is within five miles of the NCN. It offers self catering facilities, Wi-Fi, and equipment storage. 

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