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 the National Park. Originally a WW1 hut, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. Friendly and peaceful, with a homely living room, wood burner, self-catering kitchen, picnic tables, barbecue and fire pit. Walk straight from the door through the woods to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock, or along the river to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross the stepping stones to Dunsford village or visit nearby Moretonhampstead and Chagford for supplies, cream teas, crafts and pubs. We're an ideal base from which to explore open moorland, the cathedral city of Exeter, and the beaches of South Devon. We're on the Land's End to John O'Groats cycling route and Steps Bridge is an access point to the River Teign. Favoured by walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, the surrounding National Trust woodland and nature reserve are rich in wild flowers, butterflies and birds, and home to badgers, deer and otters. Staying in the woods provides the perfect opportunity for guests to find their own pace of life. This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    16: 1x6, 1x4 (family), 1x2 (cabin) and 1x4 (family cabin)
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £16 per adult. U16 £10. Sole Use: £240pn 2+nights. £280 1night.
  • Booking:

    Booking advisable. Deposit required for group bookings.
  • Directions:

    8 miles from Exeter on the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead, one mile outside Dunsford. Park at Steps Bridge car park and walk up our drive opposite.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains & coaches to Exeter. 359 bus from Exeter to Steps Bridge.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map, the IHUK signage page, the present or past youth hostel page and the page of accommodation near Castles.


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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News & Offers from Blytheswood Hostel

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. 

Blytheswood Hostel - best price guarantee

The Dunsford Show 1st July 2017

May 31st 2016

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 show, childrens’ activities 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.  Entrance to the 2016 Dunsford Show was £3.00 adults, 50p children and £6.00 for a family.  Its open from 12-5pm.  Find out more about the show here.

dunsford show

Picnic tables overlooking the River Teign

August 12th 2015

Blytheswood hostel has a lovely outside eating area with picnic tables overlooking the gentle slopes of the valley towards the river.

We also have a barbeque that you can borrow.


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