Formerly Steps Bridge Youth Hostel on Dartmoor, Devon.


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

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.

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Blytheswood Hostel | Formerly Steps Bridge Youth Hostel on Dartmoor, Devon.


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Rooms & Beds:

16: 1×6, 1×4 (family), 1×2 (cabin) and 1×4 (cabin)


All year.

Price per night:

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


Booking advisable. Deposit required for group bookings.


Ex Youth Hostel


8 miles from Exeter on the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead, one mile outside Dunsford. Park at Steps Bridge carpark and walk up our drive opposite.

Public Transport:

Trains & coaches to Exeter. 359 bus from Exeter to Steps Bridge

This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the present or past youth hostel page.

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The Dunsford Show 1st July 2017

The Dunsford Show 1st July 2017

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.

Idling about on the River Bovey, 30 July 2015

Idling about on the River Bovey, 30 July 2015

Spend the day idling about on the River Bovey. Build your own mini raft and see how fast it flows then skim stones off the banks edge.

Date: 30 July 2015  ,Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Ccould you end up skimming champion of the day?  All materials provided.

Location: Parke, Bovey Tracey – grid ref SX805 786. Meet outside the National Trust office.  Only 6 miles from Blytheswood Hostel.


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