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. Originally a WW1 hut, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. A family-run hostel, you'll find Blytheswood 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 the open moor and see wild ponies, visit the cathedral city of Exeter (20 minutes' drive or bus), 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 for canoeists. 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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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £18 per adult. U16 £12. Sole use: £275pn.
  • 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 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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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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News & Offers from Blytheswood Hostel

Blytheswood Hostel will stay closed for the rest of 2020.

July 1st 2020

We will be re-opening in 2021. Check back here for more information.


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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