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Destination: Cadover Bridge
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General - Cadover Bridge is a beautiful area on Dartmoor with a fast running river running through. The name comes from the fact that there is an old bridge that runs over the river. It is a stunning place to visit on a Summerís day with plenty or space available for picnics and paddling in the clear river. Local Dartmoor Ponies are usually found nearby, along with a varied assortment of Sheep. Walking along the river bank is very relaxing and it is a great place for birding and wildlife spotting.

Food and Drink - There are no cafeís nearby as it is a far way into Dartmoor. However, there is usually an ice cream van for treats. The setting makes it the perfect place for picnics or barbecues, especially when the weather is warm and the area peaceful. There are no bins in the area, so all rubbish would have to be taken home otherwise it would harm the local wildlife.

Disabled - The area should be Ok for most disabled visitors, however, the lack of any toilets or general facilities may cause issues with some. The car park is right next to the waterís edge on level ground, so it would be fine for wheel chair uses and others to get close to the water. Although several massive pot holes in the car park may obviously cause some issues.

Toilets - There are no toilets on site with the nearest public toilets being about 10 minutes ride in the car away at nearby Yelverton. These are open throughout the day all year round.

Children - Children will find the area a great place to play and paddle. There are numerous open areas where children can play football or have picnics, and the river is ideal for paddling as it is fresh and clean looking (although deep in some areas!). There are usually numerous Sheep and Dartmoor Ponies around the area which will also cause excitement for children of certain ages. There is also a woodland path leading along the riverís edge down to nearby Goodemeavy, which is an ideal place for exploring, although parental supervision will definitely be needed here.

Car Parks - The car park is quite large but is covered in large pot holes. It is segregated into two areas but this doesnít really have an impact. During the Summer months the car park can get full very early in the day as it is a great place to start walks and to relax for the day next to the river. Out of season, the car park is generally empty. There are no car park charges at any time during the year.

Review Date - 2011-07-01

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