Cadover Bridge - Possibly the most accessible place on Dartmoor
Next to Cadover Bridge are two large car parks – and this seems incongruous due to the bridge’s location (in the middle of nowhere). Not that a bridge shouldn’t have a car park, or even space for several coaches like Cadover Bridge has, but it’s just a small bridge and it becomes hard to imagine so many folks turning up to see it.
Cadover bridge crosses the River Plym on Dartmoor, the stretch of river between this bridge and Shaugh Bridge is considered to be very challenging for canoeists. And this might provide a clue as to why a remote little river crossing has such a large car park.
Cadover sees thousands of visitors each year due to its location. It’s within easy reach of Plymouth and Tavistock, and of all the spots on Dartmoor, it’s one of the easiest to find – seriously, sat nav can send you in circles on Dartmoor.
But Cadover Bridge is easier to find, and is exceptionally well placed for a great variety of walks and other outdoor stuff, like canoeing. Or sitting on a sheepskin eating the picnic before the family return to the car park. Your call.