Devon PL20 6TH
Apart from being an attractive little hamlet on the B3212 road in the very heart of the Dartmoor National Park, Postbridge’s main attraction is a fine example of an ancient ‘clapper’ bridge.
The village consists of a few houses, an inn, a shop and a car park complete with information centre and toilets. Before continuing on, pull into the car park and look at this beautiful bridge.
The bridge is constructed from four large granite slabs supported by three granite piers. The large slabs are each over 13 feet (4 metres) long and 6.5 feet (2metres) wide, and weight over 8 tons (7.3 tonnes) each. The bridge spans the delightful East Dart River.
Clapper bridges on Dartmoor were built in the 13th & 14th centuries by medieval tin workers and farmers. There are many ‘clapper’ bridges on Dartmoor but the one at Postbridge is the finest in Devon.
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Getting There
- From Moretonhampstead 
Exit the A382 at Moretonhampstead and take the B3212 south west to Postbridge, a distance of 12 miles (19 km)
- From Widecombe
Take the B3357 to Two Bridges before turning north on the B3212 to Postbridge, a distance of about 3 miles (5 km).
Google Map - Postbridge Village