Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Best Dartmoor Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Walking the highest ground on Dartmoor Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk. High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor. Yes Tor is the second. They are located on the same broad ridge in the north west section of the National Park above Okehampton. If you've walked to the top of Pen...

Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

National Trust properties in Dartmoor National Park Castle Drogo near Chagford in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. One of the Westcountry's most popular and important National Trust properties, Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England. Situated at the mouth of...

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Walking This is the most popular activity on Dartmoor. Walk the high moors and visit the National Park's famous tors. We'd also recommend walking Dartmoor's many gorges and valleys. They're magnificent. There are plenty of other types of walks which take you around reservoirs or to prehistoric si...

Best Dartmoor Kids Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Kids Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Major Dartmoor kids' attractions The Miniature Pony Centre. If you have young children then The Miniature Pony Centre is essential Dartmoor visiting. The miniature ponies are astonishingly cute. Enjoy pony rides, farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas and the wonderful heavy horses. Jus...

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

National Nature Reserves East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. England's first National Nature Reserve in the east section of Dartmoor near the National Park gateway town Bovey Tracey and the iconic tor Haytor Rocks. Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve. Once featured on the BBC's '...

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Popular picnic spots with public toilet in the area Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). Picnic on the bank of the River Dart. Bellever Forest. Picnic on the banks of the East Dart River by the main car park. Fingle Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Teign across the river from...

Best Dartmoor Wild Swimming, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wild Swimming, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Most popular Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). The River Dart curls around a picnic area. The most popular wild swimming spot on Dartmoor. There's parking and public toilets by New Bridge.   Paddling and picnics Bellever Forest The East Dart River skirts Bellever Forest....

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Pubs and inns The one Michelin-starred Treby Arms. The Three Crowns Inn in Chagford. The Globe Inn in Chagford. Fingle Bridge Inn at the beauty spot Fingle Bridge in the Teign Gorge. The Cleave Pub in Lustleigh. The Old Inn in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Warren Hou...

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) champion local products. Shop at Princetown National Park Visitor Centre in the heart of Princetown. Try also Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre near the iconic Postbridge Clapper Bridge in Postbridge and Haytor V...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a great base from which to explore Devon and Cornwall. The A30/A38 provide great access to the region's most popular destinations. Best day trips from Dartmoor include:   Exeter Visit Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Museum (Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery) and...

Best Dartmoor Tors, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Tors, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The highest tors on Dartmoor High Willhays and Yes Tor. These are in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park above Okehampton. At 621 metres above sea level, High Willhays is the highest tor on Dartmoor and the highest point in southern England. Both High Willhays and Yes Tor are lo...

Best Dartmoor Gorges and Valleys, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Gorges and Valleys, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Gorges and valleys in the northern section of Dartmoor Teign Gorge (National Trust). Belstone Cleave. West Cleave. West Okement Valley.   Gorges and valleys in the eastern section of Dartmoor Lustleigh Cleave. Dart Gorge.   Gorges and valleys in...

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Pubs on/near high moorland The Tors Inn in Belstone. Warren House Inn on the B3212 north east of Postbridge. The Plume of Feathers Inn in Princetown.   Pubs in/near Dartmoor's gorges and valleys Fingle Bridge Inn at the beauty spot Fingle Bridge near Drewsteignton. The Clea...

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...