Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

In 2014, the bluebells up at Whiddon Deer Park were at their best in the middle of May. Clearly, this is a Spring walk when the bluebells are out. For other bluebell walk recommendations, see our listing for Bluebell Walks. Start at Iron Bridge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Tr...

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of the most impressive stretches of bluebell woodland we've experienced in Dartmoor National Park. Roughly speaking, the bluebells are thick between Meldon Viaduct and the car parking area on the west side of the woods. We can't recommend this area highly enough to bluebell fans. Ther...

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Near English Heritage's Lydford Castle (English Heritage), across the road from Lydford St Petroc's Church, is a distinctive memorial topped by a Viking axe crossing a Saxon shield. This marks the 'SITE OF DANISH SAXON CONFLICT. 997 AD'. The following is taken from 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' edi...

Battle of Bovey Heath Battlefield, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Bovey Heath Battlefield, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park, on the outskirts of the gateway town Bovey Tracey, is Bovey Heathfield Local Nature Reserve. In the seventeenth century, during the English Civil War, this was the site of the Battle of Bovey Heath. There's an information board on site that reads:...

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton is a small village on the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Sourton Down is a nearby area of countryside where the A30 passes over the A386. Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays is visible from the down. On the night of the 25th April 1643, this was the locati...

Broad Down, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Down, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

If you're heading to Fur Tor or Cut Hill from Postbridge, it's likely you'll be walking over, or around, Broad Down. It's a beautiful spot offering great views of the East Dart River. Broad Down forms part of a lovely circular walk from Postbridge to the East Dart River Waterfall and back again....

White Ridge Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

White Ridge Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Just east of Fernworthy Forest, on Hurston Ridge, is an impressive and well-known stone row. It's one of many stone rows in and around Fernworthy. Some are located in the forest. Others create ancient avenues on the moors. Perhaps the most difficult to find is the stone row on White Ridge. Situated...

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust) is an area of woodland in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. Wooston Castle is a hillfort within the woods. Below are two route descriptions for walks to Wooston Castle within Fingle Woods.   1. Saw Mill Car Park to Wooston Ca...

East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart River Waterfall, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

With its rocky high ground and numerous rivers, Dartmoor National Park has many waterfalls. In Lydford Gorge (National Trust) and Canonteign Falls, water falls from a great height. In Becky Falls Woodland Park and Yealm Steps Waterfall, water tumbles dramatically over rocks. The waterfall on the upp...

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Copse is one of three high altitude oak woodlands in Dartmoor National Park. See also Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve and Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve.

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Crossing Dartmoor's major rivers can be difficult. Thankfully, there are plenty of granite bridges, wooden bridges, modern suspension bridges, clapper bridges, stepping stones and fords to help you cross these waterways. Sandy Ford enables you to cross the upper section of the West Okement River nea...

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

In winter, if you stand on Belstone Great Green and look east along the gorgeous Belstone Cleave, you'll see a rocky outcrop jutting out of the trees on the right hand side, or southern wall, of the wooded valley. This is Ivy Tor. It rises from the south bank of the River Taw next to a steep moorlan...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...