Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/Dartmoor's highest ground This walk takes in Dartmoor's highest points High Willhays and Yes Tor, a National Nature Reserve and a stunning river valley.   Start at Meldon Reservoir Start at the car park by Meldon Reservoir. Climb the steps by the public toilets, turn le...

Dartmoor Horse Riding, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Horse Riding, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Horse riding This is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst there are branches of The Pony Club, rallies and camps for those who are based in the area, the National Park has a high number of stables aimed at those who are on holiday in Dartmoor. This lis...

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming/picnic and walking On maps, Spitchwick is usually marked as Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common. Most people, however, refer to the area as Spitchwick. There are a small number of places in Dartmoor National Park that can get exceptionally crowded. Spitchwick is one of...

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cycling Tavistock is a Dartmoor gateway town on the western border of the National Park. Plymouth is a city with an internationally important maritime history in a stunning location to the south west of the high moors. Sir Francis Drake was born, and lived, in this area and is most famous for his...

Castle Drogo (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction The last castle to be built in England, Castle Drogo is located on a spur of land at the mouth of the magnificent Teign Gorge (National Trust) in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. Chagford is to the south west. The pretty village Drewsteignton is nearby. Castl...

Teign Gorge (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/views The Teign Gorge is located in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park close to the ancient stannary town Chagford and the pretty villages Drewsteignton and Dunsford. The National Trust's Castle Drogo is at the mouth of the gorge. The National Trust's Dunsford Wood and St...

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction A Dartmoor highlight for young children, The Miniature Pony Centre's just south west of Moretonhampstead on the B3212 which cuts across the National Park. As the name suggests, the Centre's home to miniature ponies. Some, especially the foals, are unbelievably cute. There's a...

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Highest pub in southern England Essential visiting. The highest pub in southern England, the Warren House Inn looks out across one of the most beautiful areas of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. Autumn is particularly stunning. Clearly, it's great walking country. There's also a wealth...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Okehampton Castle is an English Heritage property located on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. The castle is situated near the only two mountains in southern England. To visit, head for Okehampton. Once you are in the town, the castle is well signposted. We've...

Haytor Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Tor/walking Haytor Rocks is probably Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. Owing to its location on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor above populated areas such as The English Riviera, it can get exceptionally busy on the rocks during the summer months, on long bank holiday weekends or after sno...

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Just off the main road, in a courtyard by Okehampton Tourism Information Centre, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is arranged on three floors. In our opinion, it's a superb local museum exploring the geology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor National Park. We'd recommend a visit...

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction If you're on holiday in Dartmoor and want to learn more about the National Park, we'd recommend spending half a day at the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. High quality displays, information boards and videos guide you through the story of the moors and its people, its w...

Finch Foundry (National Trust), Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Finch Foundry (National Trust), Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Finch Foundry is a National Trust property on the north border of Dartmoor National Park. Located between the National Trust's Castle Drogo and English Heritage's Okehampton Castle, it's easy to overlook Finch Foundry which is a great shame as it's a fascinating place in a very...

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tor/walking One of Dartmoor's most photographed and dramatic tors, Great Staple Tor is located in the west section of the National Park where high moor sweeps down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We've positioned Great Staple Tor on Google maps so zoo...