Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction At the heart of Buckfast Abbey is the big and impressive abbey church. Remarkably, it took no more than six men thirty years to construct the building. This extraordinary feat took place at the beginning of the 20th century. Given the faith and endurance that went in to building...

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed the wild, high ground. Buckland Abbey w...

Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction/walking Lydford Gorge is a major visitor attraction in Dartmoor National Park. On the outskirts of Lydford, running down the western border of the Park, the gorge is managed by the National Trust. The gorge is home to the thunderous Devil's Cauldron and what is said to be the hi...

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction River Dart Adventures is an outdoor adventure park located within the River Dart Country Park on the outskirts of Ashburton near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. A family attraction, kids love it. As a day visitor, you pay to enter River Dart Country Park and the...

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Tavistock is part of the Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'd recommend exploring the town on foot. Pop into Tavistock Museum to learn more. Having explored the town, try the Tavistock Canal Walk.   Walking on Dartmoor near Tavistock Tavistock sits...

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Princetown is Dartmoor's high moorland town. It sits between Dartmoor's north moor and south moor and provides access to some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's also within walking distance of top visitor destinations like Burrator Reservoir. We provide recommendations for wa...

Best Postbridge Walks, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Best Postbridge Walks, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge Postbridge is located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Dart River runs through Postbridge. Bellever Forest is to the south. These different landscapes and natural features provide for a variety of great walks.   Postbridge...

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Okehampton is located on the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. It sits below the highest ground on Dartmoor and in southern England. The area is essential visiting if you're a keen walker. We've arranged walks by theme. If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park, w...

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Belstone is one of the best places from which to walk in Dartmoor National Park. Located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, Belstone offers access to many of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors and hills. In addition, you can walk several stunning wooded valleys and explore some top prehis...

Dartmoor East To West Walk/Crossing In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor East To West Walk/Crossing In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Open access moorland Dartmoor National Park is, in the main, open access. This means that you can take many routes across the moor. Some, like the Abbot's Way and Lichway/Lych Way, are marked in part on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map or the Harvey British Mountain Maps 'Dar...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir is in a superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge which is one of the National Park's most popular and beautiful natural attractions. Visitors head to this area...

Bellever Clapper Bridge, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Clapper Bridge, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart River clapper bridges Follow the East Dart River south of Postbridge Clapper Bridge and you'll come to Bellever Clapper Bridge on the edge of Bellever Forest.   Lichway/Lych Way Bellever Clapper Bridge is on the route of the ancient Lichway/Lych Way.

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre Start at the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre across the road from the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's plenty of parking outside the visitor centre. Before you walk, head into the visitor centre and pop upstairs to see the excelle...

Bellever Settlements, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Settlements, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre There's a superb Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the second floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. A section of the exhibition covers Dartmoor settlements. We'd recommend popping into the visitor centre before exploring Bellever's prehisto...

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre We'd recommend visiting Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre before exploring Bellever's prehistory. Whilst the second floor Dartmoor prehistory exhibition covers all aspects of the area's distance past, there's a section concentrating on the 'la...