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...

White Wood, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

White Wood, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

[Main photo: White Wood (left), the River Dart and Meltor Wood (right) in the heart of the Dart Gorge near Mel Pool. View upriver to Rowbrook House]   The Dart Gorge The Dart Gorge is one of the most remarkable and beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Cut by the River Dart, roug...

Dartmoor Temperate Rainforest and Woodlands, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Temperate Rainforest and Woodlands, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

[Main photo: the Teign Gorge above Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park]   Mosses and lichens hang from the trees By Loch Maree, in north west Scotland, is Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre. It acts as a gateway to ‘precious woodlands [t...

Blackadon Local Nature Reserve, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Blackadon Local Nature Reserve, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Blackadon is a wonderful but relatively undervisited local nature reserve on Dartmoor If you look at Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping, you’ll see a strip of open access moor and heavily wooded valley to the west of the River Webburn. This is Blackadon Local Nature Reserve. Topped by a tor,...

Dartmoor Archaeology, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Archaeology, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Archaeology Dartmoor has the longest stone row in the world, '60% of all stone rows to be found in England' and 'a third of all stone rows in the UK and Brittany' (stats from Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre). Tavistock, on the western border of the national park, is part of...

Yealm Steps, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Steps, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Steps is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Pannier Market is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Tavistock Museum, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Museum, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Museum is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Beardown Tors, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Beardown Tors, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Cluster of outcrops overlooking the West Dart River and Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve Many of Dartmoor's most beautiful locations are shaped by rivers. The Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge, Tavy Cleave and Lustleigh Cleave are all cut by rivers flowing from the high moor. The river valley just no...

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is small so you can cover a lot of places in a day Dartmoor's a relatively small place. You can walk north to south or east to west in a (long) day. If you want to tour Dartmoor National Park by car then you'll be able to explore its villages and beauty spots with relative ease. There ar...

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...