Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Haldon Forest Park Walking, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Haldon Forest Park Walking, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Whilst Dartmoor offers some of the best moorland and valley walking in the UK, it's also nice to walk in areas outside the National Park that provide big views of Dartmoor's high ground. Kit Hill Country Park in Cornwall is great to the west. Haldon Forest Park is superb to the north east....

Go Segway Haldon Forest Park, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Go Segway Haldon Forest Park, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

If you're looking for a memorable and quirky holiday experience, try Go Segway at Haldon Forest Park. A segway is a self-balancing vehicle with two chunky wheels as seen in the photos to this listing. Haldon Forest Park is a top Devon family visitor attraction. You guide the vehicle as part o...

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

This is a brilliant experience. Whilst you'll need a head for heights, this is a superb family activity. Move through the canopy of trees high above the forest floor on a ropes course using walkways, bridges, swings and zip wires. You're clipped onto a safety wire throughout the ropes course...

Tamar Trails Canoe Tamar, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Canoe Tamar, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just west of Dartmoor National Park. It's named after the River Tamar that winds through a stunning wooded landscape on its way to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. The Tamar Trails Centre is an activity hub within the Tamar Valley. You can bo...

Go Ape Haldon Forest Park, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Go Ape Haldon Forest Park, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Great fun. Move through the canopy of trees high above the forest floor using walkways, swings and zip wires at Haldon Forest Park. There are a couple of options. Go Ape Tree Top Adventure is aimed at visitors aged 10 or above. Go Ape Tree Top Junior is aimed at visitors aged 6 to 12. All un...

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) are two of the most popular and visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Haytor Rocks is located on Haytor Down. Hound Tor is located on Houndtor Down. Becka Brook divides them. A new granite footbridge and a much older clapper bridge span the brook and enab...

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's many stunning wooded valleys. Located on the south west border of the National Park, the valley is cut by the River Plym as it flows from Crane Hill on Dartmoor's south plateau down to the city of Plymouth. This circular walk takes you around the lip of...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

At Ducks' Pool, in a remote section of Dartmoor's south plateau, are a letterbox and monument to the celebrated Dartmoor author William Crossing. A plaque reads: 'IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM CROSSING. AUTHOR OF MANY INSPIRING BOOKS ON DARTMOOR WHOSE GUIDE IS A SOURCE OF INVALUABLE INFORMA...

Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor has a north and south plateau separated by a central bowl. Both high plateaus have iconic and remote pools and letterboxes that attract high numbers of Dartmoor enthusiasts. The north's most famous pool is Cranmere Pool with its letterbox. The south's most famous is Duck...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Down Ridge provides great access to the crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route up at Ter Hill and Mount Misery. From there, you can also drop down to Foxtor Farm and Childe's Tomb. We've positioned Down Ridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Farm is a collection of ruined buildings and enclosures east of the infamous Foxtor Mires. Fox Tor, a series of rocky outcrops on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, is to the south. Today, the farm ruins are in a remote and quiet area of the National Park. On the route of ancient paths and...