Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

Belstone Cleave, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

By Dartmoor standards, Belstone Cleave is a relatively small cleave or wooded valley so it's easy to walk and explore. This website helps people discover and holiday in Dartmoor National Park. It's a practical guide. As such, for the purposes of this listing, we take Belstone Cleav...

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Two streams arc through Yarner Wood and meet near Yarner Wood Base Reserve. To the north is Woodcock Stream. To the south is Yarner Stream. The valley cut by the latter is particularly impressive and we'd recommend visiting for its natural beauty, birdlife and historical features. We've positione...

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

By Dartmoor standards, this is a small gorge. Unlike the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge or Lydford Gorge which have been cut by wide, powerful waterways, Steeperton Gorge is situated pretty far upstream on Dartmoor's north plateau. The River Taw rises on the high, boggy ground around Hangingstone Hill and...

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

'The internationally important upland oak woodlands in this National Nature Reserve are one of the best places to see woodland birds of many kinds but especially the enigmatic pied flycatcher, secretive lesser spotted woodpecker and vocal wood warbler.' The Natural England information boards at the...

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Dotted around the wood, you'll find posts to which are attached numbered Yarner Wood Nature Trail waymarkers. You can follow either the short loop that runs close to the Yarner Wood Reserve Base or extend it into a longer loop&nb...

Crow Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Crow Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Head up the valley from Two Bridges to Wistman's Wood and you'll see a distinctive lump of granite on a spur of land to the north. This is Crow Tor. The spur of land is cut by the West Dart River to the east and south and by a small moorland stream to the west. North, the moorland rises from Crow To...

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

From Okehampton, follow the signs to Okehampton Camp. The views down to Okehampton, Okehampton Castle and North Cornwall/Mid & North Devon are impressive if you have clean light. At Okehampton Camp, cross the cattle grid and turn hard right. The road leads to West Mill Tor with Yes Tor behind. Pa...

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office is situated next to the car park and main access point for Yarner Wood. Just across the car park from the office is a bird hide providing views over a large pond (the stew pond) frequented by birdlife. Leaflets providing information about Yarn...

Longaford Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Longaford Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Longaford Tor is a big, impressive rocky outcrop that rises above Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve on the edge of Dartmoor National Park's high north plateau. The views from Longaford Tor are spectacular so, given that the tor is very easily accessible, we'd very much recommend visiting. The t...

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The Mariners' Way runs between Dartmouth on the South Devon coast and Bideford on the North Devon coast. Mariners walked the route to work on the ships at these Devon ports. This listing covers the Mariners' Way in Dartmoor National Park. Among the highlights of this route are the ancient farms t...

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Parke is a country park on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Whilst it has always been a beautiful place in its own right, lots of attractions have been added to Parke in recent years to turn it into a leisure destination. There's the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Ce...

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford is a gateway town to Dartmoor's north plateau and its high moors. A narrow road rises west of Chagford to the northern section of Chagford Common at Batworthy Corner. This section of Chagford Common and Shovel Down are known for their prehistoric attractions such as stone rows and standing...

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, or Bovey Valley Woods, is a collective term for three woods that sit at the lower end of the Bovey Valley. These woods are Pullabrook Wood (Pullbrook on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map), Hisley Wood and Houndtor Wood. The woods are part of the East Dartmoor N...

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

If you are on holiday in Dartmoor, you're most likely to experience the River Lyd in the National Trust's stunning Lydford Gorge (National Trust) as it flows past the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on its way west beyond the National Park boundary into the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natura...