Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheeps Tor dominates the eastern side of Burrator Reservoir. It rises steeply from the plantations that fringe the water and is topped by huge rocky outcrops and crags that are popular with climbers. Given its height and relative isolation, the 360 degree views are sensational. If you're exploring t...

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes is a thriving South Devon town topped with an English Heritage castle. Clearly, it's not within Dartmoor National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because it's at the end of the South Devon Railway that runs between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It's a great place for young kids to enjo...

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Becka Brook runs from the moor between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor down to the River Bovey by Hisley Bridge in the lower part of the Bovey Valley. The brook can be split into three sections. The upper section flows through open moorland. The middle section is at Bovey Falls Woodland Pa...

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

At the time of writing in 2019, within Dartmoor National Park, the Wray Valley Trail runs from Mill Marsh Park at Bovey Tracey along the dismantled railway line to the end of Parke Estate. From there, a new section of the trail takes you to the edge of the popular Dartmoor village Lustleig...

Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes: 'On Mardon are some antiquarian remains, but they have been despoiled. About 1/3 m. on the R. soon after entering on the down the visitor will find some vestiges of a cairn known as Giant's Grave, 1,170 feet, and a little to the north of this part of a...

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

A number of Dartmoor tors stand proud at the head of a valley. The most obvious, and impressive, is Steeperton Tor at the southern end of Taw Plain. Another is Lints Tor at the top of the Upper West Okement Valley. Study the area around Lints Tor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' ma...

Three Hares Trail, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Hares Trail, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Two Moors Way, the Dartmoor Way and the Granite Way are examples of well known, official walking and multi-use trails in Dartmoor National Park. The Lych Way and the Abbot's Way are examples of lesser known trails that cut across the moors. The Three Hares Trail is a superb new initiative by Ele...

Mardon Down Cairn Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Cairn Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

There are many heavily weathered cairns on Mardon Down. In addition, there's a particularly fine cairn circle.

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

This is a spur of moorland that pushes out to the meet the West Okement River below Great Kneeset and its rocky outcrops. You can cross the water here where the West Okement River meets Brim Brook. You can also cross the West Okement River further west into the valley known locally as Broad Amicombe...

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a l...

Scorhill Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford is a popular Dartmoor gateway town. The National Park's high moors rise steeply a few miles to the south and west. There, on Chagford Common and Scorhill Down, you'll find a high number of superb prehistoric sites. Scorhill Stone Circle is one of them. We've positioned Scorhill Stone Cir...

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

This cross is situated by Cross Gate as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's also known locally as Lowery Cross. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. Cross Gate/Lowery Cross is on both the Buckfast to Tavistoc...

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

There are a number of areas on Dartmoor's high north and south moors where many rivers, streams and brooks rise. The area around Cranmere Pool on the north moor is the most famous. On the south moor, the Langcombe Hill area is another. These areas are high, flat and very boggy. The River Yealm has i...

Scorhill Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Down is an area of moorland on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. To the west, the land rises towards the National Park's highest ground. To the east, the countryside around Chagford becomes green and wooded. Scorhill Down is well known locally as the location of the impressive Scorhill Sto...

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the focus of attention. Pennywell's miniature pigs*...