Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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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...

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 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...

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Ancient settlement in Bellever Forest near Postbridge Kraps Ring is the most impressive of the Bellever Settlements. We've postioned Kraps Ring on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.   Learning more about settlements on Dartmoor To learn more...

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor Visit the Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the top floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and you'll read that '60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and a third of all stone rows in the UK and Bri...

Brentor, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park

Brentor, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

How difficult are Dartmoor walks with kids? Dartmoor is a great starter National Park for kids. The terrain is relatively gentle. Our youngest daughter wandered up to High Willhays (the highest point on Dartmoor and in southern England) when she was four. Every year, children as young as 13* comp...

Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Start in the centre of Chagford. There's a large car park near the church. Buses run from Exeter if you are coming by train on a holiday or weekend break. Follow the main road (B3206) out of town. Pass the school on your left and you'll come to a fork in the road. Take the left fork, drop down to...

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford Chagford sits below Meldon Hill. The views from up top are magnificent. Yomp up the hill from the centre of town or try the Meldon Hill Circular Walk. It's a short walk from Chagford to the stunning Teign Gorge. Follow the Two Moors Way by the River Teign to the mouth of the gorge. Ca...

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The River Walkham meets the River Tavy at Double Waters on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful place that's popular with wild swimmers and walkers. The long distance path the West Devon Way runs through here. We've positioned Double Waters on Google maps. Zoom in on the...

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage S...

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne is a village on Dartmoor. Holne Moor is an area of moorland above the village on the National Park's south moor. It's very popular with walkers, fringes the amazing Dart Gorge and is packed with points of interest. We've positioned Holne Moor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setti...