Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Amicombe Hole is marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map. It’s a steep-sided valley between Amicombe Hill and Great Kneeset just south of Lints Tor. Grass paths run across Amicombe Hill to Broad Amicombe Hole and up to Great Kneeset. You’ll often find Ten Tors teams pr...

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor’s north and south moors are home to a high number of peat passes. These passes were cut through the thick layer of peat to provide safe and easy passage. The most impressive is the deep pass on Whitehorse Hill. The biggest and most dramatic is on the remote Black Ridge by Black Hill. This...

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a heavily eroded peat pass near the remains of Statt's House on Statt's House Hill/Winney's Down. It runs in a north east/south west direction. We've positioned Statt's House Hill Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is home to some of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties such as Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Collectively, these properties pull in huge numbers of visitors. However, there are also smaller National Trust properties and chunks of land that are less well visited. To our knowle...

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The River Teign flows through a spectacular and heavily wooded gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo. At the mouth of this gorge, between the picturesque Iron Bridge and Castle Drogo Weir, is a large pool of water which attracts fishermen, wild swimmers, photographers and walkers. In Autu...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

You can walk from Belstone near the northern border of Dartmoor down to Ivybridge on the southern border of the National Park in a day. Providing you don't get lost, it takes roughly twelve hours so you'll need to do it when there are sufficient daylight hours unless, of course, you want to walk by...

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...

Dartmoor Cycling, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Cycling, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

This listing is intended as an introduction to cycling in, and around, Dartmoor National Park. For detail, we'd recommend buying a copy of Harvey British Mountain Map's 'Dartmoor and the surrounding area for cyclists for off-road cycling and cycle touring'.   Family Cycling Routes 1. G...

Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods to Steps Bridge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods to Steps Bridge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

You can pretty much follow the River Teign from the mouth of the Teign Gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo all the way east to Steps Bridge at the far end of Fingle Woods. Whilst it seems like a long way, you're walking by a river so it's reasonably flat. About 20km there and back (detours...

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Zoo, the National Trust's Buckland Abbey and many other major visitor attractions are located just beyond the border of the National Park. Clearly, lots of people visit them when on holiday in Dartmoor which is why we include them on this site. Another superb attraction just beyond the east...