Walking & Cycling in Dartmoor National Park

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Best Dartmoor Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Walking the highest ground on Dartmoor Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk. High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor. Yes Tor is the second. They are located on the same broad ridge in the north west section of the National Park above Okehampton. If you've walked to the top of Pen...

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Walking This is the most popular activity on Dartmoor. Walk the high moors and visit the National Park's famous tors. We'd also recommend walking Dartmoor's many gorges and valleys. They're magnificent. There are plenty of other types of walks which take you around reservoirs or to prehistoric si...

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/Dartmoor's highest ground. This walk takes in Dartmoor's highest points High Willhays and Yes Tor, a National Nature Reserve and a stunning river valley. Start at the car park by Meldon Reservoir. Climb the steps by the public toilets, turn left and wander across the reservoir dam...

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cycling. Tavistock is a Dartmoor gateway town on the western border of the National Park. Plymouth is a city with an internationally important maritime history in a stunning location to the south west of the high moors. Sir Francis Drake was born, and lived, in this area and is most famous for hi...

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. C...

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

The Marker Stone is visible on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map where the Two Moors Way meets the Abbot's Way near Red Lake China Clay Works on Dartmoor's south moor. It's very useful if you're following the Abbot's Way west and need to descend to Red Lake Ford. See our Photo Gallery...

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Look at a map of the lower section of Dartmoor's south moor and you'll see it's split into three sections. The eastern section, between the River Erme and the A38 is very easily accessible. The western side, between the River Yealm and Cadover Bridge is easily accessible. These days, the centra...

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

If you're heading to Burrator Reservoir and want a good, long walk then this is the one we'd most recommend. It takes in both the reservoir and one of Dartmoor's most impressive tors. The views throughout the walk are magnificent. Start from the car parking areas by Burrator Dam. There's a q...

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Start from Burrator Dam. There's parking along the eastern side of the road (when you're there, you'll see signs telling you where to park) or in the old quarry just south west of the dam. Having taken in the views of the dam and reservoir, follow the road on the western side of the reservoir tow...

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

This walk takes in one of the National Park's most impressive and photographed tors and provides huge views over the Westcountry. The terrain is relatively easy and the walk is close to Tavistock. Start at the large car parking area on the B3357 at Pork Hill/Barn Hill between Tavistock and Merriv...

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Hill is a vast dome of moorland near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. Given its size, there are plenty of walks and circular walks to the beacon and its summit and around its flanks. This walk starts at the village Belstone and takes you to the top of the hill before dropping do...

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave is a stunning place. Whilst you can walk in from all directions, our favourite approach is from the west. There are a number of circular walks you can complete from the Okehampton Camp area. Note that this is one of the best areas on Dartmoor for bluebells in Spring. From Okehampton,...

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/views. Start at the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone (by Brenamoor Common). Wander through the village to Belstone Great Green. Cosdon Hill is the vast dome of moorland to the south east. Belstone Cleave is the beautiful wooded valley running east. Stand facing Belstone Cle...