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 (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), 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 Meldon Reservoir Start at the car park by Meldon Reservoir. Climb the steps by the public toilets, turn le...

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 his...

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Tavistock is part of the Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'd recommend exploring the town on foot. Pop into Tavistock Museum to learn more. Having explored the town, try the Tavistock Canal Walk.   Walking on Dartmoor near Tavistock Tavistock sits...

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Princetown is Dartmoor's high moorland town. It sits between Dartmoor's north moor and south moor and provides access to some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's also within walking distance of top visitor destinations like Burrator Reservoir. We provide recommendations for wa...

Best Postbridge Walks, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Best Postbridge Walks, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge Postbridge is located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Dart River runs through Postbridge. Bellever Forest is to the south. These different landscapes and natural features provide for a variety of great walks.   Postbridge...

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Okehampton is located on the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. It sits below the highest ground on Dartmoor and in southern England. The area is essential visiting if you're a keen walker. We've arranged walks by theme. If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park, w...

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Belstone is one of the best places from which to walk in Dartmoor National Park. Located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, Belstone offers access to many of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors and hills. In addition, you can walk several stunning wooded valleys and explore some top prehis...

Dartmoor East To West Walk/Crossing In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor East To West Walk/Crossing In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Open access moorland Dartmoor National Park is, in the main, open access. This means that you can take many routes across the moor. Some, like the Abbot's Way and Lichway/Lych Way, are marked in part on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map or the Harvey British Mountain Maps 'Dar...

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...

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...

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...