Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Beautiful moorland village in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park


Why holiday or weekend break in Widecombe-in-the-Moor?

To help you choose Widecombe-in-the-Moor, we've listed some of the local attractions below.


Local pubs

Have lunch or a cream tea in one of the pubs or cafes in the village and local area. Try The Old Inn and The Rugglestone Inn.


National Trust properties

Pop into the National Trust's Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust).

Other National Trust properties to visit in Dartmoor National Park include Parke Estate (National Trust), Castle Drogo (National Trust), Finch Foundry (National Trust), Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Hembury Woods (National Trust) and The Dewerstone.

Just outside, try Saltram House and Buckland Abbey (National Trust).


Cathedral of the Moors

Visit Widecombe St Pancras Church. Read about the 1638 Thunderstorm and meet Uncle Tom Cobley.



Explore Hamel Down. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see plenty of paths leading up onto Hamel Down. A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the down. The views are superb and massive. Much recommended.

Also take the Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk.


Outdoor activities

Enjoy some Dartmoor outdoor activities.

Climb or boulder the granite of Hound Tor (East Dartmoor).

Go horse riding from Shilstone Rocks Horse Riding.


Haytor Rocks

Take in the views from Haytor Rocks.

Visit the Haytor National Park Visitor Centre. below.

We'd also suggest you experience the views from The Ten Commandments Stones.


Dartmoor's prehistory

Discover the area's prehistory. English Heritage's Grimspound (English Heritage) is one of Dartmoor's most important prehistoric sites.


Dartmeet and the Dart Gorge

Head down to Dartmeet and the Dart Gorge.

Push on to the heart of Dartmoor National Park at Postbridge and Princetown. See Postbridge Clapper Bridge. Spend time in both Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and Princetown National Park Visitor Centre.

Wander up to Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve from Two Bridges.

Mountain bike the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes from Princetown.


Becky Falls

Visit Becky Falls Woodland Park.

Other family attractions in the area include Canonteign Falls, the House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass and The Miniature Pony Centre.


South Devon

Drop down from the moors to explore South Devon.

On a sunny day, The English Riviera is superb. Take a ferry from Torquay to Brixham. Visit Kent's Cavern, Torre Abbey and Living Coasts.

South of The English Riviera, both Dartmouth and Salcombe are sublime.

Top shingle beaches include Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands. Sand beaches include Bantham Beach and Bigbury-on-Sea Beach.


Local towns and villages

Buckland-in-the-Moor is another must-see village and Postbridge's to the north west.