The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Superb location on the west side of Dartmoor

The A386 runs down the west flank of Dartmoor National Park. The Dartmoor Inn is located on the side of the road by the major Dartmoor visitor destination Lydford and below some of Dartmoor's finest moorland. It's a perfect location from which to explore this side of Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty and East Cornwall.


Things to do around The Dartmoor Inn

'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors discover things to do and places to visit when exploring Dartmoor National Park. We are not a review site. This listing will help those looking to discover the area around Lydford and The Dartmoor Inn.


Tors and high moor

If you're looking for a walk and lunch then this is one of the best inns in Dartmoor National Park. A track runs to the edge of the high moor. Cross the stepping stones and wander up to Great Links Tor. The views across to Dartmoor's remote north plateau and over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are immense.


Widgery Cross

As you head up to Great Links Tor, you'll see a giant granite cross topping a rocky outcrop. Visit Widgery Cross.


National Trust

The National Trust's Lydford Gorge. One of the most popular visitor attractions in Dartmoor National Park, try the circular gorge walk.


English Heritage

English Heritage's Lydford Castle. Discover this notorious medieval prison.


Other Lydford attractions

Lydford The Norman Castle. Having explored English Heritage's Lydford Castle, wander across to the earthworks of the earlier Norman castle.

Battle of Lydford Memorial. In 997 AD, there was a battle between Saxons and Vikings at Lydford. Look out for the memorial and Viking Rune Stone.

Lydford St Petroc's Church. Pop into the church to see the super models charting the development of the church.


Granite Way

Cycle the Granite Way between Lydford and Okehampton. The highlight is crossing the magnificent Meldon Viaduct.


Lichway/Lych Way

For a challenge, walk the Lichway/Lych Way.


King Way

Walk a section of this ancient travel route connecting Okehampton and Tavistock.


Horse riding

Try horse riding on the moors. We'd recommend a trip from Cholwell Farm Riding Stables.



This Dartmoor gateway town is located below the only two mountains in southern England. Head up to Yes Tor and High Willhays.

Also visit English Heritage's Okehampton Castle and Museum of Dartmoor Life.



Go shopping in Tavistock Pannier Market.

Explore the town's rich history.

Cycle Drake's Trail.


Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall

The Tamar Valley is one of the most underrated places in the UK. Visit Morwellham Quay and the National Trust's Cotehele House.