The White Hart, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The White Hart, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Gateway to Dartmoor

There's a cluster of pubs, cafes and restaurants around the town square in the heart of Moretonhampstead. The White Hart is one of them. It's a great place to stop for lunch when exploring the surrounding area. Eat in the restaurant or bar. Menus are available on The White Hart's website to which we provide an external link. It's also a fantastic place for a cream tea.


Things to do around The White Hart

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


Explore Moretonhampstead

So, in addition to a fine lunch or cream tea, what should you do around The White Hart?

First, explore Moretonhampstead. The public art and sculptures are superb as are its historic buildings. The Almshouses are particularly impressive.



Go swimming. Dartmoor has lots of outdoor swimming pools. Moretonhampstead's is by the main car park at the top of the high street.



Cycle a section of the Wray Valley Trail and Dartmoor Way.



If walking is more your thing, follow the Two Moors Way out of town.


Blackingstone Rock

For remarkable views, head up to Blackingstone Rock. A local beauty spot in the countryside above Moretonhampstead, it provides huge views of Dartmoor's high moorland.


Visitor attractions

Visit the Miniature Pony Centre.

Head to the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Teign Gorge.


Dartmoor's high moorland

Explore the high moor. Moretonhampstead is located on Dartmoor's main trans-moorland road. We'd recommend walking around Headland Warren and Birch Tor.


Dartmoor's prehistory

Discover Dartmoor's prehistory. English Heritage's Grimspound is essential visiting.



Walk around the stunning reservoirs to the south east of Moretonhampstead.



Visit some of Dartmoor's beautiful moorland villages. North Bovey, Manaton and Lustleigh are all nearby.


Dartmoor's cleaves, valleys and gorges

Experience the magnificent Lustleigh Cleave in the upper section of the Bovey Valley.