Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

Kit Steps, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Kit Steps, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

It's easy to cross the East Dart River after a long period of dry weather. After heavy rain, the river becomes a formidable barrier. If water levels are high, as a rule of thumb, it's best to head upriver to find a safe crossing place. In these conditions, Kit Steps is a potential candidate. A set o...

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a heavily eroded peat pass near the remains of Statt's House on Statt's House Hill/Winney's Down. It runs in a north east/south west direction. We've positioned Statt's House Hill Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head...

The Sandy Park Inn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Sandy Park Inn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Between Castle Drogo and Chagford Castle Drogo is one of Dartmoor's, and the Westcountry's, most popular attractions. There are three pubs within easy walking distance of the National Trust property. Fingle Bridge Inn is located in a famous beauty spot. The Drewe Arms is on the Two Moors Way. Les...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

There are various clapper bridges and sets of stepping stones you can use to cross the North Teign River, South Teign River and the upper section of the River Teign after its two tributaries converge. At Leigh, on the North Teign River just before it meets the South Teign River, is a set of stone...

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is home to some of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties such as Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Collectively, these properties pull in huge numbers of visitors. However, there are also smaller National Trust properties and chunks of land that are less well visited. To our knowle...

Dogmarsh Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Dogmarsh Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Located by Mill End Hotel on the A382 road, Dogmarsh Bridge is at the western end of the Castle Drogo Estate. There's limited parking by the side of the road just north of the hotel and bridge. You can follow the Two Moors Way to Castle Drogo and the gorgeous Teign Gorge. In August, the land east...

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The River Teign flows through a spectacular and heavily wooded gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo. At the mouth of this gorge, between the picturesque Iron Bridge and Castle Drogo Weir, is a large pool of water which attracts fishermen, wild swimmers, photographers and walkers. In Autu...

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Exeter has a superb museum. In its medieval section is a model of a house with toy animals at one end and living space at the other. The model is popular with children and is a great introduction to a Devon longhouse. There are dozens of these longhouses in and around Dartmoor National Park. The...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

You can walk from Belstone near the northern border of Dartmoor down to Ivybridge on the southern border of the National Park in a day. Providing you don't get lost, it takes roughly twelve hours so you'll need to do it when there are sufficient daylight hours unless, of course, you want to walk by...

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

At the northern end of Hamel Down, where the moor drops down to Natsworthy, is a memorial to a RAF bomber that crashed after a raid in March 1941 during the Second World War. The memorial is by the side of a path that cuts across the moors to/from English Heritage's ancient settlement Grimspound....

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...