Escape the Everyday, by exploring the awe inspiring Dartmoor landscape
A wonderful and exhilarating place, Dartmoor’s 386 square miles has so many options for getting active. Explore the highest tors on foot, tackle the steepest hills on your bike, hack over the moor on horseback, brave a cold dip while wild swimming, try out kayaking and climbing or enjoy a sedate day fishing; there are so many options for exploring Dartmoor National Park! We’ve got lots of walk suggestions for you HERE.
Folklore and Legends
For centuries the Dartmoor folklore and legends have encompassed tales of pixies, ghosts, witchcraft, weird happenings and a host of deep seated beliefs.
The really fascinating thing is that due to Dartmoor’s unspoilt landscape it is possible to visit many of the places which are connected with the various tales and see them as they were when their events unfolded.
We have listed 15 of the locations here and on our Dartmoor Myths & Legends Trail to make it easier for you … HERE.
Archaeology on Dartmoor
Dartmoor’s first occupants were hunter-gatherers and, all over the moor, you can find archaeological evidence of our occupation of the land, right from the first ancient hunting communities, all the way through to today’s hill farmers and visitors. It is this sense of history that makes Dartmoor such an exciting and interesting place to explore, with ancient settlements, stone circles, granite crosses and bronze age hut circles.
Read more HERE.
Maybe you want to experience life in Victorian times in a museum, pet miniature pigs & ponies, visit a zoo, visit a gallery or explore a castle; whatever your requirements, we have something for all the family on Dartmoor. See our list of Attractions HERE.
N.B. Please ensure you check for Autumn opening hours and some you may need to book in advance.
Fine Dining on Dartmoor
We have restaurants that serve organic food, those that pick their produce from their farm earlier in the day, and those that offer locally produced meat, fish and vegetables at their finest. Delicious vegetarian options, superb wines, decadent cream teas and breakfast that set you up for the day, it’s all here on Dartmoor. See our range of eateries to enjoy wonderful food HERE.
And finally, a good night’s sleep …
Regardless of your taste or budget, you’ll find somewhere perfect to stay for your Dartmoor holiday. Our towns have luxurious boutique hotels, while there are lots of cosy B&Bs and holiday cottages in our villages and across the National Park and surrounding areas. If camping and caravanning are more your style, you’ll find the perfect place to pitch up. Have a look at our Accommodation choices HERE.
Visit Dartmoor Safely this Autumn
It’s extremely important to check restrictions and make your plans in advance. All businesses have had to make changes due to Covid-19 and its essential to check and book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Please ensure you follow The Dartmoor Covid Countryside Code and respect all social distancing measures in our towns and villages and when out enjoying Dartmoor.
Dartmoor Visitor Information
To ensure that your time on Dartmoor is as wonderful as we hope it will be, have a look at the in depth information on the Visit Dartmoor website including Travel Advice, Dartmoor maps, Discover Dartmoor guides, Bringing your dog, Visitor Centres. Have a look HERE.