Explore the Tors of Dartmoor
Along with the ponies, one of Dartmoor’s most iconic sights is its tors. Dartmoor National Park has more than 160 tors; dramatic outcrops of granite, usually standing on top of a hill. Each tor has its own unique and distinct formation, from the stack of rocks that makes up the instantly recognisable Bowerman’s Nose to the towering mass of Haytor Rocks which dominates its landscape. We’ve picked 12 tors that all keen walkers visiting Dartmoor should try and visit at least once HERE.
Bovey Castle Autumn Breaks
Enjoy a wonderful few days of luxury in Dartmoor National Park by booking an autumn break at Bovey Castle.
Book a stay in a beautiful self-catering lodge.
The lodges are tucked away for idyllic privacy, overlooking the surrounding grounds and just a short walk from the hotel.
Two nights’ accommodation
£150.00 food credit for use in Bovey Castle or The Lodge
All details – www.boveycastle.com/autumn-lodge-stay
Explore our 275 acres of gorgeous grounds and take part in one of our thrilling activities! From archery to fishing, there is something for everyone.
Two nights’ accommodation
Dinner on one night in Smith’s Brasserie, with a glass of Prosecco each
One activity per person
Full English breakfast both mornings
All details – www.boveycastle.com/autumn-stay-bovey-castle
Autumn glory with a local tour guide
Dartmoor is the stuff of myth and legend, with its incredible landscapes, naturally sculpted rock formations, abundance of nature, and endless walking trails. It’s no surprise that people decide to take some form of guided tour to help them access the inside story of the moors.
Whether on Dartmoor for a day or for a week, having a guided tour over that time ensures that a visitor makes the most of every second and ekes out the best experience possible. Contact our experienced, qualified guides HERE.
Easy Dartmoor Family Walk – Fernworthy Reservoir
Gazing across at Fernworthy Reservoir to Thornworthy Tor, there is no better place on Dartmoor than Potter’s walk for a gentle stroll or for exploring with young children. The walk is just 0.75 miles and starts in the car park of Fernworthy Reservoir, which has disabled bays and public toilets. The route is mostly flat with no steps, gates or stiles and there are well placed resting spots. There is also a picnic spot with benches, bird hides and brown trout fishing nearby; spectacular. Information including a downloadable PDF HERE.
The Dartmoor Railway Line
After nearly 50 years, daily passenger rail services to Exeter have returned to Okehampton. The Dartmoor Line is the first line to be reinstated under the Department for Transport’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative. The route connects Exeter St Davids, Crediton and Okehampton providing a launchpad for visitors to explore Dartmoor and regional links for local commuters. Details HERE.
Although there is limited space for bikes on the train, cycle hire is available next door to the station which opens the whole of Dartmoor for car-free travel and holidays. Many accommodation providers on the moor welcome cyclists and have drying/storage facilities on site, and there are a multitude of cycle routes and trails across Dartmoor – www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/get-active/cycling-on-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.
Late Offers at Bramblemoor Cottage
Availability from Saturday 24th September up until the 22nd October. £540.00 per week after a 10% discount. Have a look HERE