We have a collection of fabulous, immersive, bookable experiences available in Dartmoor National Park and Devon, something for everyone from themed guided walks to caving. You can enjoy woodland restoration walks, photography workshops, learn navigation skills, get ‘hands-on’ with Dartmoor ponies or fall in love with gentle giants on a Shire horse carriage ride.
The experiences are not confined to Dartmoor, you can venture away from the National Park and enjoy coastal adventures, or learn about the history of Devon at war with Devon & Moor.
We know when people travel they no longer want to just ‘see’ a place; they want to live it, breathe it, touch it, become part of it.
These are journeys through the history, culture and communities in the best of Dartmoor and Devon countryside. Journeys celebrating the extraordinary and the everyday, where you can really feel alive and return home refreshed, inspired and with memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Below are just some of the experiences you can book on our website, there are more being added all the time!
Of course you will need somewhere to stay and somewhere to eat as well, Visit Dartmoor has all the information you may need to organise your mini-break, holiday or day trip.
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• Where to Stay – Accommodation
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• Discover Dartmoor – 2021 Guide
A great day visiting some of the Granite Tors that form the unique wilderness landscape found in Dartmoor National Park. Our instructor team give your group a tailored “hands-on” experience of the gritty granite surfaces enjoyed by climbers through rock-climbing, weaselling and bouldering. Whilst out, your instructor will give some insight into the evolution of the landscape, with its Tors as well as some of the natural history features seen en-route.
Discover a fascinating underground world with Crag 2 Mountain’s highly experienced Cave Leaders and experience a hidden world of peace and tranquility and heighten your senses. Bespoke sessions are arranged with your own personal instructor and the session will be tailored to you and your group.
Family Navigation Day
Family Navigation courses are great for the whole family. The adults of the family will learn all the same information as a Basic Navigation course but over a shorter walk to accommodate for those little legs on the course. The skills taught to children are adapted to each child and their individual learning level. Children will have the chance to gain The Outdoor Discovery Award.
Rock Climbing Coffee Morning
A 3 hour sociable session, perfect for adults to “have a try” at Rock Climbing on Dartmoor in a relaxed, friendly environment. There will be plenty of climbing, drinks, cake and socialising. There will also be a chance to learn some of the basics of climbing if you feel like learning some new skills. Don’t forget to bring a travel mug !!
Dartmoor Pony and Horse Photography
Dartmoor Horse Photography
Join Malcolm for an intensive one day Dartmoor horse photography workshop. Ideal for entry-level photographers or more advanced photographers Personal 1-1 Horse Photography Day Small Groups Limited up to a maximum of three people
This workshop is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the hidden gems of Dartmoor and the fundamentals of great photography, enabling you to capture the unique scenery of Dartmoor National Park. Vivid colours and atmospheric sunlight go hand-in-hand so that the moor is ablaze with an astonishing vibrancy, perfect for creating dramatic photographs. Visit destinations that are off the beaten track and learn how to frame and capture stunning images under the expert guidance of a local photographer.
Woodland Restoration Walks Teign Valley
Walks 1&2 – Both walks included with 10am and 1pm start times.
The 10am walk takes in magnificent views and visits the river Teign in its rocky gorge. The 1pm walk visits a peaceful area of the woods where some fascinating wildlife studies are going on. You can choose to book either walk or spend the day enjoying both experiences
Walks in Fingle will cover a multitude of habitats and take you through areas where only a few people go and experience nature taking these woods back. Conservation of woodlands includes the safeguarding of historic features that throw some light on the lives of our ancestors from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and into the early industrial period.
Devon at War
Devon became known as “the most active military county in the war”. Step back in time and uncover its unrivalled links with WWII, abandoned bunkers, tragic tales and heroic stories will always be an integral part of Devons’ history. Learn about one mans 20 year mission to ensure the lives of 100’s of American soldiers who died on Devon beaches will always be remembered.
Unique, stunning, captivating, varied, it really is difficult to find the correct words to describe and do justice to Devons’ coastline. With its pristine beaches, historic lighthouses and hidden coves the South Devon coastline is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
Nature Connection & Mindfulness
Walking from the ancient town of Chagford, we will meander down pretty lanes and up old, green holloways; pass farms and isolated hamlets; sit quietly in a beautiful native woodland; and enjoy stunning views across the moor. You should be comfortable spending 3-4 hours in woodland, and open and hilly moorland.
Dartmoor Pony Experience
Guided Walk through stunning Dartmoor landscape and along part of the historic Haytor Granite Tramway to hear stories of tram-pulling ponies, quarry workers, and nearby legends. We may even see a semi-wild pony herd in their natural habitat.
Visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) where you will have a hands-on experience with Dartmoor Ponies. Learn about the lives and work of the farmers who keep the ponies on the Commons of Dartmoor.
Step Back in Time
Step back in time to experience the history and mystery of ancient Britain and its people. Imagine what it might have been like to live here thousands of years ago as we wander through ruined Bronze Age settlements and sacred sites on Dartmoor including stone circles, rows, and standing stones. The views are stunning atop the majestic granite tors.
Real Ale Trail by Horse Drawn Carriage
The Real Ale Trail Dartmoor will take you on a Shire horse drawn carriage ride around the wonderful village of Widdicombe In The Moor. Taking in the far reaching views of the moor, alongside stopping at two pubs where you can enjoy some of Dartmoor’s best ales and maybe even a Dartmoor Whiskey.
Haunted Tales & Ales
Join the Haunted Tales & Dartmoor Ales spooky evening Shire horse & carriage ride.In the spirit of Dartmoor, it’s time to indulge yourselves in the ghoulish tales from the darkest depths of Devon! As the sun goes down and the daylight fades, huddle tightly together on our fantastic Shire horse and carriage ride and prepare yourself for the haunted tales of Dartmoor.
Burrator by Horse Drawn Carriage
Experience Dartmoor with Devon Shire Carriages on a trip around the stunning Burrator Reservoir. Meet beautiful Shire horses Rockie, Duke, Ben & Stuart where we’ll take you and your family on an incredibly nostalgic carriage ride around the reservoir.
The Dartmoor Discovery – Self-led bike tour
Join us in a Dartmoor Discovery, a scenic bonanza of a trip, navigating the Northern and Higher Moorland regions of Dartmoor. Have a look at an example itinerary here – https://bit.ly/3dpMF0R
Transfers for riders + bikes + luggage from an Exeter station or location
Our pick of the best cyclist friendly accommodation providers on the route
Guidance & support from local cycling experts; we design, guide and support
Luggage transferred between each overnight and return transfers from the finish