“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Dartmoor at Christmas and New Year 2020

Christmas in 2020 is going to be very different to other years, that’s for sure, but our tourism businesses have gone to huge efforts to make sure that it is safe for you, your family and your friends to visit them. Please do check with them before travelling, to confirm opening times, any restrictions, see if you can pre-book and if they are offering vouchers and special offers for the festive season.

5 great reasons to visit Dartmoor this Christmas season.

1. The walking!
Winter walks on Dartmoor can be exhilarating! Make sure you bring suitable clothing and footwear, then pick a walk and get stomping. 
Try one of our Circular Walks

2. Dartmoor Experiences.
You can now book a fascinating and immersive Experience in or around Dartmoor National Park on our new experiential-tourism website section. 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.
See – Dartmoor Experiences 

3. The Food!
During your winter break you’ll enjoy eating delicious locally produced food in beautiful surroundings. There is a deep rich choice of restaurants on Dartmoor, offering locally produced meat, fish and vegetables and we hope you might get to enjoy at least some of them during your stay here! 
Gorgeous vegetarian options, superb wines, decadent cream teas and breakfasts that set you up for the day, it’s all here on Dartmoor.
See – Restaurants on Dartmoor

4. Cycling in the National Park
Cycling. It’s one of the first big achievements we have as children, it keeps you fit, gets you outdoors and sends endorphins rushing to the brain, which is a sure-fire route to happiness.
Dartmoor is a great place to cycle with an extensive network of quiet lanes and designated cycle routes, together with over 350km of bridleways and byways.
See – Cycling on Dartmoor

5. Dartmoor Myths & Legends
For centuries the Dartmoor folklore and legends have encompassed tales of pixies, ghosts, witchcraft, weird happenings and a host of deep-seated beliefs. These have been passed down through the generations via fireside stories, books, and local tradition all of which have played their part in keeping the tales alive today. We have listed 15 of the locations here and on our Dartmoor Myths & Legends Trail to make it easier for you!
See – Dartmoor Folklore

Christmas Events
Keep an eye on our “What’s On” pages for exhibitions, markets, fairs and special offers too.

Getting here
Every year, we welcome visitors to Dartmoor National Park from all over the world and have road and public transport links all the way through to nearby international airports and cross channel ferry terminals. Getting to Dartmoor is easier than you think.
See – Travel Information
Whatever you choose to do to enjoy your Christmas on Dartmoor, we hope you enjoy every minute …  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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