“ 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 in Winter is absolutely fabulous!

There’s so much to do and enjoy on Dartmoor all throughout the winter months, when that nip in the air and chance of snow covering the tors and slopes on the open moorland, makes heading out for a family walk just that bit more exhilarating. For the first time visitor, make sure you use the Itinerary Planner tool on the Visit Dartmoor website to keep a note of all the things you want to do and places you want to visit. Once you get here, you can start your day at one of the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres, where you will find a huge range of maps, guide books, and leaflets to browse through. The joy of a bracing walk with the family or the dogs, followed by piling into a pub or cafe where a roaring log fire is burning, and tucking into frothy hot chocolate with marshmallows is an experience not to be missed! There’s a wonderful choice of Circular Walks on and around Dartmoor. Try walking the dogs in the woods at Bellever Forest or enjoy a cycle ride along the trails all over Dartmoor. NT Parke in Bovey Tracey has some beautiful woodland and riverside walks, with a café on site too. Exploring Dartmoor on horseback in the quieter winter months is an experience that will awaken every sense you have, there are wild ponies roaming free all over the moor, and this is an exceptional way to see them! Dartmoor has fabulous food, available everywhere from the great cafes and tea rooms to restaurants  Have a look at our Delicious Dartmoor Map. Many are dog friendly, most welcome walkers and cyclists, this is Dartmoor…we love the outdoorsy types! Keep an eye on our What’s On section when you are here, especially at this time of year there are fairs, grotto’s and festivals as well as guided walks, markets and even sculpture courses. And finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media pages, always lots of news about what’s going on, places to visit and fabulous photos to look at for inspiration!