Widecombe in the Moor

A beautiful village commemorated in song

The biggest day in the calendar of picturesque village Widecombe in the Moor is probably the most famous thing about the place; the folk song “Widecombe Fair” immortalises the tale of Tom Pearce and the death of his horse at the famous fair. The annual fair, held on the second Tuesday in September, is a classic agricultural fair with horse jumping, rural crafts, a dog show and much more.

The Church of St Pancras, colloquially known as the Cathedral of the Moors in recognition of its 120-ft tower, stands over the village green — helping to make Widecombe one of the most beloved villages on Dartmoor.