“ 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.

What’s Happening This Summer on Dartmoor?

Summer is on the way, so now is a great time to plan your trip to Dartmoor for a holiday like no other, with so many wonderful things happening that the family will enjoy. We’ve listed just a few of them for you here as well as information on how to get here, how to order our Discover Dartmoor Guide or our Dartmoor Map, so Happy Planning!

Summer Events

There are LOTS of fun events happening on and around Dartmoor this summer! Keep an eye on our busy What’s On section.
What’s On full listing here 

Chagford Show

Will be held on 18th August – celebrating traditional rural life and providing a wonderful day out for young and old alike, it also raises money for good causes… Read more

River Dart Country Park

Has its Picnic at The Park on Sunday June 5th… Read more

Dartmoor Walking Festival

Takes place from 27th August to 4th September… Read more

Chagford Film Festival

Happens on 26th Sept – 1st October – “The best small film festival in the world!” Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Producer, The King’s Speech… Read more

Special offers on Dartmoor accommodation

There’s usually a fantastic deal to be had, so keep an eye on our Special Offers page… Read more

Tavistock – the Jubilee Gala Day

Takes place on Thursday 2nd June with a Street Party, Tea Dance and Live Music… Read more

Totnes Festival of Arts and Culture

Just off Dartmoor, has a packed programme of events running all summer, the Festival of Arts and Culture will take place from 15th – 24th August… Read more

Special Guided Walks

Many of our walking guides on Dartmoor run specially themed walks, always fascinating and lots to discover. You can walk with Llamas, do a walk & climb, listen to legends, go foraging or discover the secrets of our woodlands.

We are lucky to have some fantastic Tour Guides and Walking Guides listed for you to choose from… here

Paul Rendell has Moon Walks

Listed on June15th & July13th
Booking, and details of these and other walks… here

Dartmoor’s Daughter

Has Sacred Crescent Walk 8 Stone Circles to celebrate Summer Solstice on June 19th. For details and other walks… here

Bookable Experiences Collection

Like to try something a bit different?
Check out the collection of 47 Bookable Experiences, literally something for everyone from Navigation to Climbing, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides to Woodland Conservation, Miniature Ponies to Caving, Mindfulness to Photography all listed… here

Dartmoor Line Railway

Dartmoor just got much easier for car-free holidays with the opening of the Dartmoor Railway Line linking Exeter to Okehampton on the northern edge of the National Park. Details, timetables and downloadable leaflet… here

Map of Dartmoor

We’ve created this easy-to-use map to clearly show not just roads, parking and historical sites but also cycling and walking routes across Dartmoor. You can even find the famous tors and myths & legends locations! Read more
Map of Dartmoor

Discover Dartmoor Guide

This beautifully designed online Discover Dartmoor destination guide to Dartmoor has 64 linked pages of information and pictures to show you – where to stay, what to do and where to eat whilst visiting and staying within this special National Park!

You can order your guide by post, download a copy or read it online… here

Getting Here

Everything you need to know about getting to Dartmoor by road, train, bus or car… here