With granite exposed hilltops and ancient tors, rugged and beautiful Dartmoor National Park is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. An area steeped in ancient myths and legends, Dartmoor is a magical place to visit. The jagged tors, rolling hills, and Neolithic monuments create the mystical atmosphere of this unique and beautiful place.
As the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England, this breath taking National Park offers a diverse and sometimes ominous landscape, with its rolling valleys, ancient woodlands and startlingly beautiful heather-covered moorland. It’s easy to feel like you’ve entered another world when visiting Dartmoor.
Every year Dartmoor attracts thousands of walkers, cyclists and nature lovers to its vast and wild terrain. The moors are great for both those wanting to enjoy a slower pace of life, and those looking to get active. Why not enjoy the fantastic scenery by horseback, passing wild Dartmoor ponies as they graze and trotting through woodland and bridleways? The moors are also popular with those interested in letterboxing and geocaching, both providing a fun way to explore the open expanses of countryside, whilst seeking hidden caches and boxes.
There are numerous guided walks organised throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to learn more about the landscape and its fascinating past. More recently, Dartmoor was used as the setting for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie, Warhorse, which you can discover with guided walks in both Haytor and Princetown.
If you’ve worked up an appetite after an afternoon stroll or would simply like to enjoy a cold beverage in a beer garden, then Dartmoor has plenty of traditional pubs and restaurants to satisfy your needs. Renowned for its delicious local produce and fantastic real ales, we highly recommended that you try what’s on offer during your stay.