With many of our Holiday Accommodation providers opening up on the 4th of July, lots of us will be looking to get some holidays booked in. However, you might be thinking – what can we do while away on holiday? Well, here in Devon you are spoilt with an abundance of outdoor activities including wonderful walks. This week we wanted to share with you some of the amazing walks or cycle routes for you and your family can enjoy on Dartmoor.
The Granite Way
The Granite Way is a beautiful cycle or walking route that starts at Okehampton in Devon. The walk stretches to 11 miles, but you can choose to turn back at any point that suits you. It is a flat route that wheelchair users can access. It is widely enjoyed due to its fantastic views of Dartmoor and named the ‘Granite Way’ due to the abundance of granite formations you see along the way that makes Dartmoor so famous. The route largely follows the old Southern Railway line towards Lydford.
Princetown Audio Walks
For something a little different, you can enjoy a guided audio walk across Princetown, Dartmoor. It is a 6-mile circular walk starting from the High Moorland Visitor Centre, taking you through moorland to an aqueduct, a waterfall and past Bronze Age settlements. At each stopping point, the audio will provide you with history and information on the area.
Dartmoor Llama Walks
If you fancy some company with you on your walk around Dartmoor then head over to the Dartmoor Llama walk and enjoy walking with a Llama! The Dartmoor Llama Walks provide guided walks with their Llamas. Set in the stunning location of the Dartmoor National Park, they have 6 Llamas and travel across the moorland, granite tors and farmland for an all-round fantastic trip out. Plus there is no need to carry your own pack lunch as the experience Llamas do that bit for you!
Exploring one of Dartmoor’s Tor is a must for the keen walkers amongst us. This walk is a little more challenging than the previous ones but worth it for the stunning, panoramic views of Dartmoor once you reach the top. The White Tor stands above the Tavy valley, and its summit includes stone structures that were assumed to be part of an Iron Age fort but now are thought to be more likely a Neolithic enclosure! The walk begins at the Pork Hill car park on the B3357 and heads for Staple Tor, then onto the nearby Roos Tor and then across moorland to the Langstone Moor stone circle. From here you will start your ascent to the summit of White Tor.
If you are looking for a gentle stroll then the Potter’s Walk at Fernworthy Reservoir is a great choice. The walk is only 0.75 miles and starts in the Fernworthy Reservoir car park. The route is mostly flat and does not include any steps, gates or styles. There are also great spots to sit and rest or even have a picnic and enjoy the surroundings.
Finally, Haytor is another lovely location to get outside and enjoy the countryside. The Tor itself is an impressive site with huge granite formations, while the area posts an abundance of different walks to be enjoyed. These include the Haytor Audoi walk, an 18 mile Templer Way trail and more.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s blog and have discovered some interesting activities you can do if you come on holiday to Devon. For more information on our holiday accommodation options please click here.