Dartmoor National Park is situated in the county of Devon, stretching from Okehampton in the North to Ivybridge in the South. Renowned for its iconic Dartmoor Ponies, stunning views, dominant granite tors, deep wooded valleys and wide open moor with swathes of heathland and fast flowing rivers. This stunning landscape offers opportunities to experience a range of activities from horse riding, walking, cycling, rock climbing or simply soaking up the wild, unspoilt atmosphere.
The moor takes its name from the River Dart and, at its highest point of 621 metres, it is the source for many Devon rivers, providing the energy to drive many past industries such as tin-mining and quarrying.
The famous outcrops of granite, known as Tors, are the focus of the annual Ten Tors Challenge when 2400 youngsters take different length routes between Tors, involving camping overnight supported by the British Army based at Okehampton.
Pre-historic remains date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age era and displays, such as standing stones and hut circles, can still be seen today. Famous myths, legends and ghost stories such as the Hairy Hands and Jay’s Grave have inspired writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Hound of the Baskervilles) and used as film locations (War Horse).
Today the visitor centres at Haytor, Postbridge and Princetown provide a wealth of information about walking (Two Moors Way, Templer Way), guided walks, wild camping (Dartmoor is the only National Park you can wild camp in), letterboxing, geocaching, white water kayaking, rock climbing, horse riding, cycling and even angling.
Attractions include the South Devon Railway, the stunning Lydford Gorge, National Trust properties like Castle Drogo, gardens, lakes and of course the dramatic Dartmoor prison at Princetown – inspiration for Dickens’ classic book ‘Great Expectations’.
Vibrant Dartmoor villages dotted through the landscape offer traditional Dartmoor produce, events and hospitality at its best.
Nestled in the picturesque valley of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Lays Wooder Manor. Breath taking views from your doorstep. The perfect location to stay, tour and explore Dartmoor National Park.
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
Stunning Manor & charming Country Cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor. Sleeps 2- 24 ideal for families of all ages/sizes. Play area/barn, wifi, woodfires, animal feeding, acres of space, farmshop+ pub.
Self-catering cottage in South Devon, on working farm overlooking coastal village of Wembury, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to beaches,coastal path, city of Plymouth and Dartmoor.
In the Heart of Devon on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park Cosy barn for couples and families sleep 2-4 Great for walking, cycling, horse riding.Come and see the farm animals Open all year.
Family friendly cottages in an AONB less than a mile from the beach (with pub and seafood cafe) and South West Coastpath. Peaceful rural location, the ideal base for exploring south devon
In the heart of glorious Devon, fringe of Dartmoor, beautiful panoramic view of the National Park. Two idyllic country cottages, unique quiet & peaceful location, on the Tarka Trial & Cycleway 27
Self catering cottages in the heart of South Devon with lots of animals and excellent child friendly facilities including indoor pool, toddler soft play, walk-in rabbit area & tennis court.
On Dartmoor three traditional barn conversions. See our rare breed sheep, goats, hens, ponies, vegetable garden & green energy sources. Fantastic views. Wonderful base for exploring Devon & Cornwall.
Our traditional, homely farm nestled in Meavy's beautiful valley, offers a warm welcome, peace and tranquillity amongst pretty woodland and babbling brook. Slumber in a cosy, comfortable bed, wake ref
All accommodation is spacious and comfortable with great attention paid to detail to ensure your stay is a memorable one.Our bedrooms are spacious, light and comfortable with ensuite and walk in showe
Share the magic of Dartmoor all year round while staying in our rambling 13th Century farmhouse, full of interesting historical features set amongst peaceful meadows and woodland abundant in wildlife
Our substantial Georgian house stands in informal gardens amidst beechwoods and rhododendrons in the heart of our organic farm within Dartmoor National Park. Large luxurious rooms with stunning views.
Historic farmhouse accommodation at Canonteign in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor. Rooms offer all modern conveniences. Ideal location, close to A38 and local Devon attractions.
A family run dairy farm, Stanborough is a great location for visiting all the towns, beaches, walks, moors and gardens within the South Hams. With two country pubs serving good food only 5 minutes wa