Dartmoor National Park is a stunning, rugged landscape full of imposing granite tors, beautiful wide open spaces, deep wooded valleys, and unique wildlife, flora and fauna. It’s the perfect change of scene, giving you an opportunity to relax and contemplate the important things in life.

There are a variety of activities to discover, as well as a great selection of hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses, self catered accommodation and places to camp. For food Dartmoor prides itself on providing locally-sourced ingredients; there’s meat, fresh from the moors around Princetown, fish, fresh from the trout farm at Tavistock, and fruit and vegetables picked early morning in the verdant fields around the villages.

The visitor centre in Princetown is a great place to start your journey and you can learn about the best walking and cycling routes on the moors. If you enjoy horse riding, there are three districts to choose depending on your ability, with the south-east quarter, the south west quarter, and the northern half ranking in difficulty from novice to advanced. There is also opportunity to canoe on the River Dart, and bouldering for those who want to climb the tors.

For family activities there is the South Devon Railway, Dartmoor Zoological Park, the House of Marbles – where you can visit a working glassworks, the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, and much more! If you’re looking for just a day out or an entire holiday in a unique and awe-inspiring setting, then Dartmoor will not disappoint.

Useful Info

Main Features: Walks, Granite Tors, Dartmoor Ponies, Zoo, Cycling

Attraction Type: National Park

Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Tea Rooms, Bakeries

Nearest Town: Princetown

Disabled Access: Yes – Off Road Wheelchair Hire Available

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