Dartmoor National Park Things to Do

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  • 1. Wistman's Wood

    Nowhere conjures up the spooky mood of Dartmoor more than Wistman’s Wood. Legends abound about how this small remote wood of dwarf, stunted oak trees hanging with beards of lichen and moss have...

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  • 2. Buckland in the Moor

    This picturesque village with a population of less than a hundred lies in a secluded valley under Buckland Beacon, just a few miles north-west of Ashburton. Most people drive to Buckland-in-the-Moor...

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  • 3. Crockern Tor

    One of the most characteristic features of Dartmoor are the numerous tors that crop up amongst the landscape. I use that term because they are, in actual fact, outcrops of granite that have been...

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  • 4. Haytor

    Haytor or Hay Tor and the adjacent Haytor Rocks are granite outcrops on Dartmoor that are very popular with coach parties and walking groups. It is 457 metres (1,499 feet) to the summit and provides...

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  • 5. Walking

    With hundreds of trails, Dartmoor is a hiker's heaven. Those who are really fit and have the time will probably attempt to do the Two Moors Way from Dartmoor to Exmoor, but even for those who just...

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  • 6. Lydford Gorge

    A beautiful and not too difficult 2-hour round hike takes you to South England's deepest gorge and highest waterfall at once. Lydford Gorge is 10km away from Tavistock at the westernmost area of...

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  • 7. Clapper Bridge

    This horse packing Clapper Bridge was constucted by tin miners and farmers in the 13th century. Large granite slabs weighting 8 tons each, balanced on granite posts. As you can see from the photo...

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  • 8. Dartmeet

    Dartmeet is a lovely stretch of the River Dart, lots of rocks in the river to mess around & it is even possible to hop cross the river in the summer. It is here East & West Dart converge in to one...

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  • 9. Widecombe in the Moor

    Widecombe (pronounced "widdicom") is a small village in the middle of Dartmoor. By small, I mean approximately 50 inhabitants. In comparison with other Dartmoor villages, this makes it almost a city....

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  • 10. River Dart

    The River Dart and other small rivers & streams are a wonderful attraction & playground, both on Dartmoor & in Devon has a whole. The Dart begins its journey deep in the moors, East and West Dart...

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  • 11. Bren Tor

    Rising to a height of 335m, Bren Tor (or Brentor, as it is also spelt sometimes) is one of the most easily visible landmarks in the western part of Dartmoor. What makes it worth a visit is the tiny...

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  • 12. Ponies

    The Dartmoor ponies have been recorded living on the wild and inhospitable moors since the Middle Ages, the ponies are a particularly hardy breed with excellent stamina and are not really wild...

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  • 13. Reservoirs

    There are 8 reservoirs on Dartmoor covering 516 acres of the moor. These are Trenchford (1907), Burrator (1898), Meldon (1972), Fernworthy (1942), Avon Dam 1957), Tottiford (1861), Kennick (1884),...

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  • 14. Buckfast Abbey

    An Abbey has been on this site since the 10th century. Henry the 8th supressed the Catholic church in the mid 1500s, so from 1539 the Abby was disbanded & damaged. In 1882 the Abbey was reopened...

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  • 15. Newbridge

    Newbridge is an ideal area to spend a day, the river is deep enough to swim here, although I would only recommend it if you are a strong swimmer. Even in summer the water is freezing, you have been...

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  • 16. Princetown

    Princetown is situated on the bleak west of Dartmoor. Home to the infamous high security prison which dominates the approach road to Princetown. The prison originally held French & American...

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  • 17. Discoveries

    Discover-Dartmoor Cast your worries and cares aside Hold hands and teeter across granite stepping stones Throw your head back and laugh at tall tales in the pub Grin ear to ear on reaching a...

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  • 18. Tavistock

    I have only recently discoved what this ancient stannery town on the western edge of Dartmoor has to offer. A 9th century Benedictine Abbey sits in the heart of the town, which was destroyed by...

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  • 19. Templers Way

    This is what remains of the Templers Way Tramway at Haytor. The granite tramway was opened 1820 to transport granite from the quarry at Haytor down to the Stover Canal at Veniford, a distance of 10...

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  • 20. Moorland Walls

    ..............they are everywhere, stone-faced and entwined with tree roots, or standing bare and stern-faced against the wind. Some date back to prehistory, others to Medieval times. A close look...

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