Dartmoor

Explore Dartmoor and discover a beautiful, expansive, wind-scoured and truly wild area of moorland in south Devon - superb for walking, hiking and horse riding.

Culture & heritage

Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation Sherlock Holmes solves mysteries all over Britain, but perhaps the most atmospheric is the The Hound of the Baskervilles set on Dartmoor. Today, Dartmoor is still one of Britain's most dramatic landscapes, ideal for outdoor explorers.

Attractions

Bovey Castle, set within 368 square miles of the Dartmoor National Park, is an Edwardian mansion built in 1906 that has been transformed into a prestigious holiday retreat. The castle promises to have the ambience of a permanent house-party of the 1920s and 30s - a touch of Agatha Christie, the Orient Express and Hercule Poirot all rolled into one. Find out more on the Bovey Castle website.

Food & drink

Sample an array of delicious Dartmoor produce, from locally-brewed Dartmoor beer and cider, to goat's cheese and honey, Dartmoor meat, pasties, cream teas and fish & chips. You’ll find food for every budget, from Michelin Star restaurants to pretty Dartmoor pubs. Find out more on the Dartmoor tourism website.

Horse riding

Dartmoor ponies have roamed the moors for many centuries, and a wonderful way to experience the dramatic scenery of Dartmoor is from the saddle of a horse. There are many excellent riding stables and trekking centres across Dartmoor and most have horses to suit all ages and experience. Find out more on the Dartmoor National Park Authority website.

Walking

Walking is one of the best ways to discover Dartmoor, whether you go for a family walk, follow a woodland trail or join one of the guided walks. Find out more on the Dartmoor National Park website.

Camping

Camp wild on rugged, eerily beautiful Dartmoor with its wind sculpted tors, craggy landscape and wild ponies. Dartmoor National Park is the only place in England where wild camping is permissible for a few nights. Pitch your tent under craggy, gritstone tors and share your breakfast with wild Dartmoor ponies. Find out more on the Dartmoor National Park website.

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