Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a stunning sight in winter, particularly when the landscape is covered with a layer of ice or snow. You’ll also find lots of walking routes and activities are still accessible in poor weather – just be sure to wrap up warm.

  Culture and heritage

Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation Sherlock Holmes solved mysteries all over Britain, but perhaps the most atmospheric of his stories is 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' set on Dartmoor. The national park remains one of country’s most rugged and dramatic landscapes and is loved by explorers of all ages. Look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies while you're there.

  Attractions

Learn the ancient skill of archery while overlooking Dartmoor at Dragon Archery Centre, or hop on the South Devon Steam Railway. Head to Lydford Gorge – the deepest gorge in the South West. Discover the magical story of Castle Drogo. Let your little monkeys loose at Go Ape Haldon, where they can enjoy zip wires, swings and high ropes.

Explore the stunning scenery.
Relax with a stroll around beautiful gardens.

  Food and drink

You’ll find a great selection of tasty local produce across Dartmoor, from locally-brewed beer and cider, to goat's cheese, honey, meat, pasties, cream teas, and fish and chips. And you’ll find food for every budget, from Michelin Star standard to cosy pub grub.

  Sport and outdoors

Dartmoor is a brilliant place to get active. You’ll find a huge range of activities on offer, like horse riding, canoeing, climbing, fishing and even wild swimming for the brave. And there’s no shortage of space to enjoy a scenic walk, run or ramble.

  Music and nightlife

Dartmoor has some wonderfully characterful historic pubs; try the Peter Tavy Inn in Tavistock – with its superb food and drink – and the award-winning country inn The Cromwell Arms.

  Shopping

Dartmoor is blessed with unique boutiques. It’s a great place to find something truly special, from tasty local food and drink to handmade arts and crafts.


Travel connections

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Cycles

You can take your bike with you on the train if you have made a reservation.