The Dartmoor National Park & South Devon
This site aims to provide information promoting local outdoor leisure activity, adventure and accommodation providers in the area, supporting the local businesses and community.
Use the menu above to see info and listings for Walking, Cycling, other Leisure Pursuits, Outdoor Activity Providers and Accommodation from Luxury Hotels to Camping sites
Listed are – Providers of Accommodation, Outdoor Activity and Leisure Pursuits for those seeking outdoor leisure and pleasure in the area – for individuals, groups, corporate, educational – from the dedicated, to fun filled Hen & Stag parties.
Whether you are looking for guided or self guided walks, cycling holidays, activity breaks, adventure and thrill seeking, or perhaps cookery, fishing, photography or art tuition – hopefully there is something for everyone.
Dartmoor covers over 350 square miles of Devon it is an area of high moors, bogs, wooded valleys, rivers and lakes. The vast majority is farmland, though much of this is open grazing moorland. The Northern section (Dartmoor Forest) is made up of a number of hills over 600 metres, High Willhays being the heighest at 621m (2,039ft) above sea level. In the Southern section the hills are not quite as high with Ryders Hill being the highest at 515m above sea level. Dartmoor is characterised by its Tors (of which there over 160) and famous for its Dartmoor Ponies and being the setting for ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’!
Dartmoor National Park –
The area has much to offer for those who enjoy the outdoors. The nature of the terrain providing many opportunities for outdoor activities. With the Rocks and Moors, Rivers and Lakes, there is almost a little of everything available, good walking, cycling, climbing, kayaking, sailing, horse riding to name but a few . There are many adventure activity providers and good accommodation, we will endeavour to list a wide range of both activities and accommodation
Though generally the moors are accessible, there are byelaws relating to access to the common land.
The MOD also has areas in the National Park used for training, about 12,900 hectares, 10,871 hectares of this is used for live firing! So when it says Keep Out – there is good reason.
The area is the home and workplace for many people, the national park is not a museum or theme park, please be patient if you find yourself behind a slow tractor or horse riders along the narrow lanes. Please respect the landscape, leave gates as you find them, keep dogs under control, be prepared with appropriate kit but most of all enjoy your time in the area.
Please consider supporting the members of the Peninsula Mountain and Cave Rescue Association which is made up of the Cornwall SRT, four Dartmoor SRT’s, Devon Cave Rescue Organisation, Exmoor SRT and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association), these unpaid volunteers provide a vital life saving service – they give so much – you can give too – all donations are gratefully received.
The following tweets are from selected local accounts and is live so keeping you up to date with what’s happening around the area.
We also have our own Peak and Moor – Dartmoor account @Dartmoor_PandM
If you find there isn’t enough in Dartmoor to keep you occupied take a look at our Exmoor pages and and see what’s on offer there or one of the other areas we cover – simply go to the “Welcome” page and select an area
Traffic Dashboard – for traffic in the South West (multiple sources)