Welcome to Dartmoor

Dartmoor has  long inspired a huge number of writers, artists, filmmakers and holiday makers for generations and once you've visited you'll see why.

Dartmoor is one of the last remaining areas of Britain that is truly wild, which makes it a unique destination for short breaks, day trips and adventure holidays. The moor stretches as far as the eye can see and is perfect for those wanting to unleash their inner explorer. 

Dartmoor National Park 

Dartmoor covers 386 square miles, so there is plenty of opportunity for exploring whether that's by bike, foot or on horseback. You can climb tors, go wild swimming, fish or take on one of the National Park's traditional events, like Letterboxing. Whatever you like to do while away, you can find it on Dartmoor. This is truly where adventure awaits. 

Dartmoor ponies

Dartmoor's most famous residents are the breed of wild pony which lives on the moor. In the spring months you can often see new foals taking their first steps with their mothers and you can easily encounter a herd all over the park. Just remember that they are wild animals and shouldn't be approached! 

The ponies aren't the only creature you'll find on Dartmoor - it's home to a vast array of wildlife, including various bird species and even rare butterflies! 

Things to do on Dartmoor

Dartmoor really is a haven for the adventurous, with rock climbing, cycling, walking, hiking, horse riding, fishing and a host of other activities right on the doorstep, you'll never be bored on Dartmoor. 

Find out more about Dartmoor below. 

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