Day Trip to Dartmoor
With wild open moorlands roamed by characterful ponies and deep river valleys cutting through the brooding landscape, Dartmoor National Park really is one of the UK’s most unique and beautiful places to visit.
Dartmoor National Park
Covering 368 square miles, the rolling hills of Dartmoor have inspired, intrigued, and energised visitors for centuries. As one of England’s largest and most famous national parks, it is a tourist attraction, wildlife preservation area, military compound, religious retreat, pilgrimage for artists, sports venue and – among other famous claims – home to The Hound of the Baskervilles. And that’s just to begin with!
It’s fair to say that Dartmoor means many things to different people, but always enchants and invigorates its visitors. Whether you want to feel the Moor’s mythical history underfoot, study its natural landscape, get some exercise in fresh, clean air, or just merely bask in the beauty of the Dartmoor wilderness, one thing is true: Dartmoor is the enigmatic, windswept jewel in Devon’s crown that is just begging to be explored.
Welcome to the Moors!
And the good news for you is that Dartmoor is on our doorstep! There’s so much to see and do on Dartmoor that, realistically, you’d need more than one holiday to see it all. But if you would like to explore this wilderness, below are just a few of its highlights – and each less than an hour’s drive away from Dawlish Warren. Just remember to pack some sturdy shoes, warm clothing, a drink and some snacks and lose yourself in the wonder that is Dartmoor National Park.