Dartmoor National Park

The heart of Dartmoor is regarded as the last truly wild area in Southern England, and the brooding jagged skyline of the high moor has given rise to many myths, legends and works of literature. The visitor, however, will soon discover that the moor can be a far more agreeable place than that portrayed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’.  

Hay Tor Rocks under a blue sky with gorse and heather in foreground
 

The ‘edge of the moor’ is a world of verdant grassland, tumbling streams, light woodland and abundant wildlife. Short turf cloaked in gorse and heather render the moor purple and gold during the late summer and autumn. Jagged natural rock formations and ancient stone circles and rows lend a wonderful atmosphere. Crystal clear streams tumble from the high moor as they lose height on their race toward the sea. Nestling in the valleys are attractive villages where welcoming country inns serve a good pint of locally brewed ale or cider, and tearooms a traditional cream tea.

 
Clapper bridge at Postbridge in summer 

 

The moor is teeming with wildlife; most notably hardy Dartmoor ponies, birds of prey, roe deer and the elusive otter. 

 
Dartmoor pony beside a rocky outcrop  
 

The itinerary will vary depending upon the grade and duration of the tour, but most will include a visit to the airy viewpoints of Haytor Rocks, Saddle Tor and Hound Tor; the ancient clapper bridge across the River Dart at Postbridge; Wistman's Wood with its lichen-covered and weather-stunted oaks; Grimspound where the remains of late Bronze Age round houses add atmosphere to the landscape; and the idyllic villages of Lustleigh, North Bovey and Widecombe-in-the-Moor.  

To give you a 'taster' of the landscape take a look at the beautiful aerial photography in this short video.

Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday on Dartmoor will be based at a comfortable family-run guest house close to the centre of the attractive moorland town of Moretonhampstead. Your room will have ensuite bathroom facilities and you will have a choice of continental or full English breakfast. Moretonhampstead has several excellent inns which serve food in the evening.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday on Dartmoor will be based at the Rock Inn in the tiny moorland village of Haytor Vale, which nestles below the iconic landmark of Hay Tor. The inn's restaurant holds a coveted AA Rosette and their table d' hote menu features dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients. All of the attractive and well-appointed bedrooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. 

The price displayed is based on occupancy of a 'Country View' room with views from the rear of the hotel towards open countryside. An upgrade to a superior or 'Top of the Inn' room can be arranged, subject to a supplement. 

What's included in the price of this holiday?

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Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:DTMSB3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£285.00
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EasyEasy
Code:DTMSB5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£510.00
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Code:DTMSB7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£615.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £40 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:DTMSH3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£405.00
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EasyEasy
Code:DTMSH5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£715.00
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EasyEasy
Code:DTMSH7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£920.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £50 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

Currency Converter: All of our prices are in British pounds. To estimate the cost in another currency use the currency converter here.

Travel information
Rail: Newton Abbot
Onward travel: Taxi

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