Exposed granite tors stand proud amongst heather-scented moors, deep wooded combes give way to tumbling rivers, and where wildlife awaits if you’re patient enough to linger. Whether it’s Dartmoor’s much loved wild ponies, otters or deer, there’s plenty to reward you in this otherworldly landscape.
Tucked away in secluded valleys, pretty market towns offer the temptation of tasty Devon cream teas, and prehistoric settlements and stone circles highlight the history of this beautiful area. Learn about the area’s literary associations with Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie; this is the ideal place to seek inspiration.
Contrast the challenging trails taking in Hound Tor and Wild Tor with the cliff-top paths of the nearby coast. Here you can stroll along beaches and discover a gentler side to the county, a land of coves and castles, a world away from the wild moors.
Relish these atmospheric landscapes from Haytor, close by the famous Haytor Rocks, ideally placed between the high moors and the beaches and cliffs of the coast.