Walking Holidays in Dartmoor

Located in the wild heart of Devonshire, Dartmoor National Park is the perfect pick for fans of untamed moorland, ancient ruins, striking granite tors, and the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.  

Covering 368 square miles, this vast national park is the largest stretch of open moorland in southern England. Expect brooding landscapes of hay-coloured heaths, moss-smothered boulders, trickling streams, and granite hills that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic detective tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles. 

And while you’re unlikely to encounter any Baker Street sleuths searching for demonic dogs, Dartmoor walking holidays provide plenty to write home about.  

Discovering the region’s rich industrial heritage at Haytor Quarry, delving into intriguing myths and legends at prehistoric sites, and walking through wildlife-spotting havens like East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve are just a few of the highlights. 

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