Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place. The new visitor centre at Postbridge is now open where you can discover the story of Bronze Age Dartmoor. Whether it’s stunning walks or the country pubs in the local villages, visiting Dartmoor is a must.
Located on the Southern edge of Dartmoor Haytor is a very popular place to visit. The scenery is outstanding and provides panoramic views across the surrounding moors. There is wonderful wildlife to see including rare butterflies, birds of prey and even cuckoos in the spring!
The imposing granite rocks of Haytor are within a protected area for its geological interest. Any season is beautiful up here, dogs are welcomed although wild ponies, sheep and cattle roam the moor freely so beware if your dog is off the lead. Even when the sun is shining it a be chilly on Dartmoor so a jumper and or coat is always handy to have!
Address: Found on the B3387 3 miles west of Bovey Tracey TQ13 9XT
A beautiful starting point for walks across the open moors, explore Tors or even ancient woodland. Cadover bridge is near the southern western border of Dartmoor National Park. The river Plym flows peacefully along with the carpark being right next to the water it’s a perfect place to enjoy the vibe and relaxing views. You can follow footpaths which take you past naturally made plunge pools (great to take a dip), rope swings that are great for older children and adults and rock slides to give that feeling of freedom and adventure.
This is a very popular spot, the car park is fairly small so an early visit to ensure a parking place is advisable.
Address: Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA
Shipley Bridge & Avon Dam Reservoir
Park in the free carpark at Shipley Bridge where there are toilets and an information board. Enjoy the relaxing moor atmosphere as the river Avon flows past. Follow the tarmac wide path (brilliant for prams, push bikes and children scooters) which winds up through the valley to the large Dam. The river runs adjacent to the path and there are plenty of places for paddling fun, going across the river on natural stepping stones, gorgeous small waterfalls and of course the wild ponies, sheep and cattle that can be seen peacefully grazing.
A fabulous walk which will certainly give you satisfaction when you see the Dam up close, a real treat to experience!
Address: Avon Dam Reservoir, South Hams TQ11 0NB
Badgers Holt, Dartmeet
Situated on the banks of the river Dart, Badgers Holt is a lovely picnic and tourism spot. The restaurant and shop are great and the food is locally sourced and won’t disappoint. The green area by the river in the summer is a great place to spend quality family time, children paddling in the water while adults can enjoy the atmosphere of deep Dartmoor. Dogs welcome.
Address: Dartmeet, Yelverton PL20 6SG
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