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There’s nothing like first-hand experience to recommend a place or an event. Being fortunate enough to live within the Dartmoor National Park ourselves, we have built up a wealth of knowledge of where to find the best, the most original or the most fun and share that knowledge on our website to help you have a great time when you visit.

Wherever we go we are always thinking “Ah, that would make a good place to recommend,” or “I’m sure people would love to visit this event!” and we like to pass on news and developments as well as recommendations through our regular blogs.

If you discover somewhere or something you think is really great and should be shared – why not drop us a line at … and we’ll go and take a look.

  • By Lisa
    Mon Feb 2016
    Easter comes early this year. The perfect excuse to pack a bag and head to glorious Dartmoor. The Two Bridges Hotel has some great offers to help you enjoy Easter on Dartmoor.
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Feb 2016
    Dreading the half-term? Never fear we have plenty of ideas on how to keep your children entertained on Dartmoor.  From Medieval Beast hunts, to enjoying a ride on a steam train to just taking a stroll up to Brentor Church - Dartmoor has it all!  Here is just a small selection to keep the kids occupied ...
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Feb 2016
    Dartmoor is the perfect place to whisk your loved one away to. Romantic walks, cosy fires to snuggle up in front off, delicious food to spoil yourself with and luxury accommodation - what more can you ask!
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Feb 2016
    Dartmoor is the perfect place to whisk your loved one away to. Romantic walks, cosy fires to snuggle up in front off, delicious food to spoil yourself with and luxury accommodation - what more can you ask!
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  • By Moss
    Sun Jan 2016
    Hi, Moss the Dartmoor Dog Blogger here! I was really excited when Lisa presented me with my latest blog challenge… dinner and an over-night stay at the Two Bridges Hotel near Princetown.
  • By Lisa
    Mon Jan 2016
    The Two Bridges Hotel enjoys the most wonderful setting in the heart of Dartmoor, perched on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River. Whatever time of year, the surrounding moorland guarantees an atmospheric arrival at this historic hotel. Last Sunday evening I was joined by Moss and her owner Julia for dinner. It was misty and mysterious when we arrived, and the Hotel’s log fires and gleaming...
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Jan 2016
    Dartmoor is blessed with one of the best paddle-able rivers in the country, the River Dart. The beauty of it flowing through Dartmoor’s deep wooded valleys, its easy access and the various river sections to accommodate almost all abilities make it widely regarded as the most popular river to paddle in the country. On its busiest weekends the Dart welcomes a couple hundred paddlers and its...
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  • By Lisa
    Sun Jan 2016
    The festival will run from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 4th September 2016 inclusive and will cover all areas of Dartmoor and open to everybody of all ages and abilities.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Dec 2015
    Last weekend Julian and I got to sample the Christmas Party menu at two of our local eateries, we had a thoroughly great time with good friends. Diet starts in January :)
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Dec 2015
    I was delighted to be asked back to Cranks Kitchen at Dartington to review their new winter menu, unfortunately I couldn't make it but my trusted foodie friend, Julia, was up for the challenge! For those of us non-vegetarians, the prospect of dining at such a long-established and famous veggie restaurant can seem a little daunting… But fear not you carnivores! Cranks is everything that is good...
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Dec 2015
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  • By Moss
    Mon Nov 2015
    Moss the Dartmoor Dog Blogger returns and this time she has visited Hotel Endsleigh for afternoon tea, read about her adventures
  • By Lisa
    Thu Nov 2015
    With the weather getting colder we are grateful to www.e-outdoor.co.uk for our latest log on advice on what to wear on a walk on Dartmoor, and they have some great Black Friday deals for tomorrow....
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  • By Lisa
    Wed Nov 2015
    Christmas themed events & markets are becoming more and more popular in this country as people look to find ways to get into the Christmas spirit. Dartmoor is particularly beautiful at this time of year, regularly offering scenes of snow-capped hills and tors, providing the perfect winter backdrop for Christmas themed activities.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Oct 2015
    ViewRanger – the app that helps you get active outdoors – has launched a new collection of routes specifically for families seeking outdoor inspiration this half term.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Sep 2015
    When the organiser of this Sunday’s Delicious Drake’s Trail first pitched the idea of a food-festival-on-the-run to local food and drink businesses in West Devon, it took more than a little explaining. After all, eating and exercise are not the most traditional of bedfellows. But as 250 participants and over 30 local businesses look forward to the second annual Delicious Drake’s Trail in aid of...
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Sep 2015
    Inga Page from Dartmoor Walks & Rides this Way has organised a trans-Dartmoor walk following the packhorse track that leads from Tavistock to Ashburton.  Varied scenery, lots of history, a leisurely pace and good company. 
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Sep 2015
    Something Wild, a new festival in the South West, is set to appeal to runners of all abilities looking for a new challenge. Sponsored by ViewRanger—the outdoor guide, mapping and navigation app—the festival combines an off-road ‘wild’ marathon, half marathon and 10km trail run, taking place 18-20 September. 
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Sep 2015
    Our latest blog is from Dartmoor Preservation Association and gives a real insight to one of our most infamous events - Widecombe Fair
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  • By Moss
    Thu Sep 2015
    Hi, Moss the Dartmoor Dog Blogger here! I promised Lisa I would write a blog about one of my favourite walks. Of course, there are loads and loads of fab places to walk on Dartmoor, but as I am still quite young (almost nine months now!) I am not allowed to do really long treks yet.

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