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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 Moss
    Tue Aug 2015
    Hello, I am Moss, a German Wirehaired Pointer and, at the time of writing this, my first blog, I am 8 months old. Pretty clever, eh? I live on Dartmoor and, let me tell you, it is a great place to be a dog! Not only are there zillions of great places to walk, rivers to jump in and rocky bits to climb, it’s also a really dog friendly place. Pretty much everywhere I go I am welcomed. Pubs and...
  • By Lisa
    Sun Aug 2015
    Our latest guest blog is courtesy of the National Trust South West and provides an update on the 5 year building conservation project to save Castle Drogo.  The Castle remains open during the renovation which means you can see every stage of the vital work.  It's a fantastic opportunity to get an up-close look at the conservation work taking place in this unique building.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2015
    The fishing on Dartmoor can be described as a “must” for any fly angler. The rivers are varied, sometimes challenging, but you will be in one of the most beautiful spots in the UK to cast a fly and will often be alone with just rising trout for company.  Our latest Guest Blog has been kindly written by Pete Tyjas of The Devon School of Fly Fishing
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jul 2015
    Kevin and Jane the new owners of The Ordulph Arms and The Terrace Restaurant in Tavistock kindly invited Julian and I along to dine at The Terrace and sample the new menu.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jul 2015
    Dartmoor is a great place to visit, full of natural beauty, wildlife and pretty towns and villages… but what is there to entertain the younger members of the family? Don’t worry there’s plenty to see and do! Here’s just a small selection of what’s on offer…
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  • By Lisa
    Sun Jul 2015
    Visit the moorland town of Moretonhampstead and the White Hart hotel is hard to miss, standing large and imposing at the town’s centre. It is an old posting inn dating back to 1639 and you get an instant feeling of history and permanence that is somehow very comforting. Add all the modern day luxuries it now offers and the place has a very welcoming feel indeed.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jul 2015
    Our latest guest blog about the joys of walking the Two Moors Way is with sincere thanks to Sue Viccars the editor of Dartmoor Magazine.  One of the joys of my life as a freelance writer and editor specialising in southwest England is how so much of my work 'cross fertilises'!  Almost everywhere I go - particularly on Dartmoor, be it researching a new walk route or checking out a new cafe or...
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  • By Lisa
    Sun Jun 2015
    What better place to enjoy a picnic than on Dartmoor, with its stunning open spaces, beautiful rivers and reservoirs and excellent views sometimes reaching from moorland to the sea. With holiday season fast approaching Devon Heaven Hampers have written this guest blog listing 5 of the best picnic spots on the moors. Devon Heaven Hampers is a local food hamper company providing picnic hampers...
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  • By Lisa
    Sun Jun 2015
    A marching band, waving union jack flags and plenty of Champagne marked the completion of the first phase of a five-year renovation project at Bovey Castle in June.  The Eden Hotel Collection embarked on the £2 million restoration and refurbishment in January, less than six months after acquiring the iconic hotel with the aim of restoring it to its former glory.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jun 2015
    National Cream Tea Day makes its Season debut tomorrow - Friday 26th June - mark that in your diary now.  So with that in mind I felt it the duty of Dartmoor Accommodation to go and try a Devon Cream Tea for you.  I know it's a tough job but someone has to do it :)
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  • By Lisa
    Thu May 2015
    The first in our special Exclusive Guest Blogs is written by Heather Fell and is all about her passion for cycling on Dartmoor. Heather says, "Peddling across the heart of Dartmoor I have plenty of time to reflect and let my mind wander. I have thought this article through on numerous rides, promising to rush home and write it, but I invariably get carried away as I soak up the exhilarating...
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Our latest guest blog is with thanks to Two Blondes Walking. Read more to find out exactly who they are (well maybe), and what they offer...
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Walking on Dartmoor in Devon is the best.   DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK IS BIG taking in a staggering 365 square miles. 
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Climbing and indoor walls in Dartmoor Devon
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Fishing on Dartmoor in stunning Devon Countryside.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Cycling on Dartmoor    I spotted these 2 chaps as I drove towards Princetown from Chagford. They looked absolutely spent.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Canoeing on Dartmoor in Devon
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    Tue May 2015
    Devon cream teas and Afternoon tea on Dartmoor     
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Steam Railways on Dartmoor in Devon What a happy crew you will find on a trip to The South Devon Railway on the south of Dartmoor at Buckfastleigh.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue May 2015
    Cash points and ATM's on Dartmoor in Devon Needing some holiday money? Here are the cashpoints on Dartmoor. (If I missed any,  please let me know)
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