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  • By Lisa
    Thu Dec 2017
    When it comes to artistic talent, Dartmoor has an excess! Peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings seem to act as a magnet to creative people and we think you will have no problem sourcing ALL your Christmas presents from this lovely area.
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  • By Lisa
    Wed Dec 2017
    When you visit a place like Dartmoor, you’re probably looking to “get away from it all.” It’s a sprawling, beautiful area built for relaxation. And though we have addressed the idea of finding WiFi in the area, there’s still some appeal to unplugging and keeping yourself busy in other ways.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Oct 2017
    Dartmoor is magical in the Autumn. With the bracken turning vivid orange and mist hanging in the valleys it’s a visual delight. It can also be a little spooky as Hallowe'en approaches with the moor’s traditional tales of ghosts and pixies and wizened woods – you could scare yourself silly!
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Oct 2017
    The first ever Dartmoor Walking Festival in 2016 was a great success and the very positive feedback really supported the idea of it becoming an annual event which is absolutely fabulous. Therefore Moorland Guides again ran it in 2017 during the same week and once again the public voted with their feet – literally – and it seems that the festival is here to stay! The 2018 event will be held from ...
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Sep 2017
    Founded in Saxon times, destroyed by Danish raiders, home to one of the most powerful Benedictine abbeys in the south west, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for nearly four centuries controlled by the Russells and Dukes of Bedford. Tavistock has a rich and varied history.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2017
    There are plenty of great pubs to visit when you are on Dartmoor and many of them are surrounded by fabulous scenery so you can enjoy a perfect panorama with you pint or prosecco. Here’s our selection of the Top Ten Pub Gardens on Dartmoor, and with the weather looking promising this Bank Holiday Weekend, now is the time to go and check some out.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Aug 2017
    Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor, our family blogger recently relived har childhood experiences at River Dart Country Park, what a great place to visit this Bank Holiday.
  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2017
    Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 26 August.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Jul 2017
    The otter: Hard to miss. Its coat can be floral, bright green or hidden under a suit and tie. It can be spotted in pubs, airports and train stations. No, not the usual description of the shy and retiring otter – but these are very special otters and part of the Moor Otters Trail!
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Mon Jul 2017
    The latest in our series of Family Friendly blogs is now live,  This time, Lisa at Maid In Dartmoor takes the family along to Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Sun Jul 2017
    The World of Country Life in Sandy Bay – Exmouth, prides itself on being an all weather attraction for the whole family. Our family blogger, Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor arrived on one of those rather drizzly Devon days and they were not disappointed.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Jun 2017
    Our intrepid Family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor, recently visited Dartmoor Zoo with her family, read about their adventures here
  • By Lisa
    Mon Jun 2017
    Bring your Dad to Dartmoor on Father’s Day – there’s a great range of places to visit and things to do with something for every Father to enjoy. Here’s our top ten suggestions for Sunday 18th June.
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Fri May 2017
    This week, our family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor visited the very lovely ponies, horses and donkeys at the Miniature Pony Centre on B3212 between Moretonhampstead and Postbridge on Dartmoor. This is a great place for children to interact with the animals and there is so much to see and do.  
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue May 2017
    The next in the series of our family blogs by Maid in Dartmoor is all about their recent visit to South Devon Railway, Buckfast Otters & Butterlies and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, all in all a great family day out, Read all about it here
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Wed May 2017
    Our family blogger, Lisa at Maid In Dartmoor visited Cholwell Riding Stables this weekend, here is her account of her visit. This in the first of a series of regular blogs of family friendly days out in and around Dartmoor.
  • By Lisa
    Tue Mar 2017
    The coming summer season is going to see an interesting influx of guests to Dartmoor National Park and surrounding Gateway Towns. 100 Moor Otters which will be colourfully kitted out in all sorts of shades and mediums. Before you start to think about being overrun by these little guys worry not, they are 3 foot tall sculptures and have been painted by artists from around the region and indeed...
  • By Lisa
    Wed Feb 2017
    The first ever Dartmoor Walking Festival in 2016 was a great success and the very positive feedback really supported the idea of it becoming an annual event which is absolutely fabulous. Therefore Moorland Guides are now busy organising the 2017 event which will be held on the similar week at the end of August into September. The dates will be from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd September...
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jan 2017
    With amateur photography booming on the back of the social media surge, the Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park is hosting a weekend to give beginner and improving photographers the opportunity to develop their skills.
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2016
    The Delicious Drake’s Trail – a winning combination of scenic trails, and delicious local food and drink!
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