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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
    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
    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 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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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    Tue May 2015
    Climbing and indoor walls in Dartmoor Devon
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    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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