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Dartmoor National Park Travel Guide: 69 reviews and 178 photos

Dartmoor became a national park in 1951, this beautiful & desolate area covers 368 square miles. The River Dart winds its way through the valleys and under ancient stone bridges accompanied by smaller streams and tributaries.

Areas of the park in the north are partitioned off the army training, but you are free to wander or horseride through the rest of Dartmoor, with there being over 600 miles of public rights of way.

It has always been a wonderful treat to vist Dartmoor, and I have visited often over the years, being lucky enough to live with a few miles of its boundarys.

The Park is run by the Dartmoor National Authority, with 4 information centres plus the usual tourist offices in towns on the Moor.

"Stick To The Road, Stay Off The Moors"........................... was the advice of the customers of the Slaughtered Lamb.

Actually I recommend you do the opposite to appreciate the full beauty Dartmoor has to offer.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, If Devon gets snow, its on Dartmoor!
  • Cons:Can get too busy in the summer, Bitterly cold in the winter
  • Last visit to Dartmoor National Park: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2005
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  • Feb 4, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    The telephone number shown is incorrect - it should be 01647 221626

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2005 at 9:09 AM

    Beautiful page, Nicola! Thanks for sharing some wonderful memories :) A pony for 10 bucks ... really ???

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2005 at 8:50 AM

    Had to laugh at you turning up with your hairbrush!! Nice page loved the Abbey & those Ponies - wish they all could be pets!!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2005 at 3:21 PM

    Nice page on a place that has a somewhat sinister reputation! I hadn't heard the prison may be closing - but I haven't been here for ages! Congrats on the Engagement by the way (even if it was a long time ago!). Lke the BT van too!

  • munki's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2005 at 10:18 AM

    Great photos and very informative tips. Hopefully I will be there this Easter weekend. Ta

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2005 at 2:37 AM

    I love this page, (Nice place for picnic.) it is imformative, and at the same time very revealing. The fine mix of Old and Current events at this park makes it a classic. Thanks for sharing.

  • novsco61's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2005 at 12:44 AM

    Nice place to visit.Thank you to show us this lovely place.

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 5:39 AM

    This takes me down memory lane Nicola,i try and get up to Dartmoor as often as i can,lovely pictures and information.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 11:55 AM

    Thx for showing us around, Nicola - a place to be visited !

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 2:03 PM

    The pictures look beautiful but I especially like the one of you at 10 years!

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