Every year thousands of people enjoy walking on Dartmoor National Park, famed for its ancient granite tors, rugged sweeping views, and also the subject of much myth and mystery. Stretching across an upland area of more than three hundred square miles, Dartmoor takes its name from the River Dart; just one of the many rivers to flow down its valleys towards the open sea. Along with its stunning views and fascinating history, Dartmoor is scattered by hamlets and villages, and is home to a population of ‘hardy folk’.
If you have a yearning for the great outdoors and the prospect of a walking holiday in Devon fills you with glee, our range of Dartmoor holiday cottages might be just the ticket.
There are hundreds of dog-friendly walks for you and the family to discover. The pinnacle of any walk on Dartmoor is one of its many rugged and magical tors, but you can also expect to encounter Bronze Age settlements, dams, bridges and aqueducts, reservoirs, rivers and waterfalls, and miles upon miles of beautiful open countryside; not to mention the famour Dartmoor ponies.
Dartmoor also plays host to a number of tourist attractions and National Trust properties, offering superb family days out visiting castles and abbeys, and the opportunity to enjoy some gorgeous open gardens. The Dartmoor arts scene is also particularly vibrant, with a number of displays and exhibitions going on at various locations.
Thanks to the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres, you can learn all about the rich and fascinating history of the moors, including its legends and folklore.
If all this sounds appealing, maybe it is time for you to get your walking boots on. We’re on hand to help you book your perfect Dartmoor escape with a number of properties still available for Autumn, Christmas and the New Year.
Discover more about what Dartmoor National Park has to offer by visiting the Visit Dartmoor website, www.visitdartmoor.co.uk.