Our guide to Dartmoor holiday cottages
Did you know...Dartmoor covers 368 square miles?
A break on Dartmoor is not only an escape but an experience – this fascinating area will dazzle the senses with its natural beauty and breathtaking contrasts. Step into a timeless landscape of ancient tors, mysterious sites and moorland ablaze with colour throughout the seasons. Stay on Dartmoor and unwind amidst history, wildlife and stunning works of nature. Dartmoor’s history dates back to Prehistoric times, and there's a ruin or relic from every era to be found on this rugged open land.
Dartmoor is perfect for walkers, as there are literally hundreds of trails to choose from. Themed trails are also available, which are a great way to appreciate the dramatic moors and have a bit of fun along the way! For example treasure trails and murder mysteries bring the moor to life and will capture the imaginations of younger walkers.
When it comes to cycling, there are many routes and circuits – suitable for varying levels and ages. The Dartmoor Way cycle route circles 90 miles of the National Park’s outskirts and can be enjoyed in stages to include the sights and areas you wish to explore.