Explore Dartmoor

Walking, eating, arts and crafts.

Our Favourites

Walking for all, short and long. Picnic walks. Learn more about the local history. Watch the birds. Just go for a pint and some grub.

What To Do

Walks and Visits

What To See

History and Wildlife

Where To Eat

Pubs and Cafes

Walking and trail running

Dartmoor is a wonderful place to walk. Short walks, guided walks, easy going walks and long walks! Find out more here.

If you’re into trail running you can head out from the door up to Hameldown or go the other way into Bellever Forest.

National Trust

Visit the Church House in Widecombe. A two-story granite building dating from c.1537. Widecombe village is a walk across the moor, or a short drive from Lower Blackaton.

Small animal encounters

A short drive away is the The Miniature Pony Centre and Pennywell Farm. Both have attractions for younger kids including animal cuddle corner, pig racing, minigolf and trampolines. Check opening times.

Or if you want to ride a Dartmoor pony try Babeny Farm or Shilstone Rocks

Legendary Dartmoor

The best known of many prehistoric settlements on Dartmoor, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age (about 1450–700 BC). The remains of 24 stone roundhouses survive here, within a massive boundary wall about 150 metres in diameter. There are great views of the site from Hookney Tor and the high ground on Hameldown.

Dartmoor Ponies

As you’re walking or driving through the moor you’ll come across Dartmoor Ponies. They play a vital part in maintain a variety of habitats and supporting wildlife on the moor, by grazing.

Deserted Medieval Village

Explore the ruins of a 13th Century Stone settlement at Hound Tor.

The Rugglestone Inn

The Rugglestone Inn is a unique, unspoilt Dartmoor inn delightfully located in the picturesque village of Widecombe in the Moor.

A cosy bar with a wood burner and two further rooms, one of which has an open log fire, together creating a wonderful ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Outside is a large sheltered garden with picnic tables accessible via a small bridge over a delightful moorland stream and from where you can enjoy fabulous views. Children and dogs are welcome.

Well deserved Pub of the Year award.

Phone 01364 621327 to book a table to eat indoors.

The Warren House Inn

A walker’s pub serving food all day. Oak beams and log fires, situated deep in the heart of Dartmoor.

The Warren House Inn. A very warm welcome. The fire has been buring since 1845.

Cafe On The Green

The Café on the Green aims to showcase the very best produce that Dartmoor and Devon has to offer.  The food isn’t fancy, it is all homemade traditional English food, served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Opening everyday throughout the year at 10.00am through to 4.30pm and during the summer months the cafe is open until 5.00pm. Customers vary from walkers and cyclists who want a quick stop off to refuel, to those that want to just sit, relax and enjoy.  Good food, gorgeous cakes, great coffee and tea, and a place that you can take time out with friends, family and loved ones.

The cafe is licensed so you can have a glass of wine, a beer or a cider with your meal (and or cake).