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Explore Dartmoor

Walkers are spoilt for choice with walks to suit everyone starting from the doorstep, from a leisurely stroll to a hike on Dartmoor.

There are good opportunities for painting, bird-watching, fishing, golfing, walking, cycling and horse riding, with stabling and grazing for anyone wanting to bring their own horse. Canoeing enthusiasts can apply for access on the river Dart (white water) from October 1st to the end of February. Swimming in the river Dart at Spitchwick is popular during the summer and a good choice of beaches and swimming pools are within a 35 minute drive.

Most of our visitors take a keen interest in the local archaeology. Dartmoor is rich in prehistoric remains with the medieval settlements at Hound Tor and Grimspound being very good examples, and at Haytor the granite tramway is still clearly visible. Guests also enjoy the many legends and folklore for which Dartmoor is renowned – Jay’s grave, the hairy hands of Hexworthy, and the Hounds of the Baskervilles….

 


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