14 Dec | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Discovering Dartmoor without a Car

Discovering Dartmoor without a Car Criss-crossed with multiple walking and cycling routes, discovering Dartmoor National Park without a car is a delight. Exploring by bike or foot enables visitors to take in quiet wooded valleys, sparkling streams and the famous granite peaks. If planning to discover Dartmoor without a car, both rail and coach can …


16 Apr | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor’s Famous Tors and the Best Times to Visit

Dartmoor has over 160 tors. Considering there are so many, it’s likely you’ll want to know which of them to visit when you come on holiday. The National Park covers 368 square miles, running roughly 20 miles North to South and East to West. Scattered across the wild landscape are numerous granite outcrops, otherwise known …


2 Oct | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor Prison and Museum

Dartmoor Prison and Museum One of the UK’s most famous prisons, Dartmoor Prison and Museum, near Princetown, is a great day out for anyone interested in recent history. Still run as a category C men’s prison today, the museum is separate to the working jail.   Dartmoor’s dark history For more than 200 years, Dartmoor …


19 Jun | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo   On the south-west edge of Dartmoor National Park you’ll find Dartmoor Zoo. The park covers 30 acres and has an interesting history. Ellis Daw founded the Devon zoo in 1968, naming it Dartmoor Wildlife Park. He ran it successfully for over three decades. In 2001 the park garnered the interest of animal …


30 Mar | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Dartmoor Hill Ponies

Dartmoor Hill Ponies Nearly as old as the hills themselves, Dartmoor Hill Ponies have been roaming Dartmoor National Park for 500,000 years. The long history of these animals is indicated from bones found to date back to the Ice Age and fossilised footprints found at Bronze Age excavations of Dartmoor in the 1970s. These artefacts …


25 Feb | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Tavistock and Sir Francis Drake

Tavistock and Sir Francis Drake A 15-minute drive from our camping grounds on Dartmoor will have you in the centre of the picturesque World Heritage town of Tavistock. This beautiful town sits on the River Tavy and is the birthplace of one of England’s most famous explorers and privateers, Sir Francis Drake. Both Tavistock and …


24 Aug | langstone | No Comments

Top 5 places to visit on Dartmoor

Top 5 Places to Visit on Dartmoor             Located in the heart of Devon, there are so many interesting places to visit on Dartmoor with charming towns and villages, unmissable gorges and ancient sites all clamouring for your attention. Measuring 368 square miles, Dartmoor is one of the UK’s biggest …


19 Apr | masteradmin | No Comments

Dartmoor and the Coast

The National Trust has gardens and houses in the South-West. They also organise special events during the school holidays. A firm favourite close by is the beautiful Lydford Gorge. Days out at the seaside – where to start? Here in the south-west, we are spoilt with an amazing coastline, and from Langstone Manor, there is plenty of …


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