Four Fantastic Four-legged Fun Ideas on Dog-Friendly Dartmoor

It’s not just the family that enjoys camping on Dartmoor, dogs love it too! There is no need to leave your furry friends at home when you come to visit Langstone Manor Park on Dartmoor. Our site and manor house are dog friendly and there’s plenty for dogs to do too. We’ve listed some of the very best dog-friendly activities on Dartmoor.

 

Dog-friendly walks on Dartmoor

There aren’t many places you can’t walk a dog. Dartmoor is full of dog-friendly walks, all with stunning views and memorable sights. One of the best of these is across the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat and up to Pew Tor. It’s just behind our site and easy to navigate.

 

There is plenty for your hound to sniff along the way and no need to keep dogs on a lead. At the top of the Pew Tor you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the national park. We recommend this walk in the evening – take your camera to capture beautiful sunsets in the west.

 

 

 

Wild swimming on Dartmoor

Dartmoor is blessed with many rivers, streams, and natural pools to cool off in on a long summer day. At the heart of Dartmoor is a ‘secret place’ that can only be reached on foot. Grab your swimwear and a towel before heading to Holne woods. Leave your car and enjoy a gentle trek upstream. After 45 minutes or so, you’ll come across a crystal clear pool that’s part of the river Dart. Gather your courage and take a plunge right after your dog! The pool is the perfect depth for a swim and you’ll find a picturesque waterfall at one end.

 

Grab a pint at a dog-friendly pub

A short drive along the B3212 from Langstone Manor park – or a four-and-a-half-hour walk – will find you at the Warren House Inn. This dog-friendly pub is surrounded by some iconic Dartmoor scenery. Not far from here are the historic sites of Grimpspound and Bennet’s Cross. A circular walk of around an hour and a half will take in both locations and Hookney Tor. This imposing stack of angular granite blocks is a great place to snap some beautiful pictures across the moor.

 

Stargazing on Dartmoor

Stunning starry skies are easier to see on Dartmoor thanks to the lack of artificial light. The northwest quadrant of the park, roughly where Langstone Manor Park is located, is the best place for stargazing. Each season brings different constellations to spot. In winter and spring, Sirius, the Dog Star can be seen a little down and to the left of Orion’s belt. Also known as Canis Major, the Greeks believed Zeus placed the dog among the stars as a reward for beating the fox in a race.

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