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 …

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18 May | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Choosing a Summer Holiday after Lockdown

Choosing a Summer Holiday after Coronavirus Lockdown   After going into full-scale lockdown with the rest of the UK on March 23rd, we’re looking forward to welcoming campers, glampers, caravaners and self-catering holidaymakers back in July. We’ve enjoyed the quiet here in Dartmoor National Park, but we’d love to share the beauty of the outdoors …

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22 Apr | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

How to Spot Dartmoor’s Beautiful Wildflowers

How to Spot Dartmoor’s Beautiful Wildflowers   The vast expanse of Dartmoor National Park is home to thousands of different plants and wildflowers. Some of these species are unique to Dartmoor thanks to the granite and acid soil that makes up most of the park’s land. The lower slopes create a home to brightly coloured gorse …

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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 …

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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 …

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29 Jan | langstone | No Comments

Glamping on Dartmoor

Glamping on Dartmoor When you’re thinking of the great outdoors on Dartmoor national park, inclement weather, insects and the discomfort of camping don’t often make it into your daydream. Having access to home comforts such as power and heat, not to mention a weather-proof glamping pod could be part of the reason a rise in …

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13 Jan | langstone | No Comments

Dartmoor Military Training

Military Training on Dartmoor Since the early 1800’s parts of the vast expanse of Dartmoor have been used for military training by the UK forces. From musket practice to munitions testing and now navigation, survival and tactical training with both blank and live ammunition, Dartmoor National Park has helped the Army, Airforce and Navy hone …

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17 Dec | langstone | No Comments

Newfoundland Pods – The Story

Newfoundland Pods – The Story Camping as a leisure activity or type of holiday has been with us since the 1800’s. Somewhat surprisingly, glamping holidays and camping pods didn’t take off with everyday people until around 2007. However, the idea of enjoying nature without leaving the luxury of home has been around since at least …

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12 Nov | langstone | No Comments

Dartmoor Walks and Wonders

Dartmoor Walks and Wonders The starkly beautiful expanse on Dartmoor was made into a national park in 1951. Enormous stone tors, ancient clapper bridges, and sturdy Dartmoor ponies have been attracting visitors ever since. Dartmoor is home to roughly 33,000 people, but even through the winter months you’ll find visitors exploring this wonderful landscape. Below …

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7 May | langstone | No Comments

Bluebells – native and Spanish

A favourite time of year for so many reasons; one for the beautiful sight of a carpet of bluebells, so how do we know what is a native bluebell and a Spanish bluebell. Below is a report from the wildlife trust -https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/identify-bluebells – on knowing your bluebells.  There is also a link for the best …

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