24 Aug | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Famous Dartmoor Legends and Folk Tales

Famous Dartmoor Legends and Folk Tales that open a Window to the Past Legends and folk tales can open a window to our past. Passed from generation to generation, many hold grains of truth and were used to warn of danger, extol the virtues of various plants and animals, or explain strange natural events. Dartmoor …

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30 Jun | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Top Filming Locations to Visit in and around Dartmoor National Park

The dramatic landscape of Dartmoor National Park has captivated visitors for centuries. It should come as no surprise that it’s also one of the top filming locations in the UK. The earliest films to be shot on Dartmoor were released in 1929.   ‘The American Prisoner’ and ‘A Dartmoor Cottage’ (sometimes referred to an ‘Escape …

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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 …

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25 Feb | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

The Leats of Dartmoor

The Leats of Dartmoor Dartmoor’s leats – or manmade waterways – run for hundreds of miles across the moor. Delivering water for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes. The leats connect the five main rivers and other streams with nearly every corner of the moor.   The oldest waterways date back to medieval times. Some appear …

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6 Dec | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Letterboxing and Geocaching on Dartmoor

Something Out of the Ordinary: Letterboxing and Geocaching on Dartmoor   More than 150 years ago, James Perrott of Chagford invented ‘letterboxing’. This fun outdoor activity combines problem-solving with treasure hunting, orienteering and, in some instances, art. Geocaching is a similar activity, but with a modern twist. Exact locations are recorded with Global Positioning System …

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12 Oct | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Things To Do in the Beautiful Tamar Valley

Things To Do in the Beautiful Tamar Valley   Langstone Manor Park sits at the eastern edge of the Tamar Valley. The 75 square miles of beautiful scenery in this area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s for good reason too. Dotted with ancient towns and villages, this stunning example …

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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 …

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11 Aug | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Static Caravan Holidays

Static Caravan Holidays   Holidays in static caravans can be lots of fun. At Langstone Manor Park, our stylishly modern caravans have all you may need. All kitchen utensils and facilities, duvets, bed linen and even outdoor furniture are included with our static caravan hire. You just need to bring yourself, towels and a loose …

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9 Jul | Victoria Womersley | No Comments

Tavistock’s History and World Heritage Status

Tavistock’s History and World Heritage Status   The long history of mining in Devon and Cornwall has helped parts of both counties reach UNESCO’s World Heritage list. One of the gems of the area is the ancient stannary town of Tavistock. All the tin, copper, and arsenic were weighed here from 1281 for the next …

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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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