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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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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