Campsites on Dartmoor
Dartmoor has plenty to offer and is best known for its stunning National Park which is a walker’s paradise where you can spot the wild Dartmoor ponies. You may wish to visit the Haytor Rocks, or explore the magical Wistman’s Wood, the Two Moors Way is great for those who like a challenge, or try climbing up one of Dartmoor’s famous tors such as Crocken or Brent Tors.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional bed and breakfast, a hotel, a Dartmoor Inn, a self-catering holiday cottage, camping and caravan site or Youth Hostel, this is the place to find the best holiday accommodation in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, the least spoilt area in the UK.
First published in 1985, Dartmoor Magazine is owned and produced by Blackingstone Publishing, located just outside Moretonhampstead in the Wray Valley on the eastern edge of the moor.
Published four times a year, Dartmoor Magazine prides itself on being specialist, independent and locally owned. Its small editorial and production team is committed to publishing solid, well-informed features on Dartmoor and the immediate surrounding area, and to supporting local business.
Dartmoor National Park Authority
Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place. Everything you need to know before you come to Dartmoor. From Visitor Centres to parking and toilets – all the essentials in one place.
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Unlocking the history of one of England’s most famous prisons, Dartmoor Prison Museum reflects the heritage of HMP Dartmoor from Prisoner of War Depot to the present day.
Address: Dartmoor Prison Museum, HMP Dartmoor, Princetown, Devon PL20 6RR
Telephone: 01822 322130
Dartmoor Walks this way
Dartmoor Walks this way is a personalised guided walking service, set up by Inge Page, for people wanting to explore Dartmoor on foot. Based on our extensive knowledge of local footpaths and landscapes, we will design a walk that suits your energy levels and introduces you to hidden, beautiful parts of the moor.
Telephone: 01364 654471
Whether exploring the moor on foot or by bike, Duchy House is perfectly located to discover all that this magnificent and varied landscape has to offer; from imposing granite tors, dramatic valleys and rivers, to ancient woodlands and the unspoilt open moor where Dartmoor ponies roam free. Located in the centre of Princetown, Duchy House has five en-suite rooms, and is a two-minute walk from the village pubs, cafes and shops.
Higher Venton Farm
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Higher Venton Farm – a 16th Century thatched Devon longhouse nestling in the green, unspoilt countryside of the Dartmoor National Park just half a mile from the picturesque village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
Holne Community Shop and Tearoom
Holne Community Shop and Tearoom serves delicious cream teas and cakes, a terrific all-day breakfast, plus soups, sandwiches, pies and other goodies. We’re open from 11.00 to 5.00 every day of the year except Christmas Day and New Years Day. We’re a community-run enterprise and get fab review on Trip Advisor and in our comments book.
Address: Holne, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7 Holne
Telephone: 01364 631188
Independent Hostel Guide
Independent Hostels offer ideal accommodation for groups, families and individuals involved in outdoor activities and independent travel. They have private rooms, flexible lengths of stay and self catering kitchens designed for groups.
Telephone: 01629 580427
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoilt.
Moors and Tors
Walking for health and happiness on Dartmoor in all weathers and over all terrains with me, Liz Miall, an enthusiastic local guide.
I am fully qualified and experienced, insured and first aid trained. Member of the British Mountaineering Council and Mountain Training Association. I have lived on and loved Dartmoor since childhood when I would nag my long-suffering father to take me out on the moor so we could “explore up a river”. These walks are my spirit and my strength; through them I never stop exploring.
Museum of Dartmoor Life
The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a vibrant centre of community life and lifelong learning. The Museum boasts an outstanding collection telling the story of 5000 years of Dartmoor and will bring to life some of the history of Dartmoor and the surrounding Okehampton area.
North Hall Manor
The site of North Hall known as “Widecombe’s deserted Medieval Manor” lies just to the north of the village green, nestling under the gaze of Widecombe’s magnificent Church Tower. Sadly all that remains now of this once imposing site is the over grown Moat and Apple Pound surrounded by a dilapidated mix of farm buildings ranging from 1940’s milking parlour with dairy alongside livestock buildings.
Peak and Moor
Peak and Moor is an unofficial website offering an alternative to the official tourist and national park websites. The aim is to provide a wide range of information for those who enjoy the countryside for leisure and pleasure, it is intended to be as much for the serious outdoors enthusiast as for families looking for a day out.
Run Venture Running Hub
The Tamar Valley, the Devon coastline and the nearby 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park offer some of the best trail and off-road running in the country. Having lived and worked in the area for twenty years we have got to know the trails pretty well and are happy to show them to you, whatever your level of fitness or standard. We know some great places to run and have a few tried-and-tested routes which we know you will love. We can provide a bespoke guided run, whether it is over the highest point on Dartmoor, High Willays or the dramatic coastal cliffs around Hope Cove.
Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure offer a wide range of adventure and activity holidays, courses and training from our base in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.
A quality, spacious granite barn set in 2 acres with gorgeous views of Dartmoor. Ideally situated for the moors and Cornwall. The barn is beautifully fitted and will suited those looking to relax. We have a separate outside boot/drying room. Children very welcome.
Address: Outskirts of Lydford
Telephone: 07964 786 728
The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock
Comfy and individually styled rooms, some with luxurious four poster beds and spa baths, and many with views over the town, or the church and its leafy grounds. Contemporary facilities combined with historic charm at The Bedford Hotel, capturing the spirit of a traditional and welcoming hotel in the heart of Tavistock.
Located at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park between Postbridge and Two Bridges, The Cherrybrook is an ideal base to explore Dartmoor for walkers, cyclists or by car.
The Dartmoor Bakery
Aspiring to inspire locals and tourists alike through the art of baking fresh healthy wholesome food using locally sourced produce in a sustainably built environment while continuing to promote the natural beauty that is Dartmoor.
Address: The Dartmoor Bakery, Leg O’Mutton Corner, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DJ
The Foxtor Cafe
The Fox Tor Café, or FTC as we’re known to some of our regulars, is situated close to the centre of Princetown which boasts 2 pubs, a local store/post office, the High Moorland Visitor Centre, The Dartmoor Centre for Creativity, library, Prison museum and the Old Smithy!
The Ramblers’ Rest Guest House
The Ramblers’ Rest is a guesthouse in what was The Railway Inn, an 18th Century former hotel and public house in the centre of Princetown. Our self-catering accommodation concept was born around new safety protocols necessary in a global pandemic and designed around our challenging English weather, and the practicalities for accommodation for walkers and cyclists.
The Rectory Tea Rooms
The Rectory is located in the small rural parish of Morwenstow, overlooking the rugged coastline of North Cornwall. Built in the 13th Century the house is filled with character; from the antique furnishings and slate floors, to the open fires and original Oak Beams salvaged from the many ships wrecked along the North Cornwall coastline.
The White Hart (Dog Friendly Walkers’ Hotel)
The White Hart Hotel is based in the centre of the historic market town of Moretonhampstead, the gateway to Dartmoor. It is ideally positioned for walkers and cyclists to enjoy the wonders of the Moor. We offer comfortable en-suite rooms, cosy traditional bar and a restaurant serving delicious British classics with a twist. It is also perfect for walking groups, with our separate Mews conversion offering eight rooms and communal open plan seating area. Dogs are also very welcome to stay – at no extra charge!
“Best ‘doggy’ hotel we’ve ever stayed in!”
Travelodge Derriford (Plymouth)
Our Plymouth Derriford hotel is right next door to the University of St Mark & St John, making it an ideal base for student open days or family visits. Take your pick from nearby tourist attractions like the Peregrine Falcon Watch and the National Marine Aquarium. And it is only 4 miles from the sights of historic Plymouth. All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.
Address: 9 Bracken Lane, Plymouth, PL6 8BB
Telephone: 08719 846048
Travelodge Roborough (Plymouth)
Our Plymouth Roborough hotel is ideally located for people visiting the the Devonshire countryside. With a park-and-ride on your doorstep, you’re only a short trip from the shops and restaurants of Plymouth city centre. Whether it’s sun or showers, there’s always something to do at the nearby Plymouth Ski Centre. Take in the views at the stunning Dartmoor National Park or try out the giant swing and ziplines at Adrenalin Quarry.
All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.
Address: 399 Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 7HB
Telephone: 08719 846048
Travelodge Sourton Cross (Okehampton)
Our Okehampton Sourton Cross hotel is set right at the edge of the beautiful landscapes and rich heritage of the Dartmoor National Park, and a few miles from Okehampton Castle and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Let Adventure Okehampton guide you on all sorts of thrilling activities in Dartmoor, like gorge scrambling, pony trekking and many more. Enjoy a tasting tour of Eastcott Vineyard or take the heritage Dartmoor Railway to explore Exeter. All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within a short car journey from the hotel.
Address: Sourton Cross, A386, Okehampton EX20 4LY
Telephone: 08719 846048
Travelodge Whiddon Down (Okehampton)
Want to see the Dartmoor ponies? Our Okehampton Whiddon Down hotel is the ideal base for exploring the stunning Dartmoor National Park and National Trust heritage areas like Finch Foundry. Visit nearby Castle Drogo and the Lydford Gorge, and practice your aim at Okehampton’s Dragon Archery Centre. Visit the Miniature Pony Centre in North Bovey and enjoy a walk at High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor. All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within a short car journey from the hotel.
Address: A30 Whiddon Down, Merrymeet Junction, Exeter Road, EX20 2QT
Telephone: 08719 846048
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Two Bridges Hotel
The Two Bridges Hotel – your oasis of comfort and fine Devon hospitality in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Find us perched on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River, with jaw-dropping countryside and bracing walks in every direction. Step inside and discover a warm Devon welcome, comfortable hotel rooms in which to rest the night, fine restaurant dining, characterful lounges, and a bustling bar. And all in beautifully historic surroundings.
Walking in Devon
Walking has always been a popular activity in Devon, which isn’t a surprise given the region’s stunning landscapes, golden sands and crystal clear waters. Whether you’re a keen hiker or just a fan of taking a stroll, there’s no better place to walk than in Devon.