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About Dartmoor

Covering 368 square miles of great natural beauty the scenery in the park ranges from deep wooded valleys and patchwork fields, to the rugged splendour of the tors and open moors rising to over 2,000 ft above sea level.

The wildlife is remarkable, with wild ponies, badgers, foxes, buzzards, lark, plover, curlew, snipe and heron; sheep and cattle also roam free.

This is wonderful country for walking, fly fishing, riding, shooting and golf, an ideal base for exploring and enjoying the rich heritage and countryside of Devon and Cornwall.

Walks
John Risdon's Guided walks -see walking page
Liz Niall Guided walks - see walking page

Mapped walks directly out from the hotel
Guided walks on the Moors by National Park Rangers
Lydford Gorge, Okehampton

 

Riding
Shilstone Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor. www.dartmoorstables.com 01364 621281

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Newnham Park Shooting Ground, Plympton.
www.newnham.co.uk 01752 348066
Ashcombe Adventure, Nr Dawlish.
www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk 01626 866766

 

National Trust Properties and Other Houses
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Buckland Abbey, Buckland
Saltram House, Plymouth
Cotehele, St. Dominic
Antony, Torpoint
Mount Edgecumbe, Cremyll, Torpoint

 

Art displayed and for sale at Prince Hall

 

 

Fishing
Fly fishing on the River Dart - see fishing page
Tuition and gillie services available

 

Golf
Tavistock Golf Club, Tavistock 18 hole.
www.tavistockgolfclub.org.uk
01822 612049
Hurdwich Golf Course & Club, Nr Tavistock 18 hole.
www.hurdwick.co.uk
01822 612746
Wolleigh Golf Club & Driving Range, Bovey Tracey 9 hole.
www.wolleighgc.co.uk 01626 836464
Hele Park Golf Centre, Newton Abbot 9 hole.
www.heleparkgolf.co.uk 01626 336060
Bovey Castle, Nr Moretonhampstead 18 hole.
www.boveycastle.com/golf 01647 445016

 

Gardens
The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum
The Eden Project, St Austell
Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell
Pencarrow, Bodmin
Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear

 

General Interest
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast
Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre, Gt. Torrington
Devon Guild of Craftsmen Craft Centre, Bovey Tracey
Mythic Garden & Sculpture Exhibition, Chagford
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
Yelverton Paperweight Centre, Yelverton
Various Steam Railways and River Trips
Morwellham Quay
Dartington Hall & Dartington Cider Press Centre, Dartington

Dog Friendly

"Very hard to leave the warm cosy room - roaring fire, cream teas & Lily to stroke. Thank you for the warm welcome."