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Covering 368 square miles of great natural beauty the scenery in the park ranges from deep wooded valleys and patchwork fields, to the rugged splendor 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.
Mapped walks directly out from the hotel, please ask at the desk.. We are always happy to point you in the right direction of a good walk with some local Dartmoor folk lore.
Dartmoor Electric Bicyles - 01364 631292 or 07980632158
Explore hidden Dartmoor... our guides know Dartmoor intimately and will lead you along routes carefully planned to include its diverse and fascinating history. Enjoy stunning scenery... extraordinary and varied landscapes, panoramic views and peaceful picnic spots. Exercise without exhaustion... our top of the range Swiss and German bikes make cycling accessible and enjoyable whatever your level of experience.
Also do Mountain Bike Hire
Babeny Farm Stables, Poundsgate
Babeny Farm is one of the most respected riding establishments in the area and has been operating as a trekking centre for more than 30 years.
It’s located near Poundsgate and is a Duchy Dartmoor Farm that is currently farmed by a fourth generation of the Wilkinson family.
Absolute beginners as well as more experienced riders are welcome to take up the reins and experience Dartmoor’s stunning landscape from the back of one of Babeny’s wonderful horses.
Groups are split according to ability with the option of 1 hour (£35) 2 hour (£50) or half day pub rides (£65).
If you’d like more information visit www.babenystables.co.uk or call Dee Dee on 01364 631296.
Newnham Park Shooting Ground, Plympton.
www.newnham.co.uk 01752 348066
Ashcombe Adventure, Nr Dawlish.
www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk 01626 866766
There are over 40 National Trust Properties across the South West, we have listed the few that are closest to us here at Prince Hall.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Buckland Abbey, Buckland
Saltram House, Plymouth
Cotehele, St. Dominic
The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum
The Eden Project, St Austell
Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell
Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum &Tree Nursery
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Mythic Garden &Sculpture Exhibition, Chagford
Fly fishing on the River Dart - see fishing page
(we do not stock fishing licences here at Prince Hall but you can get them from Princetown Stores)
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
Dartmoor National Park Vister Center
Tavistock - Great Market Town
Dartington Cider Press, Bovey Tracey
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
Chagford - Old Market Town
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Various Steam Railways and River Trips
Dartmoor National Park Zoo - Plymouth
Tree surfers - Tavistock
Miniature Pony Center - Chagford
Barbican Theatre - Plymouth
Theatre Royal - Plymouth
Buckfast Butterfly Farm - Buckfastleigh
Kents Cavern - Plymouth
Tavistock Cheese Shop
The Dartmoor Artisan Trail
Totnes - Old Market Town
Sharpham Vine Yard