Towns & Villages - Central Dartmoor
Most people, when they think of Dartmoor tend to have in their minds the extraordinary areas encompassed in the central part of the moor.
Here you will find the famous town of Princetown, with it’s iconic prison, fascinating National Park visitor centre and the starting point for many fantastic walks.
Two Bridges and Postbridge are hugely popular tourist spots with their lovely bridges and central location. Also at Postbridge is a National Park visitor centre, just across the road from Bellever Forest, where Heritage Dartmoor ponies are grazing as part of a conservation project.
Widecombe-in-the Moor is a must, with its lovely church and great pubs and cafes. Don’t forget the Widecombe Fair in September too, one of the most popular shows on Dartmoor.
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An attractive hamlet, which is ideal as a base for walking. Famous for the largest clapper bridge, dating back to the 13th century.
There is an Information Centre open Easter - Nov, weekends to New Year.
Named after animal enclosure once common in English villages. Old smithy with mounting block opposite 17thC post office and bakery, now houses.
The village that everyone knows through the popular song (Tom Pearce and his Grey Mare). Widecombe is a big draw for visitors the world over. The church tower is visible from many vantage points around the eastern moorlands. The Widecombe Fair is hel
Hamlet of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Near Two Moors Way.
Princetown - the highest town on Dartmoor - is situated in an expanse of high open moorland and is the starting point for many of Dartmoor's guided walks.
A scattered hamlet where two main roads and the West Dart and Cowsick rivers converge.
Bridges have been here since ancient times hence the name of the hamlet .
A famous beauty spot, where east and west branches of the River Dart meet in a steep, wooded valley.
This is one of Devon's "dream villages" nestling on the edge of the Moor with a medieval church made up of stone quarried on the Moor, and a cluster of thatched cottages overlooking the woodland of Holne Chase - a very popular tourist attraction. Th
Tiny hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor. Ideal base for exploring the moor.