Dartmoor Family Attractions
Take a look at some of the things you can do and see with your family right here on Dartmoor.
Maybe you want to experience life in Victorian times in a working museum, visit the miniature ponies, take a trip on a steam train, or explore a castle; whatever your requirements, we have something for all the family on Dartmoor.
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Large red words on the OS Map spell out a warning to hikers and tourists alike: Danger Area restricted access. I had this notion that the northern landscape of Dartmoor was a fenced off landscape, uninviting to hikers. Littered with UXBs and danger!
The River Dart Country Park is packed with adventures and fun for all the family. With over 25 activities included in the price, let your children's imagination run wild - there's excitement for the whole family around every corner!
The Bear Grylls Survival Academy set out two years ago to run Adventure Survival courses for Children, Family’s and Adults in extreme or challenging environments.
My OS Map showed a car park at Two Bridges, located at the edge of a small disused quarry. The weather was typical Dartmoor, cloud and the 50/50 chance of rain, sunshine, drizzle, blue sky, cloud. You’ll get used to it. Bring your coat.
Ride over Dartmoor in a small group tailored to your experience, whether a total beginner, experienced rider or somewhere in between. Lessons and Livery also available. Qualified and experienced staff, British Horse Society Approved, TDC Licensed.
Her main passion is Fine Art Animal Portraiture but has recently discovered a new love for Landscape Photography, in particular, focusing on the Ancient and Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor and its magnificent Tors and vistas.
Dartmoor Electric Bicycles offer bespoke GUIDED TOURS and E BIKE HIRE, and are the perfect way to explore the diverse and beautiful National Park. Our top of the range German and Swiss e bikes ensure a comfy ride and a fabulous adventure.
Clyst Road, Topsham
Adventure360UK is a unique adventure company based right on the edge of the Dartmoor national park in Devon. Although we are based in South Western England, much of the world is our adventure playground.
Dartmoor walks don’t have to involve donning a huge rucksack and striding out onto the granite plateau, reliant on your navigation skills. Particularly on the eastern and southern sides – where rivers have cut deeply into softer slates and shales –...
“I have never before in my long and eclectic career been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” - Steven Speilberg
The beautiful countryside around Okehampton is rich with wildlife, steeped in history and waiting to be explored.....just take a walk.
Distance: 5 miles
Start/End point: Meldon Viaduct
Meldon Viaduct, to the west of Okehampton, is a superb example of Victorian engineering. This walk starts at the Viaduct and includes several elements of Victorian interest
Explore beautiful Dartmoor on Horseback. No previous experience required. Pub rides are geared to any ability and all rides are accompanied by an experienced escort.
18 miles between Haytor on Dartmoor and Teignmouth on the south coast; the Way traces the route by which granite was exported from Dartmoor via the unique Haytor Granite Tramway and the Stover Canal and is comprehensively waymarked except on the open
The walks are in the area to the southwest of Okehampton - taking in spectacular views of the high moors, and of Meldon Reservoir and Viaduct.
I started photographing landscapes in 2012 when I made a risky purchase of a full frame DSLR camera (Digital Single-Lens Reflex). My drive to take better images started here.
A great confidence builder when moving on from the Discovery Trail.
Start on the short loop and build up your stamina by adding on the long loop.
A combination of surfaces, some narrow sections and gentle gradients for intermediate cyclists.
Cycle the beautiful, breathtaking, off road purpose built Granite Way Trail with Devon Cycle Hire. Top quality adult and children's mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, Tag-a-longs, child seats and buggies. A fantastic day out for the whole family.
The route passes close to Brent Tor. If you decide to do the longer journey, then you will also pass Lydford Gorge and Waterfall (National Trust) and Lydford Castle (English Heritage).
This is a moderate walk of 5.5 miles takes in an ancient trackway and two crosses, or is a 3-mile easy stroll up and back to Avon Dam near South Brent.