Dartmoor Free Days Out
Yes, free. There is lots to do for free on Dartmoor, just take a look at a selection below.
Climb a tor, explore a bronze age village, cycle the Granite Way, play games at the House of Marbles, or visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust; whatever your requirements, we have something for everyone on Dartmoor.
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The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is a registered charity created to work with the pony keepers on Dartmoor to preserve the traditional type of native Dartmoor Pony, which is now on the Native Breeds at Risk Register.
House of Marbles is a unique attraction located in Bovey Tracey, the 'Gateway to the Moors'. Free entry, free parking & dogs are welcome. You will find a large gift shop with a variety of interesting goodies, fully licensed daytime restaurant,...
Burrator reservoir is situated within Dartmoor, and the tranquil water and surrounding mixed woodland contrasts sharply with the open moor and the rugged Dartmoor tors.
This site takes it's name from a small oak wood. This amazing woodland is important for the mosses and lichens that festoon the trees and the impressive granite boulders found on the site.
Haldon Forest Park is 3500 acres of forest just fifteen minutes from Exeter. With so much to see and do Haldon has it all for a fun day out.
Black-a-Tor Copse is one of the best examples of high altitude oak woodland in Britain. The lichens and mosses that drape the trees are nationally important- and grow here in this unique clean air woodland.
Brent Tor is one of the most impressive rock outcrops on Dartmoor. It is unusual as it is one of the few tors on Dartmoor not to be made of granite. With St Michael’s Church at its top, it makes a distinctive and famous silhouette.
Green Hill is Dartmoor's leading dedicated Art Gallery and Shop.
Dartmoor's major visitor and interpretation centre in the heart of the moor. Exciting displays for all the family about Dartmoor's natural and cultural heritage and a wide array of information, local gifts and Dartmoor souvenirs.
Riverside Mill plays host to one of the South West’s biggest crafts venue with galleries, craft shop & café with a great landscape view.
Bellever Forest is well worth a visit.
Enjoy the tranquillity of a picnic by the East Dart River or take an exhilarating walk to the stunning views from Bellever Tor.
Okehampton and Lydford
The Granite Way is an 11 mile cycle and walkway running along a former railway line between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor.A journey along the Granite Way offers good views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor.
This viaduct was built in 1874 and spans 165 metres over the remains of mineral mines. The views from the viaduct span across to Meldon Dam and reservoir to the south west. The views of this dam almost 50 metres high are as impressive as the original
Surrounded by open moorland, Meldon is a breathtaking reservoir lake 900 feet above sea level teeming with native wildlife; befriend one of the fishermen sat on the steep banks and you may glimpse a brown trout!