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January 2020

  • Dog Friendly Days Out – Scorhill Stone Circle16-01-2020

    Scorhill has been one of my favourite places to visit with my dogs for over twenty years, so I was excited to see what puppy Maisie made of it on…

  • Dog Friendly Dartmoor Pubs 16-01-2020

    Dartmoor pubs, with a warm welcome and roaring log fire to sit in front of after an afternoon spent exploring the magic of Dartmoor, are some of…

  • Looking back to autumn on Dartmoor15-01-2020

    Looking back over last year’s photos of autumn it would appear we had a fabulous time playing in the golden sunshine, rolling in crisp, dry…

December 2019

  • How Dartmoor Villages are Preserving a British Icon23-12-2019

    The red K6 telephone box has been an icon of the British landscape since it was introduced in 1936, it was the sixth variation of the telephone kiosk…

  • Christmas Mini-Breaks20-12-2019

    Does taking a break away from all the madness over the Christmas or New Year period sound appealing? Yes, we know that feeling!

    We’ve taken…

  • Why Dartmoor Is A Butterfly Haven17-12-2019

    In this guest article, Rachel Brown of DIY Garden shares her knowledge on Dartmoor’s fascinating butterfly population and why they’re…

November 2019

October 2019

  • The Joys of Cycling Through Dartmoor31-10-2019

    Today I’m out biking early. Cycling through the morning’s crisp autumnal air, dipping into valleys of low-lying clouds and climbing up as…

  • Maisie enjoys the West Okement River and Woodland Walk28-10-2019

    We started our walk in the free car park next door to Okehampton Castle, where you can either climb a wooden stile onto the wooden footbridge across…

  • Gifts and Experiences at Pennywell Farm23-10-2019

    As the days get shorter, the air gets colder and winter approaches, we know that Christmas is just around the corner. We all begin to think about the…

  • Family Attractions on Dartmoor for Half Term22-10-2019

    You never know what the weather will do at the end of October, it could be lovely enough to enjoy some wonderful family walks and bike rides, or it…

  • 2019/20 Devon Tourism Awards finalists & commended21-10-2019

    The Finalists have been announced for this year’s Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at The Riviera International Conference Centre…

  • Family Fun for Half Term15-10-2019

    Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth

    Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland just 20 minutes from Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo features the largest collection of Big…

  • Maisie loves Abbeyford Woods! 14-10-2019

    I first discovered this beautiful woodland about 20 years ago when I moved to Sticklepath with my then dogs Jake (Golden Retriever) and Bruce…

  • 5 Fabulous Dartmoor Days Out (and more besides!)13-10-2019

    Half Term is nearly upon us, so we’ve had a look at some of the fun events that you can enjoy on and around Dartmoor, and listed five of…

  • Maisie visits Sourton Tors01-10-2019

    A few weeks ago I had promised to deliver some of our Discover Dartmoor magazines to Tavistock Visitor Centre, and thought it would be fun for…

September 2019

  • Meldon Quarry with Maisie26-09-2019

    This lovely spot has long been a favourite of mine, I used to bring Daisy and Skye here on a regular basis so introducing Maisie to the river and…

  • Afternoon tea with Maisie at the very dog-friendly Two Bridges Hotel25-09-2019

    If you’re looking for a dog-friendly spot on Dartmoor to enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with your canine companion, we can highly recommend…

  • Half Term Happiness on Dartmoor, Devon25-09-2019

    Half Term is coming, and hopefully some wonderful weather for us all to enjoy while we are getting out and about on Dartmoor. Devon is breathtakingly…

  • Dog-friendly Cream Tea Cafes, Tea Rooms and Farm Shops24-09-2019

    Who doesn’t love a Cream Tea, served with a pot of fresh tea……especially outdoors and in a place that also welcomes your dogs…

  • Dog-friendly hotels18-09-2019

    More and more of us these days would prefer to take our dogs on holiday with us, rather than leaving them behind either in kennels or with a…

  • Autumn on Dartmoor16-09-2019

    I don’t know about you, but living in Devon my absolute favourite time of year is the autumn. On Dartmoor, of course every season has its…

July 2019

  • The Dartmoor Artist18-07-2019

    Peering from the window of our cottage, which overlooks the rolling hillside of the moor, I am ‘wine in hand’, sipping on a nice cool…

June 2019

May 2019

  • Volunteer with Your Family in Dartmoor15-05-2019

    Dartmoor may be blessed with lots of natural beauty, but this is also the very reason why it needs to be preserved. It’s not easy to safeguard…

April 2019

March 2019

  • Easter on Dartmoor28-03-2019

    Easter is the perfect time to head to Dartmoor for some family fun, extraordinary scenery and fine dining!

    There are so many things to do on…

  • Literary Landscapes: Dartmoor11-03-2019

    By Kate Riffler www.theonlinegoverness.com

    Miles into gathering mists the sun set, soaking into the distant blue hills. Sunset loomed, orange,…

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

  • Your Dartmoor Christmas Diary24-12-2018

    A Dartmoor Christmas is all about great food and great days out on the Moor. Rebecca Martin (Visitor Services Manager, Dartmoor National Park)…

  • Last Minute Christmas & New Year Offers!20-12-2018

    It’s so nearly Christmas, and there is so much on offer in Dartmoor National Park and the surrounding area of this beautiful county of Devon…

  • Festive Fun For All The Family in Dartmoor19-12-2018

    By Jane Sandwood Freelance Writer and Editor

    Exeter Christmas market has been identified as one of the top five Christmas markets in…

  • Dartmoor - The Healer04-12-2018

    By Seren Kiremitcioglu www.serenkiremitcioglu.com

    When you get diagnosed with depression, the one thing everyone tells you to do is to…

November 2018

  • What to Wear When Hiking Through Dartmoor16-11-2018

    By Jane Sandwood Freelance Writer and Editor

    Dartmoor is a haven for hikers, home to tumbling rivers and lush fields of heather that attract…

  • How To Photograph Your Devon Walks12-11-2018

    By NinjaKeith at walkingninja.com

    Have you ever spent your day walking on Dartmoor, casually taking photos of the scenery around you, only to get…

October 2018

  • 5 BIG reasons to take your family glamping22-10-2018

    Glamping is, by its very nature, about enjoying all the best bits about camping and cutting out all the not so nice bits. Due to this it has…

  • Fishing on Dartmoor05-10-2018

    A Guide For Tourists: The Best Fishing Rivers To Explore At Dartmoor

    By Jane Sandwood Freelance Writer and Editor

    One of the most…

September 2018

August 2018

  • Outstanding Views To Paint On Dartmoor30-08-2018

    By Jane Sandwood Freelance Writer and Editor

    Dartmoor has been a haven for artists for hundreds of years. There is such variety in the…

  • Delicious Dartmoor map12-08-2018

    Fabulous Food in the Heart of Devon – Dartmoor.

    So many people who visit Devon ask us to give them suggestions for places to eat and drink,…

July 2018

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