Dartmoor National Park is one of Britain’s Breathing Spaces, and a member of the 15-strong National Park family. Covering an area of 368 square miles, Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England but it is much more than that.
Dartmoor – the film location
January 2012 saw the release of the Spielberg blockbuster, Warhorse. Dartmoor was chosen for its stunning light and landscape and you can enjoy the areas that so captivated the Hollywood Legend by visiting the areas listed on the dedicated Warhorse page.
Haytor National Park Information Centre
The National Park Information Centre at Haytor is a good base to start exploring Dartmoor. As well as the centre there are toilets and a carpark nestling in the shadow of Haytor and only a 20 minute drive from Magnolia Lodge.
Dartmoor – The Active Choice
Whilst many people come to Dartmoor to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to recharge their batteries, many come to get active! With over 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, there is an abundance of walking routes to suit all tastes and abilities. Dartmoor also boasts a variety of cycle routes, both on and off road, making it as challenging as you want it. And there is also the small matter of horse-riding, climbing, letterboxing, geo-caching or kayaking. For details on the opportunities visit the Active Dartmoor website.
Tour of Great Britain
If you were inspired by the Tour of Britain passing over Dartmoor in September 2012 and seeing local rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke win the King of the Mountain categories, then why not pick up a copy of the Dartmoor for Cyclists map available at National Park Information Centres and come and enjoy Dartmoor by bike either on or off road.