The stunning and wild landscape of Dartmoor has long stirred people’s imaginations – from myths and legends – or are they – of ghosts and witches, it is easy to see how these wild moors can invoke such things.
Today, Dartmoor is a place that many people enjoy. Long country walks on the moors and a holiday here is often enough to help you to relax and unwind in amongst such natural beauty. This is Tarka country so lucky people may catch a glimpse of one of the native wild otters, and the Dartmoor ponies graze happily on the moors.
If you plan to visit Dartmoor and get out and explore, the map shop walking maps will ensure that you don’t get lost – here are some of the best walks in Dartmoor…
Wistman’s Wood – This woodland is incredibly old – over 6000 years old. A walk through these tranquil and beautiful old trees is a real treat, and there are places nearby where you can settle down afterwards for a traditional Devonshire cream tea.
The River Bovey – For an easy walk, as well as a scenic one, the route from Moorland view takes you to Bovey castle along the path of the beautiful River Bovey. The castle itself has beautiful gardens to explore.
Brent Tor – For some of the most outstanding views in Dartmoor, head to Brent Tor. The church of St Michael De Rupe sits at the summit, providing a romantic setting to watch the sunset over the moor.