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Walking in Dartmoor – Where to Find the Best Walking Locations

September 15, 2020 6:45 am

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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.

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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.

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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.

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