Accommodation on or near Dartmoor

Dartmoor Accommodation
Quailty Dartmoor B&B Bed and Breakfast accommodation & Self Catering Holiday Cottages

You can be assured of a warm welcome and made to feel at home. Relax and delight in the personal attention of these delightful properties. Some of these establishments provide delicious home-cooked evening meals made from locally-produced foods known for their quality and taste. Whether you are here for bed and breakfast or self catering holiday on Dartmoor , this is a home from home experience

 

Dartmoor - The Moor

 

Dartmoor is an amazing place full of heritage, wild life and beautiful scenery just waiting for you to explore in all seasons.

Dartmoor is the largest area of wild country in southern Britain . It is part of a vast raised granite plateau rising to 2037ft at its highest point High Willhays'. The moor receives the full force of the prevailing south westerly winds and has an annual rainfall often more than 60in (150 cm). Where the granite has been exposed to the elements frost, wind and rain have weathered it into fantastic blocks and shapes to form tors' and the most famous and accessible of which is Haytor' on the southern side of the moor. There are many small boulders of granite dotted beneath the tors.

Dartmoor is so much more than wild moorland, the high rainfall means a number of beautiful rivers and streams run though it and deep wooded valleys.The moor has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the wealth of Bronze Age remains in the form of standing stones, stone circles and rows, enclosures and hut circles can still be seen. About 5000 hut circles have been identified and it has been estimated that there could have been several thousand people living on the moor in settlements similar to that at Grimspound.

The best way to explore the moor is on foot, there are many maps and guides available to help you plan your route from either a gentle stroll through forests, around a moorland reservoir or a more strenuous route across the open moor land to explore the upper reaches of Dartmoor's rivers or you could hire a pony for an hour or two and explore the moor on horse back

There are many wonderful villages and hamlets to find on Dartmoor , such as Widecombe-in-the-moor, Lydford, Postbridge, Moretonhampstead, Dartmeet, Princetown, Chagford, Horrabridge and many more. Tavistock, Okehampton.

Just west of the village of Lydford , lies Lydford Gorge, where the River Lyd over the years has cut through the 1 ½ mile gorge via a series of waterfalls and whirlpools, the White lady being 30m high.

Between Tavistock and Okehampton lies the village of Brentor , famous for its church perched on the hill top 1000 ft (335m) above sea level, it is recognisable for many miles around and a fascinating place to explore.

Between Tavistock and Okehampton lies the village of Brentor , famous for its church perched on the hill top 1000 ft (335m) above sea level, it is recognisable for many miles around and a fascinating place to explore.

To the north of the moor lies the town of Okehampton , within minutes of leaving the town you enter the lovely wooded valley of the East Okement River , then cross farmland over looking Dartmoor 's highest tors before descending through woods surrounding the romantic ruins of Okehampton Castle .

Tin has been mined on Dartmoor since medieval times, Vitifer, Birch Tor and Golden Dagger mines were among the most important on Dartmoor between the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Birch Tor can be found between Postbridge and Grimspound.

 

 

 

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