Dartmoor

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Places to stay in Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park covers a large part of Devon in the West Country, and is perhaps most famous for its depiction in the Sherlock Holmes' famous Hound of the Baskervilles. Covered in purple heather, and featuring a number of wide-open landscapes, rolling valleys and obscure stone tors, Dartmoor has all the makings of the ideal family adventure holiday.

Whether you are exploring this vast 368 square miles of moorland by foot or bike, you will never tire of discovering the wonderful members of the Dartmoor wildlife - and with so many different landmarks to spot too, it really rewards repeat visits.

 
Hostels in Dartmoor
Hostels in Dartmoor

Located right in the centre of this famous national park, YHA Dartmoor and YHA Okehampton are the perfect places to stay to ensure you enjoy the ultimate outdoor activity break to the max. YHA Dartmoor is a child-friendly hostel, surrounded by the open moorland and forest of the Dartmoor National Park, providing a truly unforgettable stay. YHA Okehampton and YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor are perfect for a family activity break, with activities at the hostel and nearby.

 

Five Free Things To Do In Dartmoor

Dartmoor Letterboxing
For the ultimate family activity, why not try Dartmoor's version of a treasure hunt? Hundreds of letterboxes are hidden all over the moor - how many can you find?

Dartmoor National Park
The Dartmoor National Park is full to burst with walks and activities sure to tire out even the most active child, so make sure you pack a picnic and supplies before heading out.

Dartmoor Ponies
This hardy breed of pony is native to Dartmoor, and happily roams free around the national park and has recently been granted Rare Breed status. Remember - you are not allowed to feed them!

Bigbury on Sea Beach
Should you fancy swapping walking boots for flip-flops, Bigbury on Sea beach is the place for you. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this safe stretch of sand will keep children occupied for hours.

Exmoor National Park
Should you manage to exhaust all of the available options in Dartmoor, just a short journey north will place you within the equally spectacular Exmoor National Park.

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