The Dramatic Dartmoor Park
Dartmoor National Park's landscape is as dramatic as its weather. From its striking granite tors to steep wooded river valleys
Dartmoor National Park's landscape is as dramatic as its weather. From its striking granite tors to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather covered moorland to tucked away villages and hamlets. It is a land of contrasts - some people come to experience the tranquillity by getting away from it all, whilst others come to get active.
Dartmoor has 450 miles (730km) of paths, tracks and open moorland for you to explore on foot, bike or horseback and it is also a great place to try out new activities, such as climbing and geocaching.
Dartmoor National park has a wealth of activities for all of the family to enjoy. Please visit the Dartmoor website for more information on available activities.
Hound Tor and its deserted medieval village is certainly worth a visit.
At the base of the tor are the remains of an abandoned medieval village. It is believed that the village was abandoned due to plague in the fourteenth century. Granite tors are the defining feature of Dartmoor, and Hound Tor is certainly an impressive example. If you can face the climb to the top you will be rewarded with a view of the great expanse that is Dartmoor- if the weather’s in your favour anyway!
Dogs are welcome on leads and parking is about half a mile walk across moor to the monument.
For more information please go to the Visit South Devon website.