Things to do in Dartmoor

The Edgemoor is in the perfect location to explore the whole of Devon. The enchanting Dartmoor National Park and South Devon coast are just minutes away.

Dartmoor National Park

The Edgemoor is situated right on the gateway to the moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty – perfect for walkers, cyclists, and adventurers.

Dartmoor National Park offers guided tours of its myths and legends. Or you can explore its castle ruins by yourself while enjoying the famous Dartmoor ponies.

This great outdoor space also offers challenges for those with the energy, with its many Tors, cycling hills, fishing spots, wild swimming, climbing, and horse riding.

South Devon Towns & Villages

South Devon’s many coastal gems and picturesque settlements are located within just one hour radius of the hotel. 

Take a day trip to Salcombe for the art galleries, high street, and restaurants. Or ride the sea tractor to the shores of beautiful Burgh Island.

Noss Mayo is a tiny paradise for birdwatchers, ramblers, and anglers. While Budleigh Salterton is ideal for a seaside trip complete with fish and chips and luxurious ice cream.

Adventure & Activities For All

If you’re looking to splash around then head to the South Devon Coast for a spot of sailing. Exmouth is well known for kite surfing and sea kayaking.

See the giraffes, rhinos, and meerkats at the award-winning Paignton Zoo, where you can ride the jungle train and let the kids run free in the indoor play area.

Those looking for a quieter time should ride the South Devon Railway. It offers a nostalgic steam train service with brilliant views of the River Dart.

Heritage Sites & Cultural Visits

Follow the steps of novelist Agatha Christie by visiting her holiday home at Greenway, which she called “the loveliest place in the world.”

See how Devon was protected at Dartmouth Castle, enjoy the views atop Totnes Castle, and learn about the romantic ghosts of Berry Pomeroy Castle.

Go on a cheese and wine tour at Sharpham Vineyard, discover the iconic ales brewed at Salcombe Brewery, and excite your palate at South Devon Chilli Farm. 

The Edgemoor Hotel

Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Devon