Dartmoor and the Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon, towards the south of the county, covering a total of 368 square miles. It is an area known for its stunning high open moorland capped with exposed granite tops and is a haven for all kinds of wildlife, protected by national park status. It is particularly famous for the semi wild ponies which roam here, a sight which draws plenty of tourists every year.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in Dartmoor
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
Few things are more tranquil than a downstream paddle in a canoe. With canoe hire available throughout the UK, there’s an opportunity to experience it for yourself wherever you live.
From paddling the flat waters of the UK’s canals to riding the waves on a sit-on-top kayak or tackling the white water of a raging river, there’s a type of kayaking to suit every type of adventurer.