Dartmoor is one of Britain’s National Parks. Within the park you can find spectacular moorlands, wooded valleys and the famous granite Tors. There are also lots of towns and attractions to visit.
On weekdays there are buses to many places around the moor, including Princetwon, Moretonhampstead, Chagford, Okehampton and Tavistock.
The Transmoor Link 82 runs on Sundays only and travels from Exeter to Plymouth via Moretonhampstead, Postbridge and Princetown (29th May – 18th September only). During the winter there are no bus services to the heart of the moor.
Things to do
Perhaps best known for the infamous Dartmoor Prison, Princetown is also home to the High Moorland Visitor Centre where you will find displays about the history, culture and wildlife of Dartmoor. You can also visit the Dartmoor prison museum to learn more about its history, from housing prisoners of war through to more recent times. Bus 98 serves Princetown Monday – Saturday and the 82 on Sunday (29th May – 18th September only).
An ancient market town situated on the edge of Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead has a selection of pubs and cafes and is a good starting point to walk onto the heart of the moor. Buses 173, 178, and 359 serve Moretonhampstead.
Situated near to Dresteignton this National Trust property was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe. You can look around the castle, find out about its hsitory in the visitor centre, or enjoy afternnon tea in the café. Bus 173 passes the end of the Castle drive.
The deepest river gorge in the South West, where the River Lyd tumbles down a spectacular wooded gorge. Visit the 30-metre high Whitelady waterfall, walk out over the Devils Cauldron, or just enjoy the spectacular setting. Please note that visiting the gorge does involve some strenuous walking. Bus 118 passes both ends of the Gorge.
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