AROUND BURRATOR HOUSE
Dartmoor has it all. Stunning scenery, vast open spaces and secluded valleys, magical woodland and massive, towering granite tors. Down through the ages ponies have roamed free in semi-feral herds, ancient stone circles, mystical granite stone rows and fascinating old hut settlements will fire your imagination and take you back in time.
But there’s more! Fantastic walking direct onto the moor from the door of these gorgeous stone cottages, or bring your bikes and explore different areas every day without ever needing to get your car out! Dartmoor has some of the best horse riding in the country, and several superb riding stables, offering horses for every ability.
DARTMOOR ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Touring and sightseeing are popular activities and you are spoilt for choice, with numerous National Trust Properties, gardens, interesting towns and villages to visit.
Plymouth is the attractive shopping centre for most of Devon and Cornwall. The splendid Theatre Royal offers a wide and ever changing range of entertainments. Plymouth also has facilities for fishing, sailing and diving in addition to most other sports and the brand new Life Centre, for swimming, gym, climming and much more. Not to mention Plymouth is home to Olympian Tom Daley!
Closer at hand is Buckland Abbey, once the home of Sir Francis Drake, and the ancient stannary town of Tavistock. Here, the narrow winding streets offer an interesting variety of small, specialist shops and the award winning Pannier Market dating from 1105, open 5 days a week Tuesday to Saturday. Tavistock also has the Meadowlands Leisure Pool providing water fun and activity for everyone. Also within reach is the Cathedral City of Exeter and the beaches of North and South Devon.
Dartmoor is a wild and rugged expanse of land covering 365 square miles. The landscape is a wonderful mixture of rocky tors, wooded valleys, moorlands, brooks and rushing rivers. This superb scenery is interspersed with historic towns and pretty villages. Moor ponies, sheep and cattle roam freely, whilst skylarks and buzzards call from above.
Dartmoor, and the Sheepstor region in particular, is a walkers paradise, either for a short stroll or a more meaningful hike across the moor to one of the many tors within reach. Riding, cycling and fishing are all available, along with golf on the three local courses. Other activities can be found in Tavistock and Plymouth. The coast is only a short drive away where you can swim and try a wide range of water sports.
Visit the nearby location used for War Horse
Walk or cycle around Burrator Reservoir
Visit the ancient stannery town of Tavistock, now a World Hertiage site.
Plymouth is within 20 miniutes reach for a city trip, lots to see and do!
Stunning coastline and beaches on the north and south coast.