Dartmoor

Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

Places to visit

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Outdoor adventures

Castle Drogo

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Visitors running at a National Trust site

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to spring walks.

Upcoming events

Castle Drogo

Evening garden tour

Thu 17 Aug 2017
18:00-19:30
Join one of our garden team on this very special tour of the Castle Drogo garden after hours when the garden is at its most magical. £6 per person. Please call 01647 433306 to book.
Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:00-16:30
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
Lydford Gorge

Wild sculpture scavenger hunt

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:00-16:30
When you visit the gorge over the summer holidays see how many wild sculptures you can spot on your walk.
The Church House

Paintings of Dartmoor

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:30-16:30
Watercolours of the Dartmoor landscape by local artist, Chris Court
Lydford Gorge

Wild Sewing

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:30-12:30
Learn how to use a vintage hand sewing machine with textile enthusiast Sarah from Just Sewn Stories. Create a mini work of art that expresses your thoughts about Lydford Gorge to be displayed for future visitors to admire.
Castle Drogo

The Teign through time trail

Fri 18 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Hunt for the clues around the garden and grounds as the clock gets turned back on a million years of history in the Teign Gorge. (£1 per trail, normal admission applies).
Find more places to explore

Devon

Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.

Exeter

There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter

Plymouth

Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.