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

Places to visit

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Where to go today?

Explore the estate on a weekly parkrun

Dartmoor parkruns 

Looking for somewhere to start your New Year's resolutions? Why not join us at a Dartmoor parkrun?

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

The Drake portrait

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey 

A rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited in his former Devon home.

Upcoming events

Castle Drogo

Butterfly Safari at Fingle Woods

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Fun for all the family as you help Butterfly Conservation and the Fingle Rangers search for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count and join in with fun butterfly themed crafts and games. Free but booking essential at https://...
Buckland Abbey

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Sat 20 Jul 2019
This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.
Castle Drogo

'What's the story?' trail

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Follow this trail around the garden reading and answering questions about popular story books. £1 (includes a badge as a prize).
Buckland Abbey

Summer of Fun - fused glassworkshops

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Fancy trying something new? Have a go at fused glass art, suitable for the whole family.
Lydford Gorge

Animal tracks summer trail

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Can you discover which wild animals have left their footprints all around the gorge?
Lydford Gorge

Fantastic flags

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Make your own natural paints and brushes to decorate your ‘Lydford explorer’ flag and let everyone know you conquered the gorge.
Solsbury Hill

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Behind the scenes from experts

Walkers admiring the view from Little Trowlesworthy Tor, near Cadover Bridge, Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon.

Summer walks on Dartmoor 

Dartmoor is best explored on foot, and the wildlife that calls it home is particularly active at the moment. The landscape is colourful and lush; full of wonderful views and photo opportunities.


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


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


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