Discover Dartmoor's countryside

Dartmoor's woodland, rivers and rock formations are a wonderful place to explore and have an adventure. You might even spot a famous Dartmoor pony roaming free on the moor. Here's some ideas of places to go.

The river Teign running underneath Fingle Bridge.

Fingle Bridge

A calm spot over the River Teign with unspoilt woods

Family walking along the rock paths at Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge

Not far from Tavistock, Lydford Gorge is the deepest river gorge in the South West, with a spectacular 30m waterfall. There are a range of walks available to suit different abilities and time scales, all of which take in special the geology, flora and fauna of this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Looking towards Bovey Tracey from Parke, Devon

Parke

A peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside

A misty morning in Hembury Woods, Devon

Hembury and Holne Woods

Lichen-clad, ancient oak woodland valleys following the River Dart

Cyclists cycling through Plymbridge

Plymbridge Woods

A wooded valley opening up to the moors of Dartmoor with a rich and varied industrious past

Cadover Bridge, Dartmoor

Cadover Bridge

Tranquil moorland by the River Plym with pools. Starting point for walks across open moors and tors, or ancient woodland

Foxgloves

Shaugh Bridge

Ancient oakwoods and mossy boulders cloak the Plym Valley; riverside walks pass the atmospheric Dewerstone Rocks and industrial ruins.