Days out on Dartmoor

Riverside walks, castles, gorges and plenty of history await on Dartmoor. Why not see what you can do?

Blacksmith shaping metal on the anvil at Finch Foundry, Devon

A real working forge at Finch Foundry 

See a real forge in action. Water wheels and giant hammers await. Just off the A30, it's great for a cup of tea to break up a long journey too.

A view of Tunnel Falls on the Lydford Gorge trail

11 things to do this summer at Lydford Gorge

Nature can be a great inspiration or just great fun, see how we’re using nature to make memories at the gorge this summer.

Explore the Buckland Abbey estate

Family fun at Buckland Abbey 

There's plenty of summer fun to be had at the home of Sir Francis Drake near Tavistock.

Gril taking part in a school holiday trail

Summer fun at Castle Drogo

From miles of walks and craft activities every Tuesday, there's lots to keep you entertained this summer.

Two girls fill in trail booklets in the sunshine

Saltram Grand Tour summer trail 2019 

Calling all explorers, come and enjoy some thrilling family fun with Saltram's Grand Tour trail.

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.

The parkland at Parke, Devon

A walk around Parke

Discover the fascinating history of Parke on this walk around its boundary.

The hot border in the Cider House garden

Beautiful summer gardens

Come and see the garden in full bloom this summer. Between June and August the garden is at its best, filled with colour and scent and there are plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic.

View from the roof of Castle Drogo, Devon, towards Dartmoor and the Teign Valley

Teign Valley Classic Circuit, Newton Abbot 

A walk across the Teign Valley, with views of Castle Drogo, Sharp Tor and Whiddon deer park is perfect for spotting wildlife in winter.

Visitors and dogs at the Whitelady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Explore the enchanted forest at Lydford Gorge 

Among the ancient trees of Lydford Gorge, Devon, are the spectacular White Lady Waterfall and the Devil's Cauldron. Visit with your family to discover its secrets.

Cadover Bridge, Devon

Cadover Bridge and the Dewerstone

Take in the stunning views over South Devon on this circular route over open moorland and through wooded valleys

Dewerstone Woods, Plymbridge Woods and Plym Valley, Devon

Discovering Dewerstone Wood

Take a one-mile walk at Dewerstone Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest important for its landscape and wildlife as well its archaeology and industrial heritage.

Remains of a tunnel brick kiln, Dewerstone Woods, Devon

Bricks, boulders and bronze walk at Dewerstone

Step back in time on a walk through Dewerstone, the site of many archaeological finds - some dating back as far as the Bronze Age.

Mum and daughter walk their dog through the spring park at Saltram, Devon
Walking trail

Saltram boundary walk 

This walk follows parkland and woodland, providing views of the estuary and Blaxton saltmarsh, where the woodland flowers are particularly beautiful at spring time.