Summer walks on Dartmoor

Dartmoor is famous for its dramatic landscape, ideal for exploring on foot. It's a great time of year to be outside enjoying the warmer temperatures and the local wildlife does the same. Keep your eyes open at dusk for bats and spot birds soaring high on the thermals. Here's a few walks to try.

Visitors looking up at the starry night sky

Summer star gazing walk in the Teign Valley

Perfect for families and anyone interested in astronomy, this easy walk near Castle Drogo is a magical location for both star gazing and wildlife spotting.

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Gorge-ous views

This is a spectacular walk on Piddledown Common that overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge.

Stone sign post for Lady Well, Sticklepath, Devon

Walk in the footsteps of Tom Pearse

Take a riverside walk along Belstone Cleave starting from Finch Foundry.

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.

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.