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Camping in Dartmoor

Campsites in Dartmoor

With fast flowing rivers, deep valleys and heather covered moorlands forming a picturesque landscape, campers in Dartmoor National Park won’t ever be lost for things to do. Discover our campsites in Dartmoor here.

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If you're camping in Dartmoor, you certainly won't be short of things to do in the great outdoors.

The parks eight reservoirs offer fishing with some also being used for canoeing. Those camping in Dartmoor will find plenty of ways to make use of the 35,000 hectares of land which have both foot and horse riding access. For active campers, the Two Moors way connects both Dartmoor and Exmoor so there is plenty of space to walk, run and cycle on your holiday.

Things to do in Dartmoor

Cycle or walk the Granite Way, a spectacular 11-mile track from Lydford to Okehampaton. Keen fishers can find brown and rainbow trout in the Burrator reservoir (permits from the garage in Yelverton). Horse-riding is also available from the award-winning Cholwell Riding Stables at Mary Tavy near Tavistock.

Places to visit

A good place to start your visit to Dartmoor is the National Park Visitor Centre at Princetown, east of Tavistock Club Site. Displays and exhibitions here give a wonderful insight into the history, culture and wildlife of the area. Princetown also offers excellent access to the north and south moors for hill walkers. Further east is Hay Tor (the most popular Tor on Dartmoor) and the Granite Tramway. Head south east from Tavistock Club Site for Sheepstor, the beautiful village where Stephen Spielberg’s Warhorse was filmed. Nearby Burrator Reservoir has a circular cycling/walking track that follows the lanes around the water and is suitable for families. Many more trails lead off onto Dartmoor. North of Tavistock campsite, Lydford boasts a castle and the stunning Lydford Gorge which stretches for one and a half miles from the Devil’s Cauldron whirlpool to the 100ft Whitelady Waterfall.

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