Dartmoor & the surrounding area
This tor is probably one of the most visited rock tors on Dartmoor, it is close to the road and can be climbed to the top for good views.
The carpark is popular in summer, and ice creams and soft drinks are sold to refresh you after your climb.
Around the rear of the tor you can still see signs of an old railway where horses were used to haul quarried stone. This is where the Dartmoor ponies commonly seen on the moor originally came from.
The quarry can still be seen if you walk past the tor away from the road with good views down to Widecombe.
Dartmeet is an area of outstanding beauty with a large car-park with walks up and down the river.
Dartmeet gets its name from where the East Dart meets the West Dart.
A pretty village popular with walkers and coach parties in Summer and Winter. There are Tea Rooms, walks, Pubs and Restaurants, and a large car park.
The village is famous for the song Widecombe Fair and Uncle Tom Cobbly and all.
The famous Fair is on the second Tuesday in September.
The Dartmoor National Park is popular all year round and is easily accessed as the edge of the moor is only minutes from the main A38 between Exeter and Plymouth.
The moor is famous for the many tors that can be easily climbed for fantastic views of the surrounding Devon countryside.
Ashburton and Tavistock are within easy driving distance, with the Devon coast offering an alternative days outing. The moor is also ideal to enjoy cycling, walking and riding.
More information can be found at www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk