The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Come early to get a table - there aren’t many and this pub is very popular.
We ate here twice whilst staying in Widecombe -it's a 'proper' rural pub with an exceptionally friendly landlord and a good variety of guest ales and wine. The menu was really interesting and the meals were generous and well cooked. The pub itself is small, but there is also a larger streamside beer garden. Would highly recommend - always lots of locals here too, which speaks volumes.
Lovely old-fashioned homely pub by Widecombe in the Moor. Locally sourced food and real ales straight from the barrel.
Hugged by red cliffs thick with vegetation, Shaldon Beach sits at the mouth of the River Teign in Devon. Comprising of eye-catching red sand and a gently sloping shore, the beach is a popular spot in summer, providing a real haven for beach-lovers of all ages. Sit back and take in the views or try your hand at a favourite activity, this picture-postcard beach caters for everyone. For ease, facilities are located nearby and although there are no lifeguards, the beach is often used for watersports, including swimming, sailing and rowing.
Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)
A moorland romp through the storylands of Dartmoor. It's inspired many a tale of spooky goings-on and now you can encounter the remains and feel the chill for yourself on a guided walk.
The very heart of Dartmoor, this village is tucked into breathtakingly beautiful countryside. A couple of friendly pubs, cosy tea-rooms serving cream teas and a blissful, far-from-the-modern-world atmosphere.
A traditional village green overlooked by the beautiful church - a great place to picnic (don't share it with the ponies though!),
Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.
We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.
Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!
Rare mosses and lichens festoon the trees and granite boulders in this ancient oak wood. With its eerie, gnarled, moss-covered trees, it's easy to see why local legend has it that Druids once performed Pagan rituals here. Today, Devon's oldest woodland is a National Nature Reserve and a hotspot for moorland birds in the summer months. Reach it on foot from the nearby village of Two Bridges at the crossroads of the B3357 and B3212.
Realm of the Quercus Gods
To those like myself and my better half who are not pagan but follow those traditional Arte's of our Isle, Wismans wood is a realm certain to leave an impression not just for its familiarity but for it's pure presence. Haunting, ethereal, eerie, disquieting and much more, this is somewhere that beckons you to enter but doesn't wish you to leave.
The moss-covered rocks can be slippery to traverse and there were a few trips and falls, also there are adders present (I nearly stood on one as it darted beneath a rock but got caught and sadly lost part of its tail) so people taking canines or young children should be mindful.
A really beautiful walk to a very atmospheric place!! Not too far, and well placed to stop for lunch at the Two Bridges Hotel afterwards!
There is something quite eery yet fascinating about Wistman's Wood! I would recommend packing a picnic and taking a trip to visit the wood as the mosses and weavy trees are not like any other.
The Woods Between the Worlds
The stunted oaks covered in moss give Wistman's Wood an otherworldly feel. Walking here, you could be in Narnia's 'woods between the worlds'. A very atmospheric place.
This is also a popular place for letterboxing (an outdoor hobby that combines orienteering and problem-solving and involves finding boxes hidden in various outdoor locations to collect special stamps). Many boxes have been sited around the wood over the years, and it is thought that Dartmoor is where letterboxing first originated.
Taking place annually on the second Tuesday in September, his fair offers a day of celebration for both locals and visitors.
An old brewery dating from the 16th Century, now serving as the village hall.
Go in season and enjoy dishes based around the excellent local game.
Nice pub food, good atmosphere and very welcoming.
Delightful thatched Dartmoor inn, where they stock local West Country ales. It's especially cosy in the evenings when the candles are lit. Dogs are welcome (except in the dining room).
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