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Visiting

Welcome to Dartmoor National Park – one of Britain's Breathing Spaces, and a member of the 15-strong National Park family.Covering an area of 368 square miles, Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England but it is much more than that.

Dartmoor National Park Authority operates three Visitor Centres, which are excellent places to start your Dartmoor journey. For details on each Centre, their exhibitions and opening times please see the Visitor Centre pages. This includes the National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown. Newly refurbished it features new and exciting exhibitions, displays and discovery zones and a stunning photography exhibition, 'Dartmoor Timelapse'. Admission to all the Centres and exhibitions are free.

Dartmoor - the film location

January 2012 saw the release of the Spielberg blockbuster, Warhorse. Dartmoor was chosen for its stunning light and landscape and you can enjoy the areas that so captivated the Hollywood Legend by visiting the areas listed on the dedicated Warhorse page. Or why not join a Guided Walk to find out more about the area and the filming.

Dartmoor - the active choice

Whilst many people come to Dartmoor to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to recharge their batteries, many come to get active! With over 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, there is an abundance of walking routes to suit all tastes and abilities. Dartmoor also boasts a variety of cycle routes, both on and off road, making it as challenging as you want it. And there is also the small matter of horse-riding, climbing, letterboxing, geo-caching or kayaking. For details on the opportunities visit the Active Dartmoor pages here or for details on activity providers, equipment rental, refreshment opportunities and accommodation then visit the official Dartmoor tourism website and their Active Dartmoor (external website, opens in a new window) information with details on how to subscribe to the Active Dartmoor magazine.

If you were inspired by the Tour of Britain passing over Dartmoor last September and seeing local rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke win the King of the Mountain categories, then why not pick up a copy of the Dartmoor for Cyclists map available at National Park Information Centres and come and enjoy Dartmoor by bike either on or off road.

Dartmoor - enjoy Dartmoor from near and far

There's something for everyone, all year round, and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again. So pick up a copy of Enjoy Dartmoor the official guide to the National Park – packed with useful information, interesting features and stories and some great activity ideas for how you can really enjoy Dartmoor or for accommodation, please visit Dartmoor's official tourism website, dartmoor.co.uk (external website, opens in a new window).

To keep up to date with daily happenings then sign up for for the official National Park Twitter feed, news releases or the official dartmoor blog  (external website, opens in a new window)

Further information in French and German can be found by using the links below
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General leaflet - French Part 1
General leaflet - French Part 2
Coach Drivers Handbook - French Version
Packed with invaluable information including: a detailed map of all routes suitable for coaches and details of suitable parking, catering facilities and attractions. This map enables you to plan your visit to Dartmoor with confidence on roads which are safe and suitable for large coaches and or motorhomes.

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General leaflet - German Part 1
General leaflet - German Part 2
Coach Drivers Handbook - German Version
Packed with invaluable information including: a detailed map of all routes suitable for coaches and details of suitable parking, catering facilities and attractions. This map enables you to plan your visit to Dartmoor with confidence on roads which are safe and suitable for large coaches and or motorhomes.

Dartmoor gallery of exhibitions

Enjoy Dartmoor visitor guide

Easy Going Dartmoor