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The Haytor Hoppa - one of the
South West's spectacular journeys

Dartmoor by bus

Dartmoor covers 368 square miles and offers plenty of opportunities to give your car a rest and explore by foot, bike, horse or public transport.

For details of walks (guided, audio, easy-access or more challenging), bike routes or bridlepaths please see the Active Dartmoor section opposite.

Adequate provision of public transport in a rural setting is a continual issue however, two key services offers everyone the chance to travel by bus which operates regularly and represents fantastic value.

The Haytor Hoppa (service 271).
Every Saturday: 19 April  – 01 November 2014
Haytor Hoppa
This is a circular, scenic bus service which covers the eastern side of Dartmoor - starting and finishing in Newton Abbot.
Stops en route include Bovey Tracey; Haytor Information Centre – with easy access to Haytor Rocks; the beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor; Houndtor Rocks; Manaton village; Becky Falls visitor attraction and Yarner Wood; before returning to Newton Abbot via Bovey Tracey.

Further Information on walking opportunities and timetables are available on the Haytor Hoppa page.

Further Information
Dartmoor bus timetable booklets are available from the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown or any other local centre.
Full information, including interactive journey planning is available from the Traveline website: (external website, opens new window) or maps of Dartmoor with all pertinent bus routes from the Devon County Council operated, JourneyDevon website (external website, opens new window) or by calling 0871 200 22 33

Travelling by Coach

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 and highlights particular problem areas where traffic regulation orders prevent access by large vehicles.

The Coach Drivers Handbook

The Coach Drivers Handbook (German, French and Dutch version)

Dartmoor may look wild and rugged but in reality it is extremely fragile.  Erosion and general 'over use' particularly at peak periods damages the very fabric of the moor. As more and more people travel across and around the moor every year the pressure is increasing.  If you can travel around by means other than the car then please do so . Find out how you can help byTravelling with Moor Care.

Page last updated: 15 Apr 2014