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Dartmoor's location in the UK

Travel Information

Dartmoor is located in Devon in the south west of England and is within easy reach of the M5 motorway and is bordered by the A30 and A38 dual-carriageways.

There are good mainline train connections to Exeter, Newton Abbot and Plymouth and there is an international airport at Exeter and ferry terminal at Plymouth.

Approximate journey times to Dartmoor from Exeter or Plymouth is 30 minutes.

Travelling by car
Please do not exceed the 40mph speed limit as this has been set up to protect the cattle, sheep and ponies who freely roam the moor and can wander onto the roads at any time.

Travelling by motorhome or caravan

Some of the roads around Dartmoor are quite narrow and have width and length restrictions, making them unsuitable for large vehicles such as motorhomes, or caravans. To help you plan your route, please refer to the Coach Driver and Motorhome guide for Dartmoor map

Travelling by coach
Some of the roads around Dartmoor are quite narrow and have width and length restrictions, making them unsuitable for large vehicles such as coaches. Please do not rely on satellite navigation to plan your route, but refer to the Coach Driver and Motorhome guide for Dartmoor, which contains a detailed map and helpful information on parking and catering facilities and suggested itineraries to include key attractions.
The Coach Driver and Motorhome Guide is also available in French, German and Dutch.
Page last updated: 28 Jan 2015
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