Many people see a visit to Dartmoor as an opportunity to escape from their otherwise busy lives, using this intriguing national park as a kind of therapeutic remedy. However, what they choose to do once they arrive varies greatly, since Dartmoor is many different things for many different people.
For some, it is the chance to take some short walks, before retreating to their cosy accommodation to sit beside the open fire, reading a book and sipping their hot tea.
For others, it’s the chance to hike into the hills, getting away from anything manmade, and getting closer to the raw elements. It is the perfect playground for those that love the great outdoors, and there are many ways to experience this – on foot, in the saddle of a bicycle or horse, in a kayak, fly fishing, or just by sitting atop one of the many outcrops of rock, and watching the light dance across the hillsides.
Dartmoor also offers the opportunity to appreciate nature, whether one is searching for the famous Dartmoor Ponies, or looking to spot any number of different species of bird. The towns and villages are well worth exploring, and some have interesting shops, museums and architecture waiting to be appreciated. If one prefers a good dose of local knowledge, there are both walking and driver tour guides who can bring Dartmoor to life, enhancing a visit to this special place.
Byelaws relating to visitor behaviour on Dartmoor can be found here.
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