Sample Your Own Active Dartmoor Holiday

Dartmoor: the ideal destination for action-packed, exciting, cultural UK holidays


Covering an area of 368 square miles (954 square kilometres), Dartmoor, in the county of Devon, contains the largest and wildest area of open country in the South of England.

It is famed for its rugged landscape, which includes moorland, farmland, forestry, and reservoirs, as well as towns and villages. Its stunningly beautiful scenery – the setting for the recent Steven Spielberg blockbuster War Horse – is a major attraction for the millions of holidaymakers from across the globe that visit the Moor each year. However, Dartmoor is not just about the spectacular landscape; there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s more than just the famous Dartmoor ponies, the imposing tors, its ancient history or intriguing heritage … although that’s a good start!

To make the most of a visit to Dartmoor, visitors are encouraged to explore the never-ending selection of activities and pursuits the Moor has to offer, creating a holiday full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that take them right to the heart of the Westcountry’s beautiful countryside.

To search and book a wide range of accommodation and for more information on Active Dartmoor Holidays, including activities and advice on things to do on Dartmoor, visit

Here is a just a small taste of the many activities Dartmoor offers:

Out and about – walking routes to suit all abilities, geocaching, hiking, trails, dog friendly accommodation, cycling, unique shopping in picturesque towns and villages, eating out on delicious local produce at our restaurants, pubs and tearooms

Country activities – pony trekking or long distance horse trails, shooting, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, carriage riding, falconry

Arts and culture – literary festivals, art galleries, musical festivals and concerts, myths and legends tours, craft festivals, museums and visitor centres, local markets

Extreme Dartmoor
– rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, rafting, gliding, tree surfing, high ropes courses, extreme cycling, gliding

Family fun
– zoos and animal centres, tor climbing, swimming, family attractions and theme parks, letterboxing, exploring archaeological sites, kite flying

Media enquiries and visits
Would you like to come and sample your own Active Dartmoor Holiday? We are able to offer a variety of itineraries for members of the media, from those packed with adventure sports to a more leisurely trip to explore the wonderful arts and literary attractions found on the Moor.

Whether your interest is food, walking, sports, wildlife, children’s attractions, traditional country pursuits, shopping or any other activity, please contact Sarah or Gill who will be happy to discuss the accommodation and activities available.

If you are not able to visit but would like any further information about Active Dartmoor Holidays, please also get in touch.

To arrange a media visit to Dartmoor, or for more information, contact: Sarah Newman or Gill Vosper at Absolute PR & Marketing:
01392 680740

Notes to editors

To search and book a wide range of accommodation and for more information on Active Dartmoor Holidays, including activities and advice on things to do on Dartmoor, visit

The Dartmoor Partnership is the official tourism organisation for Dartmoor. It is a non-for-profit organisation that has been operating for more than 30 years and has 320 members from on and around the Moor, ranging from accommodation to tourist attractions, activity providers, local experts, consultancies, businesses and retailers

Active Dartmoor Holidays project part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007 – 2013: Europe investing in rural areas


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