What To Do
Geocaching: With so much open space one of the best ways to explore it is heading out geocaching. For this unfamiliar with the concept, geocaching is a modern day treasures hunt, using GPS receivers (your phone with an app) and maps to hunt out any number of hidden caches. It can turn an ordinary walk into an exciting adventure and is a great way to get younger members of the family to engage with the surrounding area.
Horse Riding: Not only does horse riding offer a different perspective from walking on the moors, but it enables you to see a great deal more in the same time. But it’s not just about seeing the moorland, there’s any number of woodland trails and historic byways to explore on horseback. With several riding stables located in and around Dartmoor it makes for a great day out.
Step Back in Time: With a wealth of excellent archeological sites dotted around the moors you can take a walk back through history, passing industrial landscapes and medieval settlements, right back to the Neolithic times. Perhaps one of the most interesting sites is the medieval village at Hound Tor, once of many abandoned farmsteads dating back to the 13th century. However, don’t overlook Grimspound, considered one of the most iconic sites with its massive stone enclosure.