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  • By Lisa
    Fri Sep 2017
    Founded in Saxon times, destroyed by Danish raiders, home to one of the most powerful Benedictine abbeys in the south west, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for nearly four centuries controlled by the Russells and Dukes of Bedford. Tavistock has a rich and varied history.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2017
    There are plenty of great pubs to visit when you are on Dartmoor and many of them are surrounded by fabulous scenery so you can enjoy a perfect panorama with you pint or prosecco. Here’s our selection of the Top Ten Pub Gardens on Dartmoor, and with the weather looking promising this Bank Holiday Weekend, now is the time to go and check some out.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Aug 2017
    Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor, our family blogger recently relived har childhood experiences at River Dart Country Park, what a great place to visit this Bank Holiday.
  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2017
    Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 26 August.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Jul 2017
    The otter: Hard to miss. Its coat can be floral, bright green or hidden under a suit and tie. It can be spotted in pubs, airports and train stations. No, not the usual description of the shy and retiring otter – but these are very special otters and part of the Moor Otters Trail!
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Mon Jul 2017
    The latest in our series of Family Friendly blogs is now live,  This time, Lisa at Maid In Dartmoor takes the family along to Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Sun Jul 2017
    The World of Country Life in Sandy Bay – Exmouth, prides itself on being an all weather attraction for the whole family. Our family blogger, Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor arrived on one of those rather drizzly Devon days and they were not disappointed.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Jun 2017
    Our intrepid Family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor, recently visited Dartmoor Zoo with her family, read about their adventures here
  • By Lisa
    Mon Jun 2017
    Bring your Dad to Dartmoor on Father’s Day – there’s a great range of places to visit and things to do with something for every Father to enjoy. Here’s our top ten suggestions for Sunday 18th June.
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Fri May 2017
    This week, our family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor visited the very lovely ponies, horses and donkeys at the Miniature Pony Centre on B3212 between Moretonhampstead and Postbridge on Dartmoor. This is a great place for children to interact with the animals and there is so much to see and do.  
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue May 2017
    The next in the series of our family blogs by Maid in Dartmoor is all about their recent visit to South Devon Railway, Buckfast Otters & Butterlies and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, all in all a great family day out, Read all about it here
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Wed May 2017
    Our family blogger, Lisa at Maid In Dartmoor visited Cholwell Riding Stables this weekend, here is her account of her visit. This in the first of a series of regular blogs of family friendly days out in and around Dartmoor.
  • By Lisa
    Tue Mar 2017
    The coming summer season is going to see an interesting influx of guests to Dartmoor National Park and surrounding Gateway Towns. 100 Moor Otters which will be colourfully kitted out in all sorts of shades and mediums. Before you start to think about being overrun by these little guys worry not, they are 3 foot tall sculptures and have been painted by artists from around the region and indeed...
  • By Lisa
    Wed Feb 2017
    The first ever Dartmoor Walking Festival in 2016 was a great success and the very positive feedback really supported the idea of it becoming an annual event which is absolutely fabulous. Therefore Moorland Guides are now busy organising the 2017 event which will be held on the similar week at the end of August into September. The dates will be from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd September...
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Jan 2017
    With amateur photography booming on the back of the social media surge, the Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park is hosting a weekend to give beginner and improving photographers the opportunity to develop their skills.
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2016
    The Delicious Drake’s Trail – a winning combination of scenic trails, and delicious local food and drink!
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Feb 2016
    Dreading the half-term? Never fear we have plenty of ideas on how to keep your children entertained on Dartmoor.  From Medieval Beast hunts, to enjoying a ride on a steam train to just taking a stroll up to Brentor Church - Dartmoor has it all!  Here is just a small selection to keep the kids occupied ...
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Jan 2016
    Dartmoor is blessed with one of the best paddle-able rivers in the country, the River Dart. The beauty of it flowing through Dartmoor’s deep wooded valleys, its easy access and the various river sections to accommodate almost all abilities make it widely regarded as the most popular river to paddle in the country. On its busiest weekends the Dart welcomes a couple hundred paddlers and its...
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  • By Lisa
    Sun Jan 2016
    The festival will run from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 4th September 2016 inclusive and will cover all areas of Dartmoor and open to everybody of all ages and abilities.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Nov 2015
    With the weather getting colder we are grateful to www.e-outdoor.co.uk for our latest log on advice on what to wear on a walk on Dartmoor, and they have some great Black Friday deals for tomorrow....
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