Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park wilderness is just half and hour away from Ashcombe Country Cottages. The protected landscape is great fun to explore and is a popular day trip for our guests.

Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor

Haytor Rocks are the twin granite tors are visible from Ashcombe

Dartmoor Walking

Try the short hike to the top of Haytor Rocks and then eat at the nearby Rock Inn. Travel a litter further to reach Widecombe-in-the-Moor where the famous Widecombe Fair has been held on the second Tuesday in September since 1850.

The Rivers Dart and Teign both rise on the moor, follow them over the traditional stone bridges and along river-side paths. You’ll probably meet the indigenous ponies on your travels.

River Dart

River Dart

Adventure on the Moor

The winters can be harsh on the moor, there is often snow on the tops of the moor in winter, but the milder Devon climate does mean that heavy snowfalls are rare. Please always be prepared with suitable clothing and provisions as adventure sports and activities do require proper planning.

Exploring Dartmoor

Exploring Dartmoor at Bone Hill Rocks

If you are brave and very fit you can apply to ride in the Dartmoor Classic or Dartmoor Demon bicycle sportive events, but be warned that they contain several steep hills which feature in the list of top 10 hill-climbs in Britain!

Dartmoor Demon Riders

Dartmoor Demon Riders on Widecombe Hill

Haytor Rocks are about 30 minutes for Ashcombe Cottages: