The Dartmoor National Park Rangers help keep the park a special place, through maintaining the landscape and educating visitors.
And every second Sunday, you can do your bit to support them. Armed with gloves, tools and hot drinks (and biscuits, of course), you’ll get to work on protecting habitats and preserving pathways – and whatever else the rangers need a hand with. You can take part for free, but make sure you book your place in advance. Prepare to get mucky!
The granite rocks of Haytor offer spectacular views across Dartmoor and beyond. Formed over 280 million years ago, you can still see the remains of prehistoric round houses and burial cairns. Be sure to stop by The Rock Inn, a family-run pub, hotel and restaurant that’s been around since the 1820s.
Amongst the woodland garden of a Victorian estate is a three-tiered hut in the shape of a beehive. Unwind in the outdoor hot tub built into a rock face, and cosy up on the ‘floating sofa’ surrounded by shabby-chic interiors and creature comforts.
High in the hills lies Dartmoor Prison – a notorious jail with over 200 years of turbulent history. From stories of America prisoners of war, Victorian convicts and actual torture devices, there’s plenty to keep you ‘inside’.