Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Lydford

Lydford Gorge

This plunging gorge is the deepest in the southwest, and can be reached via a 1.5-mile rugged riverside hike past a series of bubbling whirlpools (including the fearsome Devil's Cauldron) to the thundering 30m-high …
National Park in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

At first glance, Dartmoor can come as something of a shock to the senses. The largest stretch of open moorland in the southwest, Dartmoor covers an area of 368 sq miles between Plymouth and Exeter. It's a stark, wil…
Park in Torquay

Cockington Country Park

At 182 hectares, Cockington provides a welcome oasis of calm, green space, just a mile from Torquay's seafront bustle. Walking trails wind through fields, woods and parkland surrounding a 17th-century manor house, a…
Forest in Chagford

Fingle Woods

One of the last remaining patches of ancient woodland left on Dartmoor, this lovely 214-hectare forest was badly marred by the introduction of fast-growing conifers in the postwar years. Now jointly owned by the Woo…
Forest in Dartmoor National Park

Wistman's Wood

Legends swirl around this spooky patch of old-growth oak forest. According to local legend, it was a sacred site for the Druids, who conducted magical rituals here, and is also supposedly haunted by phantoms and hel…