Located in Devon, Dartmoor is one of fifteen National Parks in the UK. When asked to recommend walks in Dartmoor, this route is always one of my go-to answers, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s raw and striking landscape is both unique and full of character making the perfect escape for adventurers looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Once you are immersed in the countryside, Dartmoor totally transports you away from busy city life. There is something so peaceful about being surrounded by perfectly untouched surroundings. What a perfect location to explore walks in Dartmoor.
In the twentieth century, people said a pair of ghostly disembodied hands grabbed the steering-wheels of cars and forced vehicles off the road. One suspects a few of those accidents occurred at night, probably not long after the pubs had closed.
This was a beautiful walk, however, as walks in Dartmoor go, it did get incredibly windy so I would suggest checking the weather before you go to ensure you dress right. I was convinced I didn’t need two coats but I most definitely did on the way back when the majority of the walk is downhill. Wellies/walking boots are ideal as areas are very boggy, my whole foot was submerged on multiple occasions so trainers would have been a nightmare! The walk took just over 3 hours 20 minutes which was a leisurely pace with plenty of photo stops, perfect for a day trip.