Places to Explore

Moor than meets the eye has produced a range of guides and interpretation to help you get around south-east Dartmoor and discover the story yourself. Look for the Dartmoor Story signs to find out more.

Getting started

Discover the full story by visiting the National Park Visitor Centre at Princetown, explore Widecombe, a typical Dartmoor village or stroll around Fernworthy Reservoir amongst its Bronze Age remains and wonderful wildlife.

National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

Widecombe-in-the-moor village

Fernworthy reservoir

Bovey Valley and East Dartmoor NNR

Step back into the Bronze Age

Visit the National Park Visitor Centre in Postbridge to see the Bronze Age Life and Death exhibition. From the Visitor Centre pick up a guide and explore Bellever Forest to find stone rows, hut circles and Bronze Age monuments

What was it like to be a medieval farmer?

Join a guided tour to see the newly renovated medieval longhouse at Higher Uppacott or take a walk around the abandoned medieval settlement of Hound Tor

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians

Step back in time and explore the Wray Valley Trail which follows the route of the Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead Railway opened in 1866

Discover more of the Story

Use our Heritage Trails interactive map to look for places of interest, to help plan a walk or to find a walk

Check out our Top ten archaeological sites to visit to get a flavour of Dartmoor's rich heritage

Look at out Top ten wildlife sites to visit

Get more ideas about planning your visit