Exploring Dartmoor in the Winter

November 16, 2020 4:44 pm


Dartmoor is a landscape that has caught the imagination of man for thousands of years. Full of myth and legend, there is nowhere quite like it, and it is a great place to enjoy a scenic winter walk. Wrap up warm in shamrockgift.com aran sweaters and get out into the wintery air to enjoy the peace and quiet of this stunning part of the world…


Burrator – This walk will take you across some of the most beautiful landscape in Dartmoor, and with views from some of its many tors – these are expose granite hills, and there are over 100 of them across Dartmoor.  Sharpitor is not too difficult to climb and offers fantastic views over the Burrator reservoir, the oldest reservoir in Dartmoor built in 1898, and the surrounding hills.

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White Tor – This walk will take in the mysterious ancient history of the region, as well as the fantastic scenery of Dartmoor – from the hills of Bodmin to the sea of Plymouth Sound. White Tor itself offers a great place to view the surrounding area, and at the top you will find mysterious stone structures believed to date back to Neolithic times.

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The River Teign – This is a beautiful woodland walk that will take you from the beautiful views of Sharp Tor, down into the woodlands that have been here for millennia. They were used over 3000 years ago for timber production and are still home to many of the surviving ancient oaks. The woodlands are home to some deer that you may hear or even be lucky enough to see as you walk through the woods.