Castles, gorges and walks in Dartmoor National Park including pictures and videos

Located in the heart of Devon in south west England, Dartmoor National Park sits in a unique landscape of open moorland, ancient woodland, river networks and patchwork farming fields. There are about 170 granite tors dotting the horizon which were once giant mountains now eroded over at least the last 10 million years to leave behind dramatic rocky outcrops.

There is something for everyone at Dartmoor – walking routes for all abilities, intriguing buildings to visit, observing Dartmoor ponies on the moors, shopping for local produce in farm shops and markets and at the end of a busy day a traditional Devonshire cream tea to indulge in.

Art pieces inside Castle Drogo article previewCastle Drogo is an intriguing building where ‘nothing is normal’ according to the National Trust who now owns and manages it. Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England between 1910 and 1930 by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Read more about Castle Drogo

 

River Lyd Lydford Gorge article previewLocated in the Lyd valley, Dartmoor National Park, Lydford Gorge is the deepest gorge in the whole of the south west of England. It lies within enchanting ancient woodlands and has produced some of the most amazing rock formations from over 10,000 years of River Lyd erosion. Read more about Lydford Gorge 

 

Inside Finch Foundry iron works Finch Foundry article previewA unique example of a village industry, Finch Foundry is the last surviving water-powered forge from a time before large-scale mass production began. William Finch took over the lease of a former woollen mill in 1814.. Read more about Finch Foundry

 

 

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