OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ON DARTMOOR

Dartmoor offers the perfect escape for those seeking a variety of outdoor activities 

Dartmoor’s diverse landscape is the ultimate natural playground. For the non-horse riders in your party (or if you’d like to extend your stay to include some time out of the saddle) we’ve chosen a selection of outdoor activities to show you the very best it has to offer.

Whether you fancy an archery lesson, a genteel drive across Dartmoor in a vintage car, a day fishing on the Tamar, or the chance to toast the magnificence of Dartmoor with a glass of champagne from the basket of a hot air balloon, we have a range of activities to challenge, excite and inspire.

Take a look at the suggestions below, or just pick up the phone and tell us what you’d like to do. We’d be delighted to create a special itinerary to help you make the most out of your break. What’s more, if you’re organising activities for the non-riding members of your party, we’ll make sure that everything’s co-ordinated so that you can reunite easily and enjoy sharing stories about your Dartmoor adventures.

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VINTAGE CAR TOURS

Get a taste of life on Dartmoor – both past and present – as you explore the landmarks and legends of Dartmoor with a chauffeur-driven vintage car tour, complete with picnic hamper and storytelling along the way.

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CHAMPAGNE BALLOONING

Surprise a loved one with an exclusive, unforgettable dawn or dusk hot air ballooning experience taking in the magnificence of Dartmoor from the air.

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HIKING

Explore England’s last wilderness on foot and enjoy glorious far-reaching views and plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting. From a leisurely morning stroll to an all-day guided hike over miles of remote, ruggedly beautiful terrain, we can create a walk to suit you.

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FALCONRY

Meet magnificent birds of prey under the guidance of one of the country’s top professional falconers.

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STALK & VIEW

The high pheasants over our steep valleys are world famous, and we can arrange driven days to suit all tastes. We can also organise a range of sporting shooting, including deer stalking, red stags, duck, pheasant or pigeon.

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CLIMB EVERY TOR

Monumental grey tors rise above moorland and hard granite faces emerge from deep within dark, wooded creases, providing a variety of enticing opportunities for climbing for all levels of expertise.

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BIKE HIRE

Soak up the beauty of Dartmoor with an on- and off-road cycle tour. Led by a qualified, knowledgeable local guide, you’ll uncover a secret world of remote villages, valleys and archaeological sites.

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CANOEING

Experience the delight of paddling silently through some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Glide past steeply sloping woodland, old quays, mine chimneys, farms and boatyards in your own Canadian canoe on a gently flowing river with a qualified guide.

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ARCHERY

Spend an afternoon having your own private archery lesson in a natural, peaceful environment. This is an ideal activity for families and groups of friends – although it may get a little competitive!

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COOKERY SCHOOL

Fancy whipping up a storm in the kitchen? We can organise a variety of hands-on cookery classes taught by top chefs and using mouth-watering local organic produce.

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FISHING

With 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six of its tributaries, The Arundell Arms fishing hotel is proud of its courses for beginners and experienced anglers alike. With a advisors on hand, maps plotting the best fishing spots and a well-stocked tackle shop, this is paradise for anglers. Brown trout, sea trout and salmon await.