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Explore the rugged grandeur of Dartmoor

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Enjoy woodland settings and fast flowing rivers together with the splendour and breathtaking scale of the largest piece of open countryside in the south of England, a staggering 348 square miles of open space and 621 metres at its highest point at High Willhays. Dartmoor is full of ragged contours offering spectacular views, splendid walks and cycle routes galore for the most adventurous mountain biker. Come down from the high peaks and solitude of the moor and the towns and villages have something to offer everyone. Chagford offers some of the best art galleries in Devon, the picturesque village at Buckfastleigh was once the centre for the wool trade and of course there is Princetown in the heart of the moor.

Sample the many markets and farmers markets so traditional in this area from Ahburton Market, Bovey Tracy and Tavistock. They bring a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and local produce, and feature regularly throughout the year, bringing the rural lifestyle from the moors into the market towns.

Visit Burator Reservoir and see the tranquil water and mixed woodland contrast with the ruggedness of the tors high on the moors. Enjoy the River Darts, where the east tributary meets the west at Dartmeet, one of the most picturesque and well known beauty spots within Dartmoor, with its stone clapper bridge. A perfect spot to relax, picnic and watch the passing of time.

So come and see why Dartmoor inspired Conan Doyle to write the classic Sherlock Holmes, 'Hound of the Baskervilles' It is a place to hold and satisfy the interest of many.