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Dartmoor is a region of Devon best known for Dartmoor National Park. The broader Dartmoor region in and around the park includes several towns and villages.

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  • 1 Ashburton — the largest town in the park.
  • 2 Bovey Tracey Bovey Tracey on Wikipedia — to the east of Dartmoor. Prehistoric remains visible all round the roads.
  • 3 Buckfastleigh — a small market town with Buckfast Abbey.
  • 4 Moretonhampstead — a market town on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor.
  • 5 Okehampton — to the north of Dartmoor by the A30.
  • 6 Tavistock — to the west of Dartmoor with the Tamar Valley AONB on to its south and west.


  • 7 Buckland in the Moor Buckland-in-the-Moor on Wikipedia — a wooded area with an unusual church clock in the village, which has 'My dear mother' in place of the numbers 1-12. Ten commandments are to be found in stone on nearby Buckland Beacon (very eroded).
  • 8 Chagford — a village deep in the moor.
  • 9 Cornwood — a southern Dartmoor village.
  • 10 Drewsteignton — on the north-east of the moor with a great old pub, the Drewe Arms.
  • 11 Harford Harford, Devon on Wikipedia — a tiny village with a picturesque bridge and church near Cornwood.
  • 12 Haytor Vale Haytor on Wikipedia — near some very striking tors.
  • 13 Lustleigh Lustleigh on Wikipedia
  • 14 Lydford — a village (which was a town) north of Tavistock with a spectacular limestone gorge and a castle that was once used as the stannary prison.
  • 15 Mary Tavy — a pleasant moorland village north of Tavistock that generally gets less crowded than many areas but the walks are as good.
  • 16 Meavy — village green and ancient oak tree.
  • 17 Peter Tavy Peter Tavy on Wikipedia — as Mary Tavy above.
  • 18 Princetown — a village on the high moor that grew next to the prison whose land was gifted by the Prince of Wales.
  • 19 Shaugh Prior Shaugh Prior on Wikipedia — village with granite church and old china clay pits all around.
  • 20 Sheepstor Sheepstor on Wikipedia — the tor is very shapely and immediately above the village, which has the tomb of James Brooke, white rajah of Sarawak.
  • 21 Widecombe in the Moor — though best known for its song, it's worth seeing for its large church (sometimes known as 'the cathedral of the moor.' Good pubs.

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