Dartmoor

 

Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys, fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces. Covering an area of 368 square miles, it contains the highest areas of Southern England  - High Willhays at 2037ft is adjacent to Okehampton Common, a short drive from Okeside Cottage (or walkable distance if you are feeling fit!).

 

 

 

 

The many Neolithic and Bronze Age villages and fields which dot the slopes of its hills have huge archeological significance; Dartmoor is home to more Bronze Age remains than anywhere else in the UK with remains of past dwellings, mine workings, Menhirs, Stone Circles and Stone Rows dotted all over the moor.

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor has been a National Park since 1951, but is still a working environment.  Sheep, cattle and ponies are raised here, and create a wonderful sight for the visitors, particularly in the spring and summer months when the foals are born. The animals play a vital part in maintaining the accessibility of the moor, by grazing and crushing down the gorse in particular.  

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   
     

Okeside Cottage          7 New Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1JE          tel: 01837 55363          email: bookings@okesidecottage.co.uk