Dartmoor, family walk to Hound Tor.

A clear Winter's day at Hound Tor.

A clear Winter’s day at Hound Tor.

With all the beaches and miles of coastline around us here in South Devon, it’s easy to forget that Dartmoor is just a little way to the North of us. It’s almost as accessible as the coast, you can be driving through the spectacular scenery of the moor in half an hour from leaving Flear, and it’s there, when the moor opens beyond the windscreen of your car, that you realise how wild and truly beautiful Dartmoor is. There are hundreds of places to go and see from panoramic Tor tops – where you can see for miles in all directions, to great valley forests and all the experiences and adventure that go with it all.

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We took our little ones up to Hound Tor to mark the end of Winter. You don’t have to be an experienced walker to enjoy Dartmoor. There are lots of walks to do with the family, and even plenty of walks to do with a pushchair.

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There’s a hidden treasure beneath this Crocodile-shaped rock for those who can find it.

To top it off there are many great family friendly pubs scattered around providing a great anchor-point for a walk and for a well-earned lunch.

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Time for lunch (and a rest) at one of the great pubs in Widdecombe-in-the-Moor.