Dartmoor is suited to all categories of walkers from the serious to the family with young children.

If you have limited mobility for whatever reason the 'Easy-Going Dartmoor' leaflet covers walks which are most suitable for you with details of rest facilities.

The Barn is well placed for walking up onto the high moors, nearby Lydford forest, Lydford Gorge, Brentor and many other interesting places. Lydford is on the West Devon Way which is a 37 mile walking route along the western edge of Dartmoor.

The Barn has a separate drying/storage room for clothing and boots.

Dartmoor has over 47,000 hectares of open countryside and 450 miles (730 km) of public rights of way for you to explore and enjoy. The landscape includes the high upland areas, of the north and southern moors, steep sided river valleys and ancient woodlands. On the open moor you are free to choose your own walking route and there is no need to keep to footpaths. You should only cross over walls or fences where there are properly constructed stiles or gates . The Ordnance Survey OL28 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure map is recommended for walkers.

Please contact us if you are interested in guided walks on the moor as we can arrange for an experienced guide to take you who has a vast amount of local knowledge including archaeology and natural history.

Dartmoor National Park Authority are no longer providing public guided walks. These walks are being taken on by former guides through their website Moorland Guides.

Haven’t got the time for a Guided Walk? Then why not download a free audio walk onto your mp3 player/ipod/mobile phone.

If you wish to walk with a handheld GPS there are free GPX downloads here

For those interested in geocaching check out this website.

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