Family Walking Holidays

Swallow Barn is an ideal base for a family walking holiday. Lydford Forest is less than one mile away and the Two Castles Trail is nearby, this takes you from Okehampton into Cornwall.

There are many accessible trails for parents with young children.

Family walking can be combined with Letterboxing where navigation on Dartmoor amidst breathtaking scenery takes you on a search for letterboxes and the coveted stamps inside which young children will enjoy. Lydford Country House holds a stamp to get you started and there is a book on the subject in the Barn’s library.

Letterboxing began on Dartmoor in 1854. James Perrott built a cairn on remote Cranmere Pool where visitors could leave their calling cards. Since then the sport has exploded in popularity and individuals and clubs now scour the moors for secreted ‘treasure’ and have gone high-tech with geocaching.

Free audio walks can be downloaded onto your mp3 player/ipod/mobile phone.

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