A wonderfully wild and exhilarating place, Dartmoor’s 386 sq. miles really does have something for everyone – from cycling, horseback riding, kayaking to wild swimming. However, it’s the open, windswept upland moors, characterised by large expanses of grass and heather, peat blanket bogs, valley mires and staggering granite tors, that make this place a particular paradise for hikers. Walking here offers exciting challenges and some of the most dramatic views in England. Rich in history and legend, the moorland landscapes around here have long provided inspiration for some of Britain’s best authors, poets and playwrights, from Arthur Conan Doyle to Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen. Parts of Dartmoor are also one of the few places in England you can wild camp, so sleeping out is another option for you to immerse yourself in this unique landscape.