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Nearest train station to Dartmoor

Trains to Dartmoor

Exeter and Plymouth are the stations to head for if you’re planning your trip to Dartmoor by train. Located on the main line through the South West of England, both stations are well connected to Bristol and London, plus there are regular services to cities further afield including Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Three stations in between Exeter and Plymouth – Newton Abbott, Ivybridge and Totnes – are close to the southern edge of the park and are served by local trains.

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About Dartmoor

From its high granite tors and rugged moorlands to its tree-lined trackways and lively market towns, Dartmoor National Park in south Devon is a place of contrasts, with activities to suit every visitor. Walking, climbing, cycling, photography, stately homes, cream teas – whatever your passion, you’ll be able to get your fix here.
One of the most famous and much-loved sights on Dartmoor are the herds of ponies that roam across the moorland and have done so for thousands of years – hoofprints thought to be 3,500 years old were once found during an archaeological dig. Other wildlife you might be lucky enough to spot includes deer, skylarks, peregrine falcons, adders and lizards.
Dartmoor is also a place steeped in myth and legend, where a sense of the ancient is never far away. You’ll find many significant prehistoric sites dotted throughout the landscape from the longest stone row in the world at Upper Erme to the stone circles at Yellowmead and the hut circles at Grimspound.
And if you’re looking for an activity that’s a little out of the ordinary, Dartmoor is the home of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, where children, families or adults can learn new skills and take on extreme challenges.
Dartmor Details


Dartmoor National Park Authority
Bovey Tracey
Newton Abbot
TQ13 9JQ

01626 832093

Opening times

Open access

Useful links when visiting Dartmoor by train