Exeter St David's 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. Three stations in between Exeter and Plymouth – Newton Abbott, Ivybridge and Totnes – are close to the southern edge of the park. From Ivybridge, you can catch the X38 bus into the southern edge of the park. Trains to Devon are run by Great Western Railway.
Home to rolling moorlands and precious wildlife, Dartmoor National Park is a gem of the southwest. Hike or walk your way through the stunning scenery - just remember to pack a picnic! Take a look at the official website for the park for more info on visiting.
|Weekdays||07:50 - 18:15|
|Saturday||07:50 - 18:15|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
During normal staffed hours.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||50|
|Cycle storage spaces||8|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Lifts to all platforms and also long route via ramped footbridge to all platforms
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available
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.