Dartmoor is one of the few real wildernesses left in England and takes its name from the River Dart, which rises within the park.

It has been an inspiration to many artists and writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and it is steeped in folklore and legend.

The landscape is rugged and bleak, with granite tors sitting high above windswept valleys.

‘No district in England of similar extent is so rich in pre-historic remains, and in none does nature wear a wilder aspect’ (Crossings Guide to Dartmoor, 1912).