Explore the magnificent, dramatic and unique landscape....
Duchy House is the perfect base from which to explore Dartmoor, you can walk in almost any direction and be on open moorland in less than five minutes. After a good night’s sleep and a home cooked breakfast, you’ll be ready to venture out and discover the delights of this unique landscape. A multitude of walks start and finish at Princetown, ranging from level gravel paths to undulating moorland taking in tors, valleys and rivers. We can even provide you with a homemade packed lunch to enjoy on your day out, or let you know where the best pubs are.
For those looking to take on something a little more demanding, there is the Dartmoor Way – a 108-mile circular route, passing through Princetown on the High Moor Link section.
Should you wish to travel further afield, the moor is dotted with car parks and lay-bys from which to start walking from. Dartmoor is truly diverse, and you’ll soon find yourself amongst Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles, standing stones and abandoned medieval villages.
If you’d like us to, we can help you plan your walks depending on length or terrain, as can the Princetown Visitor Centre.
Should your boots and clothes get wet or muddy, we have a drying room ensuring that they will be ready for another days fantastic walking the following morning.
With 368 square miles of unspoilt and varied terrain, Dartmoor National Park makes for some of the best walking in the UK.