Tucked away in the southwesterly county of Devon, England is Dartmoor National Park, a vast expanse of windswept, storied landscapes home to myriad myths and legends. On our immersive exploration of this historic region, we’ll experience medieval villages, sprawling moors, and Bronze Age ruins, hearing about the enduring tales they’ve inspired. We’ll scamper among twisted trees and shaggy sheep, picnic beside rows of ancient ritual stone columns, and duck into plenty of cozy pubs along the way. At every stop, we’ll chat with friendly locals and special guests to learn what makes this quiet corner of England so unique.
Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 5 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. We’ll be spending a good amount of time outside and in rural areas, walking up and down stairs, in the forest, and on dirt and cobblestone paths.
Our trip begins in Totnes, England. You should plan to arrive in Totnes by noon on April 5, as we’ll meet in town in the early afternoon. We recommend arriving a day or two early to explore the town and nearby sights on your own. Our time together ends in Exeter on April 9 around 1 p.m., with multiple trains departing from Exeter to London in the afternoon. We do recommend spending some additional time in Exeter and the nearby towns, as well, as there's much to see!