The evenings are starting to draw out again which is making the Real Places team over at Real West Devon magazine think of some Dartmoor picnic places to explore! So yes, we’re thinking about some al fresco eating and enjoying a little bit more of our beautiful outdoors.
We’re a long way off a lazy picnic on the moors, but this spring we’re inspired by the vivid blue skies that are calling us outdoors.
Dartmoor picnic places
Haytor is probably Dartmoor’s most popular tor. With flat rocks for seating and short grass, it’s a lovely place to enjoy a picnic and enjoy stunning views of the South Devon coastline.
Those with more energy can climb the tor or hike to nearby Hound Tor and back.
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The garden at this Devon National Trust property is open every day from dawn to dusk.
There’s something new to discover 365 days of the year. From cultivated beds in The Terraces, to the pond in the Upper Garden, or the palm trees and rhododendrons in the steep Valley Garden.
And at this time of the year, with daffodils in full bloom this is a favourite spot of ours.
Postbridge, central Dartmoor
Postbridge, on the bank of the East River Dart, is perfect for picnics. The ancient clapper bridge over the river is an iconic Dartmoor spot, probably built in some time the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river.
This is also a great spot for walkers as several local trails take visitors through Bellever Woods, along the river, or up to Bellever Tor which has superb views over the moor.
Postbridge is a good spot for families as the rocks dotted along the river are perfect for stepping stones.
And in case you missed it, Issue 2 of our Plymouth magazine had a great round up of local spots and what to take with you on a picnic if it’s cold! Read the article here
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