CENTRAL LOCATION WITH COUNTRYSIDE SETTING
Unrivalled countryside tranquility
on a national park
Unrivalled countryside tranquility on a national park
Located on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, Woodland Springs offers unrivalled countryside tranquillity and relaxation, set in beautiful rolling hills. The park is just a few minutes’ drive from the A30 dual carriageway, meaning that we’re in a great place for a longer stay where you can explore the wider area at your convenience.
We’re just a short ten-minute drive from the higher parts of the moorland, where you can walk, cycle or ride your way around the moor’s rugged landscape and see the iconic Dartmoor ponies and tors. The cathedral city of Exeter is 18 miles away on the A30, with a range of excellent shopping, dining and sightseeing for visitors. Sandy beaches, Plymouth and The Eden Project are also within easy reach.
Things to do
Walking on Dartmoor
You don’t have to go far to find a relaxing walk. Dartmoor has countless options for walkers, from leisurely strolls across flat ground to more challenging rambles up and over hills. The South West Coast Path along Devon and Cornwall’s coastline also offers unique views and has stretches across all ranges of difficulty.
The famous Tors
One of Dartmoor’s most iconic sights is its tors. The national park’s landscape has more than 160 of these outcrops of granite, often standing on top of a hill. Climbing up these hills to see a tor close up almost always pays off with spectacular panoramic views of the scenery below and up-close views of the tors.
CYCLING ON DARTMOOR
Get on your bike
Trail riders can take on The Granite Way, a flat path between nearby Okehampton and Lydford, Drake’s Trail that leads from Tavistock to Plymouth and several beautiful trails at Haldon Forest, near Exeter. Dartmoor itself has plenty of challenging hills to tackle and stunning sights to take in while on two wheels.
FISHING ON DARTMOOR
Have your net ready
Dartmoor national park’s rivers are renowned for fishing; the Dart and area’s other rivers are home to wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon. Stretches of the East and West Dart can be fished upon purchase of a Duchy of Cornwall permit. There’s also a trout fishery at Tavistock and reservoir fishing available nearby.
HORSE RIDING ON DARTMOOR
Climb into the saddle
Whether you’re an old hand at riding a horse or curious to try it out for the first time, Dartmoor is a wonderful place for horse riding. You can trot along bridleways, see part of Dartmoor’s history along its byways or ride out onto the open moorland and enjoy breath-taking views. Nearby stables offer accompanied rides and training.
So much to see and do
There’s plenty to see and do in the South West; the cities of Exeter and Plymouth have centuries of history and unique architecture, while the Eden Project, Jurassic Coast and numerous other attractions in both Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach thanks to our proximity to the A30 dual carriageway.
HIDDEN GEMS NEARBY
Discover a local favourite
The nearby market towns of Okehampton and Tavistock each have their own distinct charm, Tavistock with its pannier market and Okehampton with its Victorian arcade. Lydford Gorge offers a beautiful circular walk, while Finch Foundry property at Sticklepath is England’s last working water-powered forge.
GLAMPING WITH US
Home away from home
Our pods offer home comforts away from home, even having plug sockets ideal for keeping your phone charged. Enjoy watching the world go by from the decking and bistro set outside, hire a barbecue and unwind, knowing that no matter what happens with the weather, you’ll always stay dry in one of our pods.
The fully carpeted and double-glazed pods have heating, lighting and two electric sockets with 2 x 2.5 amp USB ports, ideal for charging gadgets. The lockable front doors have a roller blind for added privacy, while two single camp beds are available on request at no extra charge.