Enjoy a panoramic tour of Plymouth before heading out on to Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, famed for its wild and wonderful scenery peppered with prehistoric remains and isolated settlements.
Landscape will be brought alive with the telling of myths and legends that abound on the moor and which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the horrifying tale of the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’.
Spot the moorland ponies, cattle and sheep which roam freely on this heather strewn moor before descending to Tavistock, ancient stannary town, now part of the UNESCO West Devon Mining World Heritage Site.
Visit the fascinating exhibition in the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre and stroll around the village of Princetown, the largest and highest village on the moor, and enjoy a Devon Cream Tea before returning to Plymouth.
Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the tall, grey granite walls of Dartmoor Prison, with its long history stretching back to the C18th, dominate and provide contrast to the wide open tracts of land and rolling hills that will be seen as you traverse the moor.