Climb aboard the Dartmoor Explorer bus from Exeter, sit back and enjoy the wonderful sights our region has to offer, as you make your way to Dartmoor National Park

Priced at £10 for an adult, £5 for a child or £20 for a family, this service gives you the opportunity to discover our fascinating city and magnificent Dartmoor all in one day.

We've put together some inspiration below, for unmissable sights, walks, cafés, museums and more at each point...


  • Visit to the new Guildhall Museum and Tavistock Museum  (1 hour)
  • Coffee and cake in one of our independent cafes (1 hour)
  • Cream Tea or lunch at the Bedford (1 hour)
  • Visit Abbey ruins (1 hour)
  • Experience the wildlife and serenity of a canal and river walk (1 – 2 hours)
  • Tavistock Heritage Walks – leaflets from Visitor Centre 1-3hrs

Dartmoor Inn

  • Take a walk to fascinating Bronze Age stone rows and  burial cairns. (1-2 hours)
  • Follow your walk with a local cider and meal at the Dartmoor Inn full of organic produce from the Eversfield Organic farm and Market Garden, or from a wonderful selection of small, local producers. (1-2 hours)


  • Exhibitions at the Visitor Centre (1 hour) start your Dartmoor Story
  • Take a walk in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles walk
  • Lunch or coffee and cake at one of the cafes (1 hour)
  • Take one of the accessible walks or cycle paths (1 – 2 hours)
  • Prison museum – 1-2hrs
  • Fresh ground coffee or Ice cream from new kiosk at Rambler’s Rest

Two Bridges

  • Stop off at the historic Two Bridges Hotel, and enjoy a bite of lunch or a classic Devon Cream Tea. Take a stroll around the hotel’s beautiful moorland gardens, pause a while on the ancient bridge, and take in the tranquil riverbank scenes.
  • Cream teas all day, every day
  • Lunchtime snacks Weds-Sat
  • Restaurant lunch Fri-Sun


  • Find out about the history and legends surrounding this old gunpowder factory
  • Stop for a bite to eat and pick up a piece of pottery or take a pottery class (1 – 3 hours)
  • Pottery & café closes from Sept


  • Come to the Bronze Age Visitor Centre and view our Life, Death and Landscape exhibition (1 hour)
  • Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and view ancient remains first hand (1-1.5 hours)
  • Take a river walk, or one of our accessible routes (1-2 hours)
  • Stand on a medieval clapper bridge with an ice cream from our local shop or the East Dart Hotel
  • Free Guided Walk in Bellever Forest with Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. Book ahead, 2-3 hrs
  • Follow one of the marked walking trails in Bellever Forest – 2-3hrs

Warren House Inn

  • Walk to the ruins of the last working tin mines on Dartmoor  at Vitifer Gold Dagger Mine (2 hours)
  • Must try the famous rabbit pie sat infront of the fire place that has been burning for 100 years without going out! (1-1.5 hours)
  • Walk from Bennet’s Cross to Birch Tor – 2-3hrs


  • Motor Museum (1-1.5 hours)
  • Miniature Pony Centre (2 – 3 hours) Closed in winter
  • Check out the exhibitions and galleries at Greenhill Arts Centre (1 hour)
  • Sample local Dartmoor produce at one of the local eateries  (1 hour)
  • Hire e-bike from Dartmoor Bikes (at Animal Crackers) cycle the Wray Valley Trail. Book ahead in winter.


  • Popular village walks (1 – 2 hours)
  • Local ales in the Royal Oak
  • Delicious cake at Church Cottage Tearooms


  • A must is RAMM Exeter’s world-class museum and art gallery – a joy for all ages (2 hours)
  • Take a guided tour of Exeter's Underground Passages. Enjoy the heritage centre full of interactive exhibits and interpretation.
  • (2 hours)
  • Visit the living museum at St Nicholas Priory, Exeter’s oldest building founded by William the Conqueror in 1087.  (2 hours)
  • Visit Exeter’s many shops and eateries (3-4 hours)

Find out more about the Dartmoor Explorer here.


Adventures by Bus
Dartmoor Explorer

Adventures By Bus is a collection of incredible bus adventures around the stunning south west of England run by the established First South West Ltd

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory, exterior

Exeter’s oldest building, the original priory was turned into Tudor home and is now a performance and community venue. Come and experience 900 years of Exeter’s history and join us in discovering the secrets of our wonderful building.

Exeter's Underground Passages
Historic Site
Exeter's Underground Passages

The Passages were built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter. A guided tour of Exeter's Underground Passages is a memorable event - narrow, dark, interesting and exciting.

The Miniature Pony Centre
The Main Herd of Ponies

The Miniature Pony Centre on Dartmoor is a great ‘hands-on’ family day out filled with cuteness and pony magic for children and adults alike. With over 80 equines from gigantic mammoth donkeys and heavy horses to Miniature Shetlands and Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys, this is animal lover’s idea of heaven.



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