Dartmoor National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Dartmoor National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Dartmoor National Park is situated in Devon. Its rolling moorland, tors, stunning scenery and wealth of historic sites and monuments make this a very popular place to visit. The Two Moors Way passes across Dartmoor, and there is plenty of walking for people of all abilities.
We also display many other books of interest to those visiting Dartmoor National Park.
Dartmoor National Park Guidebooks
As well as Dartmoor National Park guidebooks and rambling books, we include geology, local interest and natural history. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“A guidebook to 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and surrounding area. Dartmoor is an area described as the last great wilderness of England. This Cicerone guide is an excellent introduction to the moor and the national park. The walks have been grouped into four large areas of Dartmoor: The South Moor; Widecombe Walks; The North East Moor; and The North West Moor. Most of the walks are circular and have been graded according to length (short, medium or long) and difficulty (easy, moderate and hard). The guide contains OS maps and photographs for every route. There are also outline suggestions for five longer routes on Dartmoor, as well as practical information on travel, advice on accommodation and how to make the most out of walking on Dartmoor.”
– Walking on Dartmoor: National Park and Surrounding Areas (Cicerone)
“Twenty eight walks varying in length from 2 to 7 1/2 miles. Photographs illustrate many of the features to be seen on the walks. Using over sixty years of knowledge of Dartmoor, Michael Caton leads you on a series of 28 walks based on paths and trackways over the moor. Some of these walks are based on those led by the author for the Dartmoor Preservation Association. Many of the walks have not been described in previous guidebooks or are not shown on the OS 1:25,000 map. The walks are for those who wish to venture well into the open moor without having to negotiate the rough Dartmoor terrain. A section has been included on the origin and history of the tracks including special comment on the route of the well known Abbot’s Way. There is also a section describing briefly what to see on the walks, including prehistoric monuments, medieval and later remains such as mining and granite crosses, as well as flora and fauna. The walks have been arranged in order around the southern and then the northern moor. Each walk starts at a suitable parking place. The routes are described in detail with appropriate grid references and brief information on the scenery and features to be seen. The start of all the walks is shown on an overview map of Dartmoor. About half of the routes are circular whereas others are more suited to a linear course. The walk descriptions are accompanied by maps in which the route has been sketched out on the appropriate section of the 1:25,000 OS map. A separate section gives advice to walkers and explains how to use this guide. It also draws attention to safety issues of walking on Dartmoor, including the dangers of military firing and adverse weather conditions.”
– Walks on Dartmoor: Paths and Trackways
“A handy-sized guide to fifteen walks of between 2 – 5 miles in the Dartmoor National Park. Includes routes based on Lydford, North Bovey, Horndon, Widecombe and Buckfast. In full colour.”
– Pocket Pub Walks Dartmoor
Dartmoor National Park Maps
We include the one Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ map (the best that is commercially available) which covers the National Park. We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. We also include the excellent AZ Adventure Atlas of Dartmoor: it comprises the Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor, but also has an index and info on places.