Autumn arrives on Dartmoor with a burst of colour that captivates the hearts of all who venture into this rugged and enchanting landscape.

As the deciduous trees prepare for winter, their leaves transition through a stunning array of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Oaks, beeches, and rowans put on a dazzling display, creating a mosaic of colour across the moorland. The contrast between the rich, earthy tones of the granite tors and the fiery foliage is simply mesmerising.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, Dartmoor in autumn offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Autumn Walks on Dartmoor

The crispness of the air in autumn is invigorating. Hiking across the moor, one can feel the cool breeze rustling through the golden leaves, creating a soothing symphony that echoes through the valleys. There is plenty to explore on Dartmoor, whether you want to ramble on the moors or follow a trail through the forests.

After a day of exploration, there’s nothing quite like settling in front of a cosy, crackling fire and enjoying some delicious seasonal dishes with local produce. Mill End Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day walking on the moor.

Autumn Activities on Dartmoor

Dartmoor’s unique combination of exposed granite outcrops and dense woodlands provides a stunning backdrop for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike, so there is plenty to see and enjoy from the scenery itself.

October marks the start of kayak and canoe season on Dartmoor – The Dart Fisheries Association and the BCU have an agreement that permits access to the River Dart from Newbridge and Dartmeet from the 1st of October to the 31st of March. Those who love an adrenaline kick will enjoy exploring the area on the water.

Cycling on Dartmoor is also fantastic in the autumn, with a huge range of tracks and trails to explore. The crisp autumn weather allows you to travel further across Dartmoor without being hindered by the summer sun or winter chills!

If you’re up for exploring Dartmoor, discover the perfect base for your autumn antics here at Mill End Hotel in Chagford. Book now or get in touch to discuss your stay.