Spring on Dartmoor is a time of change and renewal as this mystical landscape awakens from its winter slumber. Dartmoor, known for its dramatic tors, ancient woodlands, and rolling moorlands, undergoes a remarkable transformation during this season, offering a unique and captivating experience for visitors and locals alike.
Whether you’re a hiker, a birdwatcher, or simply someone seeking solace in nature’s embrace, Dartmoor in spring offers an unforgettable experience that connects you with the natural world.
One of the most striking aspects of spring on Dartmoor is the explosion of colour that blankets the moorlands. As winter fades, vibrant wildflowers begin to carpet the open spaces, creating a patchwork of blues, yellows, purples, and whites. Look closely, and you’ll find delicate blooms like primroses, bluebells, and wood anemones that bring life to the landscape.
The Dartmoor weather can be unpredictable, but in spring, you’re more likely to encounter clear, crisp days when the sun casts a warm glow over the moors. It’s a perfect time to explore the many walking trails and hiking routes that crisscross the moorlands, with each step bringing you closer to the heart of this enchanting wilderness.
As the days grow longer and warmer, Dartmoor’s ancient woodlands become a magical realm of dappled sunlight and fresh green foliage, perfect to explore. Be sure to visit Wistman’s Wood, a hauntingly beautiful forest of twisted, moss-covered oak trees that feel like they belong in a fairytale. The woodlands are also home to a rich diversity of wildlife, making them a prime spot for wildlife enthusiasts.
The springtime marks the start of the fishing season on Dartmoor, with trout and salmon fishing opportunities in the rivers and reservoirs. Take a look at our guide to fishing on Dartmoor to discover the best places to go and fishing trips to join.
Mill End Hotel in Chagford makes the ideal base for your springtime adventures – get in touch or book now to plan your perfect Dartmoor getaway in spring.