A honeymoon is a cherished time for newlyweds to celebrate their love and create unforgettable memories together. While some opt for bustling cities or tropical beaches, other couples seek solace amongst nature.

Dartmoor, with its rugged landscapes, mystical tors, and ancient history, offers a unique and enchanting backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and memorable honeymoon experience.

Here are some of the things you can do while enjoying a honeymoon on Dartmoor.

Explore Dartmoor’s Natural Beauty

Dartmoor National Park is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, characterised by vast moorlands, granite tors, and winding rivers. To immerse yourself in this stunning landscape, embark on hikes along the park’s numerous trails. Whether you choose a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek, each path offers its own unique discoveries to enjoy together.

One of Dartmoor’s most iconic features is its granite tors, which dot the landscape. Climb to the top of Haytor or Hound Tor for panoramic views of the moors below, or venture off the beaten path to discover hidden tors waiting to be explored.

For a romantic outing, pack a picnic and find a secluded spot by one of Dartmoor’s picturesque rivers or tranquil reservoirs. The peaceful surroundings provide the perfect setting for a leisurely meal and quiet moments together.

bridge on Dartmoor

Discover Dartmoor’s History and Culture

Dartmoor is steeped in history, so if you are interested in learning more together, there is plenty to see. Delve into the region’s past by visiting ancient sites on Dartmoor, such as the iconic Dartmoor Stone Circles or the ruins of medieval villages near Hound Tor.

To gain insight into Dartmoor’s cultural heritage, explore the quaint villages in the area. Visit local museums and galleries to learn about the area’s history, or pop into one of the visitor centres located in Postbridge, Haytor and Princetown.

For a truly unique experience, consider staying in one of Dartmoor’s historic accommodations, such as Mill End Hotel in Chagford, which is a charming 15th-century mill house on the banks of the Teign River. The hotel offers modern amenities while retaining the old-world charm, providing an intimate and romantic retreat for honeymooners.

Embark on an Adventure on Dartmoor

For the more adventurous couple, Dartmoor offers a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy together. Try your hand at rock climbing, horseback riding, or kayaking, and experience the thrill of exploring Dartmoor’s wild landscapes hand in hand.

As the day draws to a close, there’s no better way to unwind than by watching the sunset from one of Dartmoor’s many scenic viewpoints. Wrap yourselves in a blanket, sip a glass of wine, and marvel at the beauty of the moors as the sky transforms into a palette of vibrant colours.

Great Mis Tor

Romance and Relaxation on Dartmoor

While Dartmoor offers plenty of opportunities for adventure, it’s also a place where you can relax and reconnect with your partner. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring one of Dartmoor’s charming villages, browsing local shops, and enjoying a romantic meal at our cosy restaurant.

No honeymoon is complete without sampling the local cuisine, and Dartmoor offers a wealth of culinary delights to tempt your taste buds. Our restaurant serves up delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients, as well as must try dishes for those visiting Devon, including Devonshire cream teas!

Dining at Mill End

Explore Ancient Legends of Dartmoor

Dartmoor is steeped in folklore and legend, adding an element of mystery to your honeymoon adventure.

Take a leisurely stroll through Wistman’s Wood, an ancient woodland shrouded in myth and magic, and marvel at the twisted oaks draped in moss and lichen.

Visit the legendary Lydford Gorge, where cascading waterfalls and moss-covered rocks create an ethereal atmosphere straight out of a fairy tale.

Each of these magical locations offers the perfect backdrop for you to get some great photos together as keepsakes to remember your honeymoon.

best woodland walks on dartmoor

Embrace the Seclusion of Dartmoor

Embrace the seclusion Dartmoor offers and allow it to deepen the bond between you and your partner. Disconnect from the outside world and fall in love with the simplicity of being together, far removed from the distractions of everyday life.

If you’re looking for honeymoon hotels in Devon, Mill End could be the perfect place for you! We are secluded in the nature of Dartmoor while remaining closely connected to nearby towns and cities, meaning there is plenty to do in the area while giving you a quiet place to relax.