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Family Fun on Dartmoor

02/01/2018 South West

With an abundance of attractions and areas to walk, cycle, picnic and eat, Dartmoor has something for everyone and every type of family. Here’s our list of must-do family activities.

Five Classic West Country Winter Walks

21/12/2017 South West

Perhaps it’s the bright, crisp days, perhaps it’s the bracing winds, but winter makes walking in the West Country a real delight. Whether you’re looking for a blast of fresh air amid the festivities or have resolved to do more exercise, hiking the region’s coast paths and moors will put plenty of pep in your step. So we asked local Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion Belinda Dixon to come up with some routes that show the west off at its winter best.

Family activities
What is letterboxing?

18/12/2017 South West

If you’re looking for a family fun day out in the Dartmoor National Park, then why not try out one of the most unique activities the area has to offer – letterboxing. Similar to orienteering, it’s something which you can do either on your own or with your family. It’s also a great way to explore and discover more about the local area. Here’s everything you need to know about letterboxing…

Places to go
Top 5 Greenspaces to visit in Bristol

13/10/2017 South West

Despite the industrial and maritime history, Bristol still boasts some amazing green spaces right inside the city itself. Discover five of the best here.

3 great coastal circular walks in Devon

21/09/2017 South West

Cliffs, coves and impossibly pretty ports – the South West Coast Path draws many an excited hiker to western shores. But you don’t have to embark on the full 630-mile trail to revel in its glory. Because a wealth of day-long, circular walks will also put more than a little spring in your hiker’s step and a gleam in your eye. Devon-based Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion Belinda Dixon outlines three of her favourite SWCP day trails.

Family activities
Kids woodlands survival skills

05/07/2017 South West

It can be hard work getting some children to appreciate the outdoors. The lures of television, tablets, games consoles and computers make many kids reluctant to get outside, while parents need to find safe locations and organise activities that encourage kids to try new things.

Places to go
10 of the best geological features to see on the Jurassic Coast

27/04/2017 South West

The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast features some of the most impressive geological features in Britain. Discover 10 of the best with GetOutside Champion, Martin Curtis.

Horse riding
​Canter across the moors in Exmoor

30/03/2017 South West

Exmoor is a hugely popular location for horse riding with over 400 miles of bridleways, coupled with open moorland and coastal paths. It’s ideal for novice and experienced riders.

Places to go
A beginners guide to the Isles of Scilly

21/02/2017 South West

Discover soft white sand, turquoise sea, great food and beautiful scenery – all off the coast of Cornwall in the Isles of Scilly.

​Mountain biking in Dartmoor: top routes

27/09/2016 South West

With miles of moorland, Dartmoor National Park is perfect to explore on a bike. Discover a selection of the best routes and find one that suits you.

Cycling around the Isles of Scilly

16/08/2016 South West

Steven Rittey travels to the southernmost location in England – on his bike, of course.

Places to go
Explore Dartmoor National Park

17/05/2016 South West

Discover the best parts of Dartmoor National Park with this guide

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