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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Dartmoor Country Clothes

8 Brook St, Tavistock PL19 0HD, UK – 01822 610073

extremely friendly and helpful staff. no question too big. A very broad range of lovely clothes to chose from


Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

The Old Rectory Caravan & Camping Park

The Old Rectory, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JA, UK – 01822 481731

Nice laid back site in beautiful countryside. Facilities need updating but the new owners are on the case. Owners friendly and helpful.

We have had a lovely stay at this very friendly family orientated site. The pitches are generous in size and screened off between them. The owners are constantly improving the facilities and the guests are actively encouraged to partipate in the feeding of the animals. We thoroughly recommend the Old Rectory whether you are a camper caravanner or want a cottage or pod.

Harford Bridge Holiday Park

Peter Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9LS, UK – 01822 810349

I booked an electric hook-up pitch for my caravan for a quick one night stay as we were going to a gig in Tavistock. When we arrived on site, on entering the reception building, the lady greeted me by name even before I had said anything. She had noted my registration number as I pulled up and got my name from the booking which I thought was a nice touch. The welcome was very friendly and everything about the park was explained very well. The pitch we were given was absolutely idyllic. We pitched up in a large meadow adjacent to the river, with nobody else around. It was nothing short of stunning, with wildlife absolutely everywhere and perfect peace and quiet, only broken by the babbling of the River Tavy. Facilities on site were excellent although we didn't stay long enough to really make good use of them. We will make sure to change this later in the year and come back to this beautiful site for a longer stay.

Brilliant Holiday Park kids loved it. Spotless showers, friendly staff. We was lucky to see the worst thunder and lightening i have ever seen. Brilliant!!!

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!