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Why book a cottage in Widecombe-in-the-Moor?
Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a village nestled in the centre of Dartmoor National Park. The village is dominated by its church, known as the Cathedral of the Moors on account of its 120-foot tower.
The village is famous for the annual Widecombe Fair. Started in 1850, there are many attractions that continue to this day including displays of livestock, dog shows and bale tossing.
If you love the outdoors then this is a great place to stay. Try your hand at horse riding, climbing, abseiling or caving - it doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice as there are a number of companies who specialise in training and tuition. If you are keen walker then there are many beautiful trails you can follow, including an ascent to Haytor with 360 degree views of the area.
Places to visit near Widecombe-in-the-Moor
Surrounded by moor and countryside, there are some beautiful and interesting nature spots to visit in Dartmoor. Wistman’s Wood is a small oak wood that has grown twisted and knotted over hundreds of years. The trees are now all stunted and covered in moss which creates a truly magical and mysterious appearance. Becky Falls is a large area of woodland centred around a cascading waterfall. Visitors can choose to follow three walking trails of varying length and difficulty.
Other towns and villages in the area to visit include Bovey Tracey, a great spot for outdoor adventure activities, and Buckfastleigh, home to Buckfast Abbey.