We’ve told you what to pack for your Dartmoor picnic, so now we’re going to give you the best spots in Haytor and the National Park, so your location is just as great as your picnic.


Haytor rocks

Located just on our doorstep you’ll find Haytor Rocks, which make for the perfect picnic spot this summer. Perched atop on one of Dartmoors most iconic granite tors, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding moorland and countryside. Take in the expansive vistas as you enjoy your picnic delights. Make sure to snap a photo, as this view will never tire. 


Bellever Forest and The River Dart

Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor lies Bellever Forest, an enchanting woodland offering a tranquil setting for a picnic. Find a cozy spot by the River Dart, where the soothing sound of flowing water will truly help you to switch off from the outside world. The surrounding ancient oaks and moss-covered boulders provide a sense of serenity as you enjoy the tranquility of nature.


Wistmans Wood

Step into a magical realm as you venture into Wistman’s Wood, a mystical ancient woodland scattered with moss-covered boulders and twisted, gnarled trees. Find a comfy patch to set up your blanket and soak in the enchanting atmosphere while savoring your perfect summer picnic. This unique location is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.


Fingle Bridge 

Nestled along the banks of the River Teign, Fingle Bridge offers a picturesque picnic spot surrounded by lush woodlands. Spread your picnic blanket on the grassy riverbank, listen to the gentle flow of the river, and enjoy views of the ancient stone bridge that spans its width. Take a leisurely stroll before or after your meal to explore the scenic trails that wind through the woods.


Venford reservoir

Escape the crowds and venture to Venford Reservoir, a hidden gem nestled in a secluded valley. Surrounded by dense woodlands and Dartmoor’s rolling hills, this idyllic location offers tranquility and natural beauty. You can enjoy your picnic by the waters edge, and if the weather permits, dip your toes in the cool, refreshing waters.


With endless spots to enjoy, The Moorland Hotel is the perfect summer base to explore and enjoy your summer picnics. Book your stay now.