Author Topic: First time to Dartmoor by train.  (Read 590 times)

JVB

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22
First time to Dartmoor by train.
« on: 14:42:52, 27/06/18 »
Hi All, planning on 3 days 2 nights for my first trip to Dartmoor and my first solo camp. Travelling down by train from Paddington and want to cram as much in as I can and get 2 amazing nights with as little light pollution as possible. Input on where’s best to start best station to head too and must see places will be great if you can help..... best pub to finish at as well would be nice  O0
normality never interested me....

Dan1902

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: First time to Dartmoor by train.
« Reply #1 on: 09:24:38, 09/07/18 »
You done your little trip yet?If I was going by train I'd probably try Ivybridge. Only one change.
You'ld be south Dartmoor and can get straight on to the Two Moors way if you wanted. Plenty of areas to pitch up for the night.

BuzyG

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 744
Re: First time to Dartmoor by train.
« Reply #2 on: 22:49:37, 24/07/18 »
Agree Ivy bridge is a good drop off point.   Also consider Oakhampton.  You are staigtst on to the moor from either.  There is also a Youth hostel at Oakhampton station.  That would be my favourite I think.

PeterDevon

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: First time to Dartmoor by train.
« Reply #3 on: 12:33:10, 25/07/18 »
The train to Okehampton only runs on Sunday!

BuzyG

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 744
Re: First time to Dartmoor by train.
« Reply #4 on: 18:37:37, 25/07/18 »
The train to Okehampton only runs on Sunday!


There appear to be several each day, this time of year  Unless I am reading the timetable wrong.