Lying on the eastern slopes of the Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead is surrounded by some of the finest countryside in England.
Although locals will proudly proclaim it as a town, Moretonhampstead is essentially a village in character. It is located at the almost exact geographical centre of the county of Devon. This central position makes it an ideal base to explore not only the unique features of Dartmoor, but also the whole of glorious Devon.
Moretonhampstead is situated at a cross-roads amidst wooded, hilly countryside and has a population of around 1,500. The central part of the town stands at an altitude of 700 feet but a short stroll within the parish will elevate the walker to beyond 1,100 feet and afford spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Moreton boasts five pubs and several cafes. There is a wide selection of hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering and camping accommodation and the visitor will find all one is likely to need in the busy local shops.
For the active, Moretonhampstead boasts what many find to be a surprising range of sporting facilities and the great expanse of Dartmoor presents the rambler with unlimited options. No part of the National Park is more than a one hour drive away and most of the well-known beauty spots considerably less. For those with other interests there is the historic naval city of Plymouth, Devon's Roman capital, Exeter with its magnificent cathedral, the many famous coastal resorts including Torbay and the serene countryside of North Devon, all of this lying within sixty minutes travelling time.
Whatever your interest, and perhaps you just wish to relax in the country, we feel sure you will find Moretonhampstead to be the perfect centre, easily accessible but at the same time seemingly a million miles from the bustle and frenetic lifestyle of today's towns and cities.