Sparrowhawk Backpackers, 45 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8LN

Call Alison on 01647 440318 or 07870 513570


Sparrowhawk is a small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead, popular with cyclists, hikers, climbers, bikers, artists, photographers and film makers, located within the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park. Moretonhampstead, 14 miles west of Exeter, can be reached by direct bus. Accommodation is in a beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers and a secure bike shed. High open moorland is close by for great hiking, cycling and off-road mountain biking, while the rocky tors rising up on the hilltops offer climbers a challenge. Wild swims in the rivers amongst woodlands or out on the moor are a must for the adventurous traveller. Magnificent stone circles, dwellings and burial sites of ancient civilizations together with wild ponies, buzzards, flora and fauna are all here to be explored. Moretonhampstead has shops, cafés, art gallery/studios and pubs serving good food/ beer. CTC/ Cicerone LeJoG/ Dartmoor Way cycle routes are on the doorstep.

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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Opening soon.

May 24th 2021

Our small friendly eco hostel in Dartmoor National Park will be opening soon. It is perfect for a low cost holiday in this popular part of the country. Please get in touch to enquire/book.

Sparrowhawk Backpackers - Independent Hostel - Dartmoor

28th Aug – 5th Sept:    Dartmoor Walking Festival, Devon

August 5th 2020

Stay at Sparrowhawk Backpackers and treat yourself to a week of fantastic Dartmoor walking.

The Dartmoor National Park are fully supporting the week with ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits and events.  The aim is to have at least four events each day during the nine-day festival, so there really is something for everybody, with evening talks and walks included.  The week is only limited by your imagination so come along and explore Dartmoor and find out more about this incredibly special place.

Dartmoor Tor

Explore the off-road and on-road cycle routes in Dartmoor National Park or take a nights break on the LeJoG Cycle Route

March 11th 2019

The hostel’s accommodation is in a beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, a fully equipped kitchen and a secure bike shed. The Tour Of Britain and other cycle events take place in this area.

LeJoG? Is that a designer label for runners? No! Its the funky portmanteau word to replace the cumbersome Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle route.

If you’re planning your attack on this 900-odd mile cycling epic, Sparrowhawk Backpackers in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor is recommended as a second night stop. Obviously that’s if you’re going South to North. If its your second night after starting out from John O’Groats, you’ve made suspiciously rapid progress and we might have to ask for a urine sample!

The hostel’s accommodation is in a beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, a fully equipped kitchen and a secure bike shed.

You are more than likely to be tempted to stay longer though.  Dartmoor has plenty of off-road and on-road cycle routes.  Moretonhampsetad village is a charming place to explore. It has cafes and lively pubs serving great food and beer. After a day cycling over open moorland though wooded valleys, you’re likely to welcome these comforts.  There’s also an art gallery, an open-air heated swimming pool and small independent shops.

I can picture you passing through on your LeJoG adventure (I’m warming to the abbreviation now), and making a mental note to come back when you’re more at leisure and spend a bit of time here.

Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel Moretonhampstead Dartmoor

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