Sparrowhawk Backpackers, 45 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8LN
Backpackers eco hostel on DartmoorSparrowhawk 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.
Beds & Rooms:11: 1x11
Price per night:Adult dorm £25
Booking:Book ahead if possible by phone or email.
Directions:M5/A30/B3212 or A382 from Exeter, take the B3212 signposted on the one-way system at Exe Bridges. From Plymouth head towards Yelverton and then B3212. The hostel is on Ford Street (A382) 100 metres from tourist office.
- Direct from Exeter Bus 359, indirect 178. From Okehampton or Newton Abbot Bus 173 or 179. Enquires Tel 0870 6082608.
- Long Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Cathedral Cycle Route Trans Euro Trail Land's End Trail and Mary Michael Pilgrim's Way
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Inspired by David Attenborough to see the herds of wild ponies on Dartmoor?
March 3rd 2023
Then a few nights at Sparrowhawk Backpackers is just for you. The high open moorland is close by. Here you can find wild ponies, buzzards, and amazing flora and fauna. Walk, mountain bike and wild swim in this fantastic national park and immerse yourself in the beauty of our Wild Isles.
Great value, in a great location!
May 24th 2021
Our small friendly eco hostel in Dartmoor National Park is perfect for a low cost holiday in this popular part of the country. Please get in touch to enquire/book.