Things to do in Tavistock and on Dartmoor

Welcome to the Horn of Plenty's blog. Here you can read about the best things to do and explore surrounding our luxury hotel in Tavistock, on the edge of Dartmoor. 

Hound Tor, Dartmoor

Best Walks On Dartmoor In Spring

Monday 29th April 2024 / Author: Laura Avery

Southern Devon is a wonderful destination for families and couples looking for a peaceful getaway. With Dartmoor and its National Park, the region is rich in nature and walking trails. During the Spring season, Dartmoor transforms with bursts of new life—flowers bloom, wildlife emerges, and the landscape is refreshed with vibrant colours, making it an ideal time for exploring. The cooler temperatures are also comfortable for hiking, and there’s less chance of encountering the summer crowds. Explore some of the best walks on Dartmoor and Devon. 

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Top Spring Wedding Ideas

Monday 25th March 2024 / Author: Lizzie

If you are considering a spring wedding and are looking for some inspiration, we’ve curated some ideas to help you plan your day. From personalised wedding favours to bouquets of spring flowers, here are some of the top trends for spring weddings this year.

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Romantic Things to Do in Devon

Monday 12th February 2024

When it comes to finding the perfect romantic getaway, Devon is an idyllic destination that offers rolling landscapes, unusual villages, and plenty of activities for couples looking to enjoy some well earned time together. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled escapade, Devon has everything you need to create lasting memories with your loved one.

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The best pubs on Dartmoor with fires

Monday 15th January 2024 / Author: Oli Pyper

Pubs on Dartmoor are special. They're as far from the faceless urban hostelry as you can get. Here, the pubs are pillars of the community – and the beer is cheap (or, at least, cheaper than in London).

Let us paint you a picture. You've taken a long hike. Your calves are sore and your throat is dry. You crest the last hill you can muster – and then you see it: a cosy Dartmoor pub.

Does it get any better than that? Yes, actually. If it's a chilly winter's day and the pub has a roaring fireplace, you'll feel like you've stumbled upon a little slice of paradise.

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Trail running

The top 4 Dartmoor trail runs

Tuesday 19th December 2023 / Author: Oli Pyper

Dartmoor is a chocolate box for outdoorsy types.

Devon's largest and oldest National Park serves up 368 square miles of deliciously challenging terrain. And among those towering tors and lonely moors, there's a little something for everyone.

You can hike it. You can bike it. You can even paraglide it. But if you really want to work those legs, you've got to slip on some sturdy trainers and tackle one of the many Dartmoor trail runs.

Not sure where to start? No problem. We've picked out four scenic running routes to suit all skill levels.

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Dartmoor Autumn

Benefits of a Devon Weekend Break in Autumn

Monday 30th October 2023 / Author: Brock

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a reinvigorating Devon weekend break. Before the snow and frost strike, there’s still plenty of time for an autumn adventure with a Devon weekend break. Get a taste of the scenic splendour and foodie feasts that Devon offers over a jam-packed weekend away.

So, what are the benefits of a Devon weekend break? And what can I get up to during my getaway?

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2024 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day

Tuesday 12th September 2023 / Author: Lizzie

2024 is just around the corner and we’re taking a look at some of the best wedding trends for your big day. Helping you to plan your special day, these tips and trends can be perfectly tailored to you and provide unveiled inspiration for ceremonies and celebrations to cherish forever. From the top colour trends in 2024 to the best wedding games, we’ve put together the ultimate 2024 wedding guide blending timeless traditions with contemporary twists.

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Top Wildlife on Dartmoor

Friday 09th June 2023 / Author: Alice Beresford

Planning a trip to Dartmoor? What’s on your packing checklist? Hiking boots, warm socks, raincoat, maybe even a picnic. But have you thought about a pair of binoculars? As well as Dartmoor’s famous hiking routes, tors and natural landscapes, you should expect to bump into some of the National Park’s residents during your visit. 

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Spring Wedding Flowers

Tuesday 25th April 2023 / Author: Hannah Bushby

Let us help you to check something off your wedding list with our guide to Spring wedding flowers. In a time where we are ever conscious of the environment and reducing our own carbon footprint, buying seasonal flowers is far greener than shipping in flowers from overseas. There are so many questions when it comes to wedding flowers, we will help to answer some of them and give some suggestions of beautiful Spring wedding flowers.

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Why Visit a Countryside Hotel in 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023 / Author: Oliver Pyper

Romantic poets had the right idea. To Wordsworth, Shelley and their ilk, the countryside was an expression of the sublime – a natural haven, far from the thrum and bustle of the city. But that's ancient history. Is it still worth visiting a countryside hotel in 2023? We think so – and here's why.


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