Visitors and local residents participate in many activities including hill walking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and fishing. Letterboxing is also becoming more popular in recent decades. This is where waterproof containers, or 'letterboxes' are hidden throughout the moor, each containing a visitors book and rubber stamp which visitors can take an impression of the letterboxes rubber stamp as proof of finding the box and record their visit by stamping the log book.
Dartmoor weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within Dartmoor National Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
Weather Warnings and alerts for the Dartmoor are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.