Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Dartmoor Sports Leisure

Fly Fishing here at Prince Hall Hotel, Duchy Water, licences sold here.
Brown Trout, Sea Trout and  Salmon A local ghillie can be hired for half day or whole days, equipment can also be hired.

Water Sports
Dartmoor offers some fantastic canoeing and white water rafting opportunies. The River Dart is the most popular canoeing destination in the National Park and the magnificent white water is considered by many canoeing enthusiasts to be amongst the best Mid Grade Runs in the west. Dartmoor's rivers are home to many types of wildlife and are important for recreational fishing so waterborne activities, including canoeing, can only take place within the National Park, with the owner's consent. Such access is generally only offered to British Canoe Union (BCU) members. For further information and to obtain a permit see http://www.dartaccess.co.uk

Cycling on Dartmoor
Dartmoor is a genuine cycling experience offering a range of routes to challenge all levels of ability and experience. Families can enjoy quiet days out along the trails created along disused railway lines, whilst the more experienced riders can test their stamina and endurance along the Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way
90 mile circular route. Rating: easy to challenging
The Dartmoor Way cycle route sweeps around the periphery of the Dartmoor National Park for over 90 miles linking many towns and attractions along its length, with an option to ride across the centre of the Park via Princetown.

The Plym Valley Way- Saltram House to Clearbrook

12 mile route. Rating: easy The Plym Valley Way follows the course of the old Great Western Railway line through tunnels and across viaducts. Most of this cycle way is off road - following the abandoned railway line, there is a slight incline, but nothing too taxing. Stunning views, historic woodlands, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's curved Shaugh Tunnel and a return journey that's nearly all down hill.

Burrator Reservoir
4 mile circular route. Rating: easy - mostly level
A very easy and mostly level route around Burrator Reservoir. Stunning views across the reservoir to open moorland, many footpaths to explore. Dramatic overflows from the tops of the dam after periods of wet weather and vibrant displays of rhododendrons and azaleas.

Horse Riding
Beginners and more experienced horse riders all agree that riding across Dartmoor is hard to beat. You can ride out on the open moor - provided that it’s common land . trot along woodland trails and bridleways, or follow in the hoofprints of ancient medieval traders along historic byways linking towns and villages. If you don’t have your own horse, or you.re a novice in the saddle, there are first-class stables listed overleaf offering you a good horse, tuition and an experienced guide. Rides are organised into small groups & tailored to your ability. Qualified ride leaders & instructors are on hand to give as much instruction as required allowing you to enjoy your Dartmoor Riding experience. For beginners to advanced riders.

Dartmoor Driving 
Instructional carriage driving or chauffered drives on Dartmoor.
Beginners welcome.
Day drives across Dartmoor.

Falconry displays/Sessions can be arranged at reception with our excellent local falconer

Holistic Massage and Hot stone Therapy Massage can be arranged with notice to take place in the comfort of your own room, please ask at reception.www.princehall.co.uk 

1 comment:

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