Getting There -- Take the train from London to Exeter, and then use local buses to connect you with the various villages of Dartmoor. Transmoor Link, a public transport bus service, usually operates throughout the summer, an ideal way to get onto the moor. Information on the Transmoor Link and on the bus link between various towns and villages on Dartmoor is available from the Travel Line (tel. 0871/200-2233).

If you're driving, Exeter is the most easily reached gateway. From here, continue west on the B3212 to such centers as Dartmoor, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, and North Bovey. From these smaller towns, tiny roads -- often not really big enough for two cars -- cut deeper into the moor.

Visitor Information -- The main source of information is the Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, Bedford Square, Tavistock (tel. 01822/612938). It will book accommodations within an 80km (50-mile) radius for free. It's open April to October daily 9:30am to 5pm. From November to March, it's open on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.