Widecombe in the Moor, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Widecombe in the Moor is famous for its annual fair and for the song Widecombe Fair (which is where the phrase Uncle Tom Cobley and all comes from). This Dartmoor village is pretty central in the National Park, tucked into a green valley surrounded by the rugged moors and tors. It is picturesque to a T, which is why it can get rather busy around these parts, especially in the summer. The local community haven’t missed a trick, which means there’s a thriving village shop, two cafes and two pubs – The Old Inn and The Rugglestone Inn. If you decide to stop off for a wander around, tie it in with a pub lunch or a cream tea at the Café on The Green; go and see the Old Sexton’s House (NT) and the beautiful 16th century church with its 120ft tower, for obvious reasons, known as The Cathedral in the Moor.
Widecombe in the Moor is also a good stop off point for refreshments if you’re walking, cycling or pony trekking in this neck of the woods; surprisingly, it’s also a good point for llama walking, not what you’d expect to find in the middle of Dartmoor, but nonetheless, a beautiful place for it.
All information correct at the time of writing