Beds available, reviews, local events and music, bus times.
Take a break, great place to visit anytime of year.
Current price- Adult £19 /Child under 14 yrs. £10
Double room- £40 , £19 for extra person/ £10 for child.
(Booking engines charge more! For these prices book direct by text/ e-mail/ tel.)
Sparrowhawk Backpackers was listed in the theguardian - Travel Tips, Sunday Observer magazine 20/10/2013 - Where to stay in Dartmoor.One of only three places selected for recommendation!
Steven Spielberg, movie director, has been praising Dartmoor's 'natural beauty'. Spielberg spent time (Aug./Sept. 2010) shooting the film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book
'The War Horse'. The majority of the filming has been based around the area of Sheepstor on Dartmoor. He was so blown away by the area, exclaiming his delight, stating,
"I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor. And, with two-and-a-half weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities offered to me.
Sherlock: Hound of the Baskervilles, BBC , 2012.
Latest interpretation of the Authur Conan Doyle story is set and scenes filmed on Hound tor and the Dartmoor landscape.
The seasons of Hiking , Cycling , Wild Ponies!
With the new year here, it's a great opportunity to see Dartmoor's wild ponies,rushing rivers and landscapes. Wild daffodils and bluebell woods abundant in springtime.Wild swims are an opportunity in the summer. Stunning colours in the beech and oak forests, are worth a visit in autumn and wide open landscapes are great for hiking and chillout picnics.
Wild swims on Dartmoor. There are several idealic ponds. Here's a couple of photo's taken in summer.
Wild Camping on Dartmoor- the full Dartmoor experience!
Wild camping on Dartmoor for 1 or 2 nights is an opportunity not to be missed. Wake up next to a river and dip in (for the brave), or by a majestic tor. Hike from the hostel independantly, or have a lift to a great spot. Wild camping is permitted almost anywhere on the open moor.
AT SPARROWHAWK BACKPACKERS CHOOSE BETWEEN DORM OR DOUBLE ROOM.
INDIVIDUALS,GROUPS,CLUBS ARE ALL WELCOME!
Dorm- ADULTS £19.00
CHILDREN under 14 yrs./£10.00 PER NIGHT
Double Room - £40 (for2)
Availability This Week.
Dorm beds available Jan. onwards.
Double room available Jan. onwards.
Group bookings - available Jan. onwards.
Individuals, Clubs,Groups all welcome.
Group bookings still available this year.
Sparrowhawk Backpackers is ideal small Group Accommodation as well as being a great base for the independent traveller on Dartmoor and easily accessible by public transport (bus times below)
14 Beds in dorm, open plan with full length curtains. 1 double room.
CYCLISTS WELCOME Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a highly popular 2nd night stop for you all attempting the LeJoG/End2End cycle route. Recommended by CTC and Cicerone, Section 2, From Fowey across Dartmoor to Sparrowhawk, Moretonhampstead.
Plenty of space for repairing bikes and a secure shed. There are 3 pubs, good beer/ food, within 3 mins walk from the hostel, if you're too weary to cater for yourselves! Co-Op is open 8am-10pm. if you need supplies.
CANOE&KAYAK CLUBS WELCOME Sparrowhawk has plenty of secure space for kayaks, and has proved highly popular with clubs attempting The River Dart, Dart Loop and The River Teign. Canoekayak UK list several runs around Dartmoor in the top 50 in the uk, The DART in at no.1.......!
STAG&HEN GATHERINGS WELCOME. Hip and homely hangout with a fire and bar-b-q.in the courtyard. Big tables and seating outside. There are lively pubs all 2 mins. away for great beer and food. Variety of daytime activities around Dartmoor can be organised or use your own imagination!
Get together with some friends for a weekend gathering or club, kayaking, cycling, climbing, hiking, art or writing group and book the whole place sole use for a weekend or a few days.
Minimum of 10 for sole use. Charge is per person per night.
Music and Events in and around Moreton. and surrounding area is home to many musicians so the music scene is quite lively around here including open mic nights.
Regular lively acoustic Folk Jam night, last mon. of the month in the The Horse, all welcome to join in. 2 mins walk from the hostel.
Sparrowhawk Backpackers is easily accessible using public transport. Frequent direct buses from Exeter.
BUS TIMES ( from Exeter bus station)
BUS 359 direct from Exeter to Moretonhampstead.(Mon.-Sat.)Bus stop (The Square) is 2 mins walk to hostel. 8.45/ 11.15/ 13.15/ 15.15/ 17.15/ 18.15.
Bus 173 indirect Exeter- Moretonhampstead.(Mon.-Sat.) 8.18 / 13.25
Direct from Paddington to Exeter, About 2hrs.15mins.
Direct from Waterloo to Exeter, About 3hrs.30mins.
Direct from Bristol to Exeter, 1 hour.
to and from Plymouth to France and Spain, 45mins. Sparrowhawk is a popular handy spot for a stopover!
Exeter, 35 mins. by car, 25 miles.
Bristol, 2 hrs., 70 miles.
Bourenmouth, 2hrs.30mins, 90miles.
Heathrow, 3hr. 45 mins. /National Express bus to to Exeter- 3hrs 30 mins.