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 Beds available, reviews, local events and music, bus times.

Take a break, great place to visit anytime of year.

Current price- Sole person occupancy £40 / 2+ Group Adult £25 per person per night 

(Booking engines charge more! For these prices book direct by text/ e-mail/ tel


The seasons of Hiking , Cycling , Wild Ponies!

There'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.

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Wild swims on Dartmoor. There are several idealic ponds. Here's a couple of photo's taken in summer.

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Wild Camping on Dartmoor- the full Dartmoor experience!

 Wild camping on Dartmoor for 1 or 2 nights, while you are here, 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 independently, or have a lift to a great spot. Wild camping is permitted almost anywhere on the open moor.   



Dorm beds -   Sole person occupancy £40

2+group £25 per person per night





                                                           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)          

10 Beds in dorm, open plan with full length curtains.  

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 7am-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. Cool and homely hangout with a fire and 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. Charge is per person per night.

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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.


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.30mins.

 Direct from Waterloo to Exeter, About 3hrs.30mins.

Direct from Bristol to Exeter, 1 hour. 

Ferry 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.

Gatwick, Train to Exeter, -3hrs 30mins.