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Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a charming small friendly, relaxed, eco hostel, located in hillside village of Moretonhampstead, in the atmospheric Dartmoor National Park, south-west UK. They are 14 miles from the historic city of Exeter, and about 30 miles from Plymouth.
Visitors are accommodated in a beautifully converted stone stable, typical of the area, the dorm being originally a hay loft. The kitchen is fully equipped including tea/coffee and opens onto a courtyard where you are welcome to have a BBQ and fire. Books, maps and advice on the best hiking, cycle routes, archaeological sites and wild swims available at the hostel. If you are feeling lazy, there are plenty of great chillout picnic spots!

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Sparrowhawk Backpackers,
45 Ford Street,
Moretonhamstead, TQ13 8LN

01647 440 318

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  • Secure place for bikes, kayaks and motorbikes
  • LeJoG /End2End cycle route (night2)
  • Cycle stands
  • The Dart and The Teign kayaking
  • Dartmoor Way cycle route
  • Solar-heated showers
  • Bedding provided
  • Village centre location
  • Good pubs and range of small shops
  • Wild camping kit available at Sparrowhawk
  • Free wifi
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