Mother’s Day on Dartmoor: A Spring Break at Bearslake Inn!

This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, 10th March. As the buds start blossoming and the days grow longer, there's no better time to plan a Spring break with your dear old mum. Bearslake Inn, located in an enchanting corner of Dartmoor, is a great way to have an unforgettable Mother’s Day that your mum will cherish forever. 

 
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The Perfect Location for Outdoor Activities

Perfectly located on Dartmoor Bearslake Inn is just a stepping stone away from numerous outdoor activities with your mum. From walking the local Moors and Tors of the National Park to cycling the Granite Way, there's enough to keep you entertained throughout your stay. However, if outdoor pursuits are not her thing, there is also a plethora of indoor stuff to do (we’ll talk about that in a bit!). 

Bearslake Inn is a delightful 13th-century Dartmoor Inn, nestled between the quaint market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton. It serves as a sanctuary for those seeking both relaxation and adventure. With six spacious en-suite rooms, four of which are dog-friendly, and a restaurant serving pub classics, Bearslake is the ideal choice for this year’s Mother’s Day on Dartmoor.

 

 
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Celebrating Mother's Day on Dartmoor With Afternoon Tea

On Mother's Day itself, treat your mum to a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Inn and watch her eyes light up at the treats! Homemade sandwiches, scones, and pastries to savour while breathing in the stunning views over Sourton Tor. If the rain holds off and it isn’t too chilly, you can even dine al fresco by the stream to add a touch of magic! 

 
Dartmoor Tors
 

Walks For Mother’s Day on Dartmoor!

After waking up in your cosy room at Bearslake, tuck into a hearty breakfast. Then it is boots or trekking shoes on and up to see the magnificent Sourton Tor, Corn Ridge, and Great Links Tor. They are all accessible by foot.

Witness the breathtaking panorama as you conquer the hills like an invading Roman legion. Ok, maybe that’s taking it a bit far. Lol. Walking or cycling this Mother’s Day on Dartmoor is an excellent way to work up an appetite before returning to base for some locally sourced dishes. 

 
A meal of scallops dressed with a lemon sauce and greens
 

A Culinary Celebration of Dartmoor’s Finest!

Bearslake Inn's menu, features some of the best quality West Country meat, fish, vegetables, cheeses, and ice cream around curated by the splendid Chef Dolton. The pub classics are created with passion and pride using locally sourced ingredients, making meals a celebration of Dartmoor's culinary heritage.

 
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A Journey into History and Culture on Mother’s Day!

How about a trip with your dear old mum to the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton? It is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the inn. Plus, it's not just any old museum, it's a time machine!

Start at the top floor and step into Dartmoor's prehistory on Mother’s Day. You can find out all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Later on in history, imagine how the Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Romans traversed Dartmoor all those centuries ago like a scene from Bernard Cromwell’s Last Kingdom tv series and novels. 

Next, descend a level and to hear all about Dartmoor's rocks and how they've shaped the livelihoods of its people. Tales of miners, quarrymen, wool traders, and soldiers as you uncover the historical gems of Dartmoor’s geological past. 

Finally, down to the ground floor for a peek into agricultural, domestic, and local life. If your appetite for knowledge and history has been whetted, then head on over to Princetown National Park Visitor Centre! 

 

 

 
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre Princetown
 

National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

Dartmoor's rich history can be further uncovered at the Princetown visitor centre, formerly a hotel where Arthur Conan Doyle allegedly penned Sherlock Holmes ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. You and your mum can explore changing exhibitions, learn about local wildlife, and enjoy the conservation garden!

Also, stock up on outdoor essentials or find the perfect gift from their Dartmoor Range. Princetown is ideal for walking and cycling excursions. You can also enjoy a warm meal at local pubs and cafes at lunchtime before heading back to Bearslake Inn for dinner. 

 
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Whether you're planning a quick getaway or a longer holiday with your dear mum, book now to avoid disappointment. Once you have booked, you can start planning your excursions in and around Dartmoor this Mother’s Day. 

Ready yourself for a memorable time.  Bearslake Inn is all about making memories that will last a lifetime. Owners Julian Tarrant-Boyce & Lisa Jenkins invite you and your mother to share in the magic of their quintessential thatched 13th-century inn!


For more information on booking and special offers, visit Bearslake Inn.