In a valley carved out by the East Webbern river at the heart of Dartmoor lays the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. It is a hamlet of considerable charm, embraced by the ambling green hills of Devon but framed by craggy vistas of moorland and granite toors.
It is very popular with tourists and has several gift shops and both car and coach parks. The traveler has the choice of several cafes and tea rooms and may take a drop of the harder stuff in the village’s two excellent pubs: The Rugglestone and The Old Inn.
You can stop in the village green and sit on the many benches and admire the breathtaking views of the church outlined against the moorland panorama.
If you are fortunate to attend the fair your senses will be stimulated and uplifted by the villages total commitment to the cause of having a great time and spoilt for choice by all the fairs activities and events. There are pony shows and gymkhanas, local farmers showing off their livestock, numerous competitions and demonstrations and countless other attractions and distractions. A truly fantastic day for one and all.