Local information


Moretonhampstead is a market town, parish and ancient manor in Devon, situated on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor, within the Dartmoor National Park. The parish now includes the hamlet of Doccombe, and it is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Drewsteignton, Dunsford, Bridford, Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh, North Bovey and Chagford.

Moretonhampstead is twinned with Betton in France.

The town lies on the A382 road, connecting it to the trunk A38 and A30 roads. Bus services are from the car park just west of the town centre and include services to Exeter (359/173) and Plymouth (82).

Information for Dog Owners

Many residents in Moretonhampstead are keen dog owners so the town is a great attraction both for them and for other visitors.

In some areas, it may be appropriate for dogs to be off the lead but they should always be well controlled and able to respond quickly when recalled. This is essential, as community is also used by large numbers of young children, cyclists and others.

Dogs are not permitted in the play parks (The Sentry and Sports Centre) where there is clear signage to indicate this.

All residents and visitors are expected to pick up after their dogs please and to ensure all dog mess is bagged and placed in one of the many bins provided.

Dartmoor National Park Authority have provided some useful information for all dog owners.

George Bidder Memorial

The team responsible for the installation of the George Bidder memorial, David Cannon and John Dodds, have kindly donated the memorial to the care of the Parish Council. The Council are delighted to accept and look after the memorial for many years to come. The memorial is a real credit to them both and Geneva Island looks fantastic.

David and Cannon have wrote an article on the history of the monument and George Bidder.

The memorial was officially opened on Saturday, 24th July. The opening was attended by descendants of George Bidder  who had travelled down to Moretonhampstead from as far afield as Cheshire and even Edinburgh! Members of the community involved in the installation of the memorial were also in attendance. The White Hart provided refreshments after the opening ceremony.

Photo credit: Mike Rego

Local Road Closures

Road closure diversion routes in Devon can be found at https://one.network/custom/devon/.

Citizens Advice

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You can get advice from us online, by email and over the phone. Please note due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting several of our staff and volunteers we are running a reduced service. Please bear with us.


Before using our service we recommend visiting the national Citizens Advice website, which has a lot of useful information about the issues people come to see us with. A search there is a great place to start when you have a problem you’re not sure how to handle.

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You can contact us by calling Devon Adviceline on 03444 111444, 9.00am–4.00pm Monday–Friday. If you phone us we’ll spend a few minutes asking you about your issue to work out the best way we can help you.

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