Car hire in Dartmoor is offered at low prices which are fully inclusive of insurance and breakdown cover.
Car Rental Dartmoor
Alchemy car rental Dartmoor is the best way to explore the stunning surroundings of Dartmoor, South Devon, and South Hams. Dartmoor which has some of the most picturesque scenery in the United Kingdom and can be explored at your leisure in one of our modern vehicles. We are located directly at Totnes train station so if arriving by train it is the perfect spot to collect your car hire from, delivery can also be arranged.
Dartmoor is a beautiful area of moorland and wooded valleys with windswept Tors which was designated as one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. The National Park is named after the River Dart, whose source rises on the moor, with the West and East Dart rivers merging to form the River Dart where it then travels on its way to the sea through Totnes and on to Dartmouth. Prehistoric remains are found all over the moor, though exact dates of many of them are often in dispute. Any walk across the moor is likely to lead you to the remains of old stone buildings from Dart moor’s industrial past. Ancient clapper bridges - crossing streams and rivers, stone crosses; barrows, standing stones, circles, tumuli and cairns all contribute to the wealth features to be enjoyed on Dartmoor.
Dartmoor Myths & legends
Dartmouth abounds with myths and legends. It is reputedly the haunt of pixies, a headless horseman, a mysterious pack of 'spectral hounds', and a large black dog. During the Great Thunder Storm of 1638, Dartmoor town of Widecombe-in-the-moor was even said to have been visited by the Devil.
Many landmarks have ancient legends and Ghost stories associated with them, such as Jay's Grave the ancient burial site at Child’s Tome the rock pile called Bowerman's Nose, and the stone crosses that mark mediaeval routes across the moor.
A few stories have emerged in recent decades, such as the 'hairy hands’, that are said to attack travelers on the B3212 near Two Bridges and the 'Beast of Dartmoor', a supposed large cat.
Dartmoor has inspired a number of artists and writers, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hounds of Baskervilles and The Adventure of Silver Blaze, Eden Philpot’s, Beatrice Chase, Agatha Christie, Rosamunde Picher, Laurie King.
The scenery in this area is glorious in all the weather's moods and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing and fishing.
Whatever you decide to visit whilst holidaying here, car hire is essential so why not book one of our modern self drive vehicles. Alchemy Car hire & van hire Dartmoor is great for visitors, customers can also rent extras such as child seats, and GPS so that you can find your way easily.
One of the major attractions of Dartmoor is its location; a short drive away you can explore not only Dartmoor but the beautiful scenery of the South hams a place of outstanding beauty with extensive panoramic views. Areas of interest include Kingsbridge, and Dartmouth. Car hire is essential to view these sites which should not be missed. The South West Coast line is a favorite for visitors. There are dramatic seascapes, magnificent walks and interesting villages to visit. The South Hams is an unspoilt district of great beauty. Twelve of the best South Hams beaches are Bantham, Bigbury 0n Sea, Blackpool Sands, Sugary Cove, Hope Cove, Mill Bay, North Sands Salcombe, South Sands Salcombe, Slapton Sands Memorial, Slapton Sands Torcross, Thurlestone North and Thurlestone South.
If you need to reach the City Dartmoor lies is situated half way between Exeter and Plymouth
If you are looking for a family camping holiday in Devon, or arriving by train at Totnes, Alchemy car hire is essential to enable visits to these stunning areas.