These two small communities are separated by two miles of moorland in an area once dominated by tungsten and tin mining and now the centre of china clay works. These quiet villages are both in the southern outskirts of Dartmoor National Park and within easy reach of road links to Plymouth and Cornwall beyond and Exeter and the M5.
Lee Moor has a community hall which is well-equipped with a stage suited to music and theatre events and is the focal point for many community activities including badminton, bowls and dance as well as live performances.
In Wotter, its elevation offers The Moorland Hotel far-reaching views of Dartmoor and across countryside to the city of Plymouth and the sea beyond. A great base for exploring moorland on foot or by bike or horse. Don’t been surprised if you spot grazing sheep or moorland ponies nearby.
In Wotter there is a weekly Post Office at the Moorland Hotel and a doctor’s surgery. Lee Moor has its village hall where the WI meets once a month. The villages are small but very well placed for amenities – Plymouth is about ten minutes away with theatres, cinemas, restaurants and an award-winning museum. There’s a Tesco superstore and petrol station a short drive away at Lee Mill. A free bus connects the two villages and the Tesco store once a week on a Monday.
You’re less than 15 minutes from Dartmoor Zoo in Sparkwell. Celebrated in the Matt Damon film We Bought A Zoo, you can see mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and even book the chance to have a personal encounter with lions, tigers, meerkats, otters and other animals.