Dartmoor: "It's aptly called England's last wilderness, and the feeling of space and silence, broken only by the trilling of skylarks and the crunching of boots on stone, is intoxicating." Slow South Devon & Dartmoor; www.bradtguides.com
All aboard for a historic and scenic journey through the majestic mountains and colorful countryside of Western North Carolina; over a sprawling lake, past rushing rivers, through a deep mountain gorge and into dark mountain tunnels. The railroad operates year-round, with schedules varying seasonally. All trains depart Bryson City.