Ilsington Parish is one of the largest in the country. The village of Ilsington, within the Dartmoor National Park, has a thriving community: with a School, Community Village Shop (complete with Post-Office counter 2 days a week), great Pub, Church and Methodist Chapel.

From the village of Ilsington it is a short hop up to the Moor, with plenty of walking, cycling (for the keen) and other outdoor activities.