Welcome to the Moors

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. As well as still being home to thousands of people, it also contains ancient remains of settlements reaching back to prehistoric times. With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgeable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks.

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Upcoming Activities


26/05/2018: MAP-READING AND USE OF COMPASS – AN INTRODUCTION

Click here to view activity details With the aim of improving your confidence, enjoyment and safety when walking on the moor the day will teach the basic techniques of map-reading and . . . using a compass. It is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to improve. We will cover orientating the map; interpreting features; calculating distances and directions and planning and following a simple route. Maps and compasses are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. A list of other recommended equipment and additional information will be supplied on booking. Family groups are very welcome.
Other dates or times are available (currently May 26,27,30, Jun 1,2). Entirely bespoke days for groups can also be arranged. Mentored navigation days making use of the various techniques are also run.
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27/05/2018: MAP-READING AND USE OF COMPASS – IMPROVERS

Click here to view activity details With the aim of improving your confidence, enjoyment and safety when walking on the moor the day will revise the basic techniques of map-reading and . . . using a compass and introduce new ideas. It is suitable for those with some experience in the basics and wishing to improve. Courses for complete beginners are also offered. We will cover taking and using bearings from ground to map and map to ground; interpreting ground features; calculating distances and directions; other methods of determining position; planning and following a simple route. Maps and compasses are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. A list of other recommended equipment and additional information will be supplied on booking. Family groups are very welcome.
Other dates or times are available (currently May 26,27,30, Jun 1,2). Entirely bespoke days for groups can also be arranged. Mentored navigation days making use of the various techniques are also run.
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30/05/2018: MAP-READING AND USE OF COMPASS – AN INTRODUCTION

Click here to view activity details With the aim of improving your confidence, enjoyment and safety when walking on the moor the day will teach the basic techniques of map-reading and . . . using a compass. It is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to improve. We will cover orientating the map; interpreting features; calculating distances and directions and planning and following a simple route. Maps and compasses are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. A list of other recommended equipment and additional information will be supplied on booking. Family groups are very welcome.
Other dates or times are available (currently May 26,27,30, Jun 1,2). Entirely bespoke days for groups can also be arranged. Mentored navigation days making use of the various techniques are also run.
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Walks/Courses

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Walking Festival

Find out more about our walking festival with information about upcoming events and images from previous festivals.

Useful Links

Go to our useful links page for information about Dartmoor, where to eat, visit and stay.

About Us

Find out more about the Moorland Guides and read our staff’s biographies.