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

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01/12/2019
Dewerstone Circular

I try to do this walk every autumn – it’s stunning and full of variety and interest. Starting at Shaugh Bridge, we meet up with the old railway line (also Drake’s Trail) and walk along it and through Brunel’s tunnel. Then we leave the trail, cross the Meavy and follow it downstream through . . . woodlands. The track carries on along the side of the wooded hill, now following the Plym upstream, and we climb steeply uphill to the top of Dewerstone Tor. We continue upstream along the upper slopes of the valley, past Wigford Cross and over the Plym at Cadover Bridge. The path back downstream goes through a mix of woodland and heath before dropping back down to Shaugh Bridge past the old settling pits from the china clay works, Meet either at Ashburton Peartree at 11 am to car share, or at Shaugh Bridge at around 11.45 am.

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11/01/2020
Sniffing the winter air!

Mustard Seed Walks will wrap up warmly and brave the heights from Natsworthy gate, visiting King’s Tor, Hookney Tor and Hameldown. We are looking forward to starting the year with clear crisp skies, perfect for taking photos of the superb views this walk will offer – I do hope the weather . . . forecasters are reading this!

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08/02/2020
Follow the Leat!

Mustard Seed Walks will congregate at Princetown before walking south along the bridal path passing South Hessary Tor. We will leave the path to join the Devonport Leat will will give us a delightful walk with extended views towards Burrator Reservoire. A rocky descent will bring us to an aqueduct . . . and then we will ascend to Hart Tor and seek out some points of interest before returning to Princetown with its wonderful watering haunt!

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07/03/2020
Bronze Age and Medieval Villages

Mustard Seed Walks will take a lovely lofty hike from Bennet’s Cross, close to the Warren House Inn. We will set off along the Two Moors Way, dropping into Grimspound Bronze Age Village. We will then pick up a path which will take us south the Challacombe Medieval Village before circling around to . . . return to the car park through this area once rich in mining activity.

Schools

Moorland Guides carry out walks for UK and international school students visiting from abroad. We have activities starting at Belstone, Haytor, Postbridge, and Princetown.
You can book any of our group activities using our online form.