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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Dartmoor Walking Festival

22 – 30 August 2020
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Upcoming Activities

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06/06/2020
Hut Holes medieval village and the West Webburn valley – This walk might possibly be redated according to the National Situation with Covid-19

Please note that an ongoing decision will be taken about whether this walk will actually go ahead as the Covid-19 situation develops. This walk might be cancelled or re-dated so keep in touch with Debbie to see how things are developing.
Part of this walk will be along the picturesque valley of the . . . West Webburn river, the route of the Two Moors Way. We will visit the ancient hamlet of Jordon before dropping in on the ruinous Dartmoor longhouses at Hut Holes. Hopefully, we might see some March orchids in the wet areas along the river.
Part of the route could be muddy. Boots and waterproofs recommended.
Please bring a snack lunch and plenty to drink.
Bel Tor corner car park is about 2 miles from Dartmeet on the Ashburton road.

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01/08/2020
Across North Dartmoor Via Fur Tor (linear walk)

A chance to walk across the north moor and visit the Queen of the Moor on route. We shall meet at Fernworthy and take some cars to Lydford High Down and walk via
Lydford High Down, Hare Tor, Rattlebrook, Watern Oke, Fur Tor, Cut Hill, East Dart River, River Teign and Fernworthy. For Dartmoor 365 . . . fans, we shall be visiting squares, G4, G5, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H12.

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08/08/2020
Navigation for Beginners Please note this course is now fully booked

This course is now fully booked but there is another planned for 16th August.
This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. . . . The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of up to eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

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16/08/2020
Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of up to eight . . . miles, learning and practising as we go. There will be a maximum of 4 trainees and we will keep 2 metres apart owing to the pandemic.

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.