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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Benets Cross Circular

Starting just north of the Warren House Inn at Benets Cross, we walk down into the pretty Redwater valley, visit the atmospheric remains of Vitifer mine and go over to Headland Warren Farm and on to Grimspound Bronze Age Village. A short climb takes us to the top of Hookner Tor (panoramic views) . . . and then we walk down the valley to West Coombe where we pick up the Mariners Way and follow it to the main road. It’s a very few minutes walk along the road before we head up an old track to Shapley Common and walk up past some impressive hut circles to the top of the hill where we pick up the Two Moors Way and return to Benets Cross via Birch Tor. Meet either 11 am at Ashburton Peartree or around 11.30 am at Benets Cross car park.

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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.

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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 eight miles, . . . learning and practising as we go.

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Wrey Valley Trail

Walking the route of the newly open Wrey Valley Trail from Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey. Easy walking manily on tracks and roads. Meet in Station Road car park, Bovey Tracey, take some cars to Moreton and walking the trail. Please book by 6pm the night before. About 8 miles.


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.