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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Dartmoor’s Sett Makers’ Bankers Industrial Archaeology walk

Join Simon Dell at the Rees Jeffery car park between Cox Tor and Merrivale for a morning walk looking at a little know aspect of industrial archaeology of the area. Simon wrote a book some years ago about these small benches scattered about the moors in this area and will have some for sale £5 on . . . the day.

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Cosdon and Raybarrow Pool

Starting from Scorhill Gate (SX662 877), small car park by Scorhill Farm, limited parking. Route via Rival Tor, Hound Tor, White Moor Stone Circle, Cosdon Graveyard, Raybarrow Pool and Buttern Hill. Please book and pay before the event.

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Corndon Tor, Jordan and West Webburn Valley

Starting at Beltor Corner, we walk northwards to climb to the top of Corndon Down. The views from up here over wide swathes of Dartmoor are really spectacular as we walk along the ridge before dropping down to join a tiny lane that leads us to Broadaford where we follow a track to Shallowford. . . . Here we meet up with the West Webburn and follow it through the charming hamlet of Jordan and then some lovely woodland. We emerge in Ponsworthy and walk on paths back up the hill to our start point.

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Wheeled Access Group (WAG)

We find routes on Dartmoor that disabled people using powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters can access. We work with land managers to make simple changes on routes to improve access and we lead walks on Dartmoor during the Dartmoor Walking Festival and throughout the year.

Dartmoor Walking Festival

The Dartmoor Walking Festival is an annual event every summer that hosts a series of walks and activities for walkers of all abilities. Showcasing the delights and wonders of our moors, our highly knowledgable guides share their insights into what makes Dartmoor so special to so many, delving into it’s history, geology, wildlife and flora.

The festival is also an opportunity to raise funds for our local charity, the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and each year, your generosity has enabled us to contribute to their ongoing good work. Last year, your kind donations raised £1,125.

Our next festival will run from 7-15 September 2024. We would love you to join us!


Moorland Guides provides walks and activities for UK and international schools. With a range of walks and locations, you will find an activity for you.

Private Guide hire

Are you looking for a bespoke walking activity with one of our experienced guides? Find out more here upon how you can hire one of our guides.

Book store

From it’s history to it’s geology, there is so much to understand about Dartmoor. Luckily, As well as being accomplished walking guides for the moors, many of our members also write about them too.

Our book store has a wealth of books discussing the moors, its history, some of its best walks and some of its famous characters. Find out more by browsing our easy to use book store and discover more about the moors.