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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14/08/2020
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 five to eight . . . miles, learning and practising as we go.
The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

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15/08/2020
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 five to eight . . . miles, learning and practising as we go.
The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

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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.
Please be aware that all walks on Dartmoor with Moorland Guides must be subject to possible changes or even cancellations due to the pandemic so it is important to keep in touch with the guide as to the status of this event nearer the date.

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22/08/2020
River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk beginning by the East Dart River and the ancient clapper bridge in Bellever Forest which then goes through the forest before heading out onto the moor near Laughter Tor. For users of mobility scooters this . . . activity is considered to be Category 3. The gravel forest paths have some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

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.