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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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25/02/2018: Walk to Fur Tor across the high moorland

Sunday 25th February by popular demand for a Sunday walk to Fur Tor.! Join Simon Dell on this walk across the open high moor. We will start at Baggator Gate which does not have much parking available . . . so it might be best to car share if you can. Leaving a car in Peter Tavy near the Church is probably best in order to save space at Baggator Gate.Bring a hot drink and packed lunch. Wellies with thick socks are okay or waterproof walking boots are also good because the route can be wet. We will visit a number of Dartmoor-365 places and pages from the book by John Hayward if you are a 365-er! (J5 Baggator. J6 Limbroso Cairne. J7 the Upper Walkham, J8 Tavy Hole. H8 Fur Tor) If time allows and visibility is good we will see if we can find the head of the River Tavy where it trickles from the peat! We will meet at 10am and finish the walk hopefully about 5pm but please do not book to come if you are time critical and can not be late off the moor. Bring a torch with you just in case – it’s a long walk. of about 10 miles (16 Kms) of rough terrain. Please book by email for a place on this walk. Limited to 20 walkers. Please check this website on the night before to check if anything has changed or cancelled if bad weather occurs.
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02/03/2018: National Navigation Award Silver course

A 2 day fully practical non-residential course following the NNAS Silver syllabus and assessment criteria.
ideally you will have completed the NNAS bronze course already or be capable of completing . . . tasks in the bronze syllabus (see www.nnas.org.uk).
Please bring full waterproofs including gaiters, a packed lunch, and dress warmly. If you own a Silva type compass (type 4 preferred) and a laminated OS sheet OL28 bring them too. Stout footwear is essential.

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03/03/2018: General interest walk from Bonehill Rocks

Come along and enjoy an interesting walk with lovely scenery visiting Jay’s Grave, Bowerman’s Nose & Hound Tor. This will be about 6 miles in length and will include some walking on minor roads.

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