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


20/04/2018:

Click here to view activity details Come and join Simon Dell of the Tavistock History Society for an hour or so looking at the historic Abbey town of Tavistock and the remains of the . . . Benedictine Abbey on one of our regular Friday afternoon town walks commencing at the town’s museum by Court Gate Archway in Guildhall Square. Meet at the Museum at 2pm for a very brief 5-minute video in the education room about the Abbey and then join in a town walk of about an hour looking at the remains of the Abbey in relation to today’s thriving market town. Your modest fee includes a donation to the work of the Museum. This event is being put on by Moorland Guides in partnership with the town’s Museum. More details

27/04/2018:

Click here to view activity details Come and join Simon Dell of the Tavistock History Society for an hour or so looking at the historic Abbey town of Tavistock and the remains of the . . . Benedictine Abbey on one of our regular Friday afternoon town walks commencing at the town’s museum by Court Gate Archway in Guildhall Square. Meet at the Museum at 2pm for a very brief 5-minute video in the education room about the Abbey and then join in a town walk of about an hour looking at the remains of the Abbey in relation to today’s thriving market town. Your modest fee includes a donation to the work of the Museum. This event is being put on by Moorland Guides in partnership with the town’s Museum. More details

28/04/2018:

Click here to view activity details Rescheduled from 10th Feb. Come and join an exciting walk from Two Bridges up the West Dart River up to its Head deep in the North Moors. From here . . . we will walk over Cut Hill and Black Hill to find the East Dart Head, following the East Dart back to Postbridge, This will be a 14 mile walk over some challenging terrain, but it will take us into the wilderness of Dartmoor. Although this walk will start from Two Bridges, we will need to leave most vehicles at Postbridge, so please meet at Postbridge car park at 08.45 am.
In case of inclement weather, this walk will be rescheduled.
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Walks/Courses

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Walking Festival

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Useful Links

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About Us

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