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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Across North Dartmoor via Fur Tor (Linear walk)

Meeting Point: Fernworthy Reservoir, parking area at far end of reservoir. Taking some cars to Lydford High Down to start the walk.
Duration: 12 miles 6- 7 hours
Route: Lydford High Down, Hare Tor, Rattlebrook, Watern Oke, Fur Tor, Cut Hill, East Dart River, River Teign and Fernworthy. For Dartmoor . . . 365 fans, we shall be visiting squares, G4, G5,

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Tuesday Morning Walks – Two Bridges

An 2 hour walk looking the history and the nature of the area.
Visiting Devonport Leat and Wistman’s Wood.
Please book the day before. Well behave dogs allowed.

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Explore Tavy Cleave

Meeting Point: Lane End car park (SX 53700 82150)
Duration: 6 miles 4 hours
Route: Nattor Down, Ger Tor, Sharp Tor, Deadlake Foot, Through Tavy Cleave and following mine leat.
Notes: There will a steep climb and some walking through Tavy Cleave, scrambling over rocks. Bring food and drink.
Cost: . . . £10

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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.