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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13/04/2021
Springtime at Challacombe Farm

Sheep are lambing, birds are nesting, everywhere nature is getting going. We take a walk round Challacombe Farm in the company of the farmer and at a pace that allows us to take it all in. Challacombe is a hill farm that breeds sheep and beef cattle to high welfare standards and encourages . . . biodiversity in its meadows, pasture and ponds. We see evidence of older farming methods in medieval strip lynchets and of livestock rearing stretching back to the Bronze Age. Group size is kept very small to comply with Covid regulations and to tailor the content of the day and the distance walked to the needs of each group. We finish by getting up close and personal with newborn lambs: be sure to bring your camera! You are welcome to stay on after 2.30; the pond is a great place to sit, for example, and there’s lots to explore including the ruins of a medieval village.
Further details available: please phone or email

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17/04/2021
A Devil of a Walk

Walking from Holming Beam, nr Princetown. Parking at end of road at Long Plantation. Route via Broad Hole, Conies Down Tor, Maiden Hill, Coswsic Head, Rough Tor, Devil’s Tor, Beardown Man and Beardown Tors.
Please book before 6pm the day before. If there not enough walkers the walk maybe . . . cancelled.
Walk is limited to 5 people due to Covid Restrictions, frist 5 people who pay will get a place on the walk. NOW FULLY BOOKED

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18/04/2021
Navigation for Beginners One Day Course

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 route of around 6 miles, . . . learning and practising as we go.
We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.
For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

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25/04/2021
High Above the river Teign

Starting from the car park at the end of road near bridge at Batworthy, near Chagford. SX 600 920 Route via Stone Tor, River Teign, Watern Tor, Manga Farm and Fernworthy.
Please book by 6pm the night before, if there is no enough walkers, the walk be cancelled.
Please carry a facemask and hand gel . . . on the walk.
There will be some interesting river crossings.