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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23/09/2017: Family Woodland Adventure Weekend

A family orientated woodland weekend camp incorporating Bush Craft activities. Open Fire Cooking, accommodation in tents. Environmental education and Sensory perception. Woodlands Night Walk, Early . . . Rise….all in a unique wonderful woodland setting.
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We instruct with bush craft knives and saw and introduce these skills into wood craft tools.
This is a catered for and equipment provided event, other than you own personal kit and items, refer to the information sheet

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24/09/2017: River Plym and Deadman’s Bottom

From car park below Gutter Tor, we go to Eastern Tor and across the River Plym to Shavercombe Falls before climbing Giant’s Hill and on to Grims Grave and to Deadman’s Bottom then to Drizzlecombe if . . . we do not get lost at Evil Combe.
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25/09/2017: National Navigation Award Bronze Course

A 2 day non-residential course based on the East of Dartmoor and covering the syllabus of the NNAS Bronze Award. Entirely practical and ideal for those with limited navigation skills. The first day . . . will start from Haytor Lower Car Park (Grid Ref 765771) and the second from the car park on Trendlebeare down ( I will show you where this is at the end of day 1, it is only a 5 minute drive from Haytor). Each day will run from 9 until 5 and there may be a little overnight “Homework”. The second day will include an element of assessment.
Skills covered include
Map Symbols and scales. Map orientation. Use of linear features as handrails. Judging distance. Contour appreciation. Route planning and understanding rights of way.
Good footwear, Waterproofs and a packed lunch are essential. If you have them, bring your own Laminated OS 1:25000 Dartmoor map and Silva type compass , although these can be provided, a permanent marker pen and a watch.

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About Dartmoor

Find out more about the moors with interactive content and media. Discover it’s history, geology and what makes it so special.

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Walking Festival

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About Us

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