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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29/01/2017: Looking for Pixies

Starting at 10.15am for an 5 hour walk. Visiting Meavy Ford, Ringmore Cottage, Gutter Tor, Yellowmead Circle, Pixie’s Cave and Sheesptor Dam. Starting from Meavy Village Green by the Royal Oak . . . pub.
Please book before 6pm the day before. If there is not six or more people booked the walk may be called off. I will contact you if that is the case.

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05/02/2017: Simon’s Sunday Strolls – Tavistock Canal

2017 marks the bi-centenary of the opening of Tavistock Canal, the presence of which gives Tavistock its World Heritage status. Join Simon for one of his Sunday strolls to look at the 200 year history . . . of Tavistock canal built by John Taylor as we stroll at a gentle pace along its length from Tavistock town to the Lumburn Valley and back. The route is flat but can be muddy in places as we leave Tavistock behind so wellies or stout shoes might be a good idea. Dogs on leads and well-behaved owners are welcome! If there is sufficient interest then I will be putting on more Sunday strolls throughout the year some of which will be my regular Tavistock town walks on Sundays instead of Fridays now. The walk will take about two hours approx. Meet Simon at 10am under Court Gate Archway by the Town Hall in Bedford Square. No need to book – just turn up!
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12/02/2017: Princetown Railway Walk Part 4

Today is the final walk of four and will complete the whole length of the Princetown to Dousland railway line. We will meet at Burrator Dame Quarry Car Park (On the left just before in the dam) We . . . will walk out along the old tramway back towards Dousland and follow it up to the moors, before turning back and following the former GWR line downhill back to Burrator. Bring a packed lunch and flask for this 4 hour walk with Simon.
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