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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Dartmoor Walking Festival

22 – 30 August 2020
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Upcoming Activities

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18/07/2020
Navigation for Beginners

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 circular route of five to eight . . . miles, learning and practising as we go.
The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

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19/07/2020
A Walk through Time from Bennett’s Cross

A gentle circular walk full of historic interest; from abandoned mines, though a medieval village to the Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound. Our pace will allow time to explore these historic sites and enjoy the scenery, with some fine views. Along paths and tracks that are uneven and steep in . . . places.
Places must be booked in advance so that the legal ratio of guide plus five walkers is strictly complied with. Do not come if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and your own hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness while on the walk. The guide reserves the right to make dynamic changes to the walk or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

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01/08/2020
Across North Dartmoor Via Fur Tor (linear walk)

A chance to walk across the north moor and visit the Queen of the Moor on route. We shall meet at Fernworthy and take some cars to Lydford High Down and walk via
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, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H12.
Please be aware that all walks on Dartmoor with Moorland Guides must be subject to possible changes or even cancellations due to the pandemic so it is important to keep in touch with the guide as to the status of this event nearer the date.

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02/08/2020
Watern Tor via ‘The Rails’

We pass a Bronze Age stone row and round houses before crossing the river Teign at The Rails; hands on the top rail, feet on the bottom one, and edge your way across. From here it’s a steady climb to the lovely rock formations of Watern Tor, and views across the North moors. We drop down to the . . . sheltered spring of Wildtor Well, before following easy paths to Scorhill stone circle and back to our start point.
Places must be booked in advance so that the legal ratio of guide plus five walkers is strictly complied with. Do not come if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and your own hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness while on the walk. The guide reserves the right to make dynamic changes to the walk or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

Schools

Moorland Guides carry out walks for UK and international school students visiting from abroad. We have activities starting at Belstone, Haytor, Postbridge, and Princetown.
You can book any of our group activities using our online form.