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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09/04/2021
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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10/04/2021
Explore a rain forest!

Yes, we have rainforests on Dartmoor! Temperate rainforest is a rare habitat, rich in biodiversity. We visit one of Dartmoor’s upland oakwoods, Black-a-Tor Copse, lesser known than Wistman’s Wood, more remote and just as charming.
You will learn what makes these places so special and fragile, and . . . consider some of the species they contain, from ferns that grow on tree branches to lichens and mosses that cover almost every surface. Each participant will receive a hand lens (new, packaged Covid-securely and yours to keep) – you’ll be amazed how much more you can see. You will learn the names of two or three species but the day is not so much about absorbing facts as appreciating this very special habitat.
The day involves walking approx. 5 miles, some of it on uneven ground, and a bit of clambering over boulders.
We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other as per government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

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11/04/2021
Ducks Pool

Enjoy a walk to Duck Pool. Starting from below Gutter Tor (SX579 675) Route via Drizzlecombe, Plym Steps, Calverslake Tor, Great Knats Head , Ducks Pool, Plym Ford and Eylesbarrow.
Walk is limited to 5 people due to Covid Restrictions, frist 5 people who pay will get a place on the walk.

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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.