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

27/01/2019: River Walkham Valley
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Starting from Bedford Bridge, also known as Magpie Bridge. Exploring the Walkham Valley on this 8 mile walk visiting Grenofen Bridge, Double Waters, Goat Tor, Buckland Common and Longash.
Please book by 6pm the day before. If there are not 6 booked the walk will not take place.

28/01/2019: Short & Slow walk around Haytor
Click here to view activity details This is a walk put on at the request for an easy walk for those unable to walk to far, so it may be revised on the day to cater for the walkers present.
The walk will visit Haytor Quarry, the Templar Granite Railway, Bronze Age hut circles, Holwell Quarry and Haytor, but may be shorter.
Please Bring: Waterproof jacket & trousers, sensible footwear, spare warm top, hat & gloves, packed . . . lunch and drink – all in a rucksack.

02/02/2019: Ducks Pool Letterbox and Fox Tor
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Our Mustard Seed Walks often pop into the Fox Tor cafe in Princetown for a cuppa, and we may well do this time, but we will head into the wilds of the South Moors to find the real Tor, also visiting the Ducks Pool letterbox. This walk will take us from Peat Cot past Nuns Cross Farm and Plym Ford up Gnats Hill and over some possibly tough and wet terrain.


View our calendar of walks and activities coming up throughout the year.

Walking Festival

Find out more about our walking festival with information about upcoming events and images from previous festivals.

Useful Links

Go to our useful links page for information about Dartmoor, where to eat, visit and stay.

About Us

Find out more about the Moorland Guides and read our staff’s biographies.