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

24/03/2018: Fur Tor walk on a Saturday CANCELLED

Click here to view activity details THIS WALK IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER, WET MOORS AND THE GUIDE IS ILL – NOT JUST MAN-FLU ! WE WILL BE RE-DATING THIS ONE IN THE EARLY SUMMER . . . SO WATCH THIS SPACE Saturday 24th March by popular demand for a Saturday walk to Fur Tor.! Join Simon Dell on this walk across the open high moor. We will start at Baggator Gate which does not have much parking available so it might be best to car share if you can. Leaving a car in Peter Tavy near the Church is probably best in order to save space at Baggator Gate.Bring a hot drink and packed lunch. Wellies with thick socks are okay or waterproof walking boots are also good because the route can be wet. We will visit a number of Dartmoor-365 places and pages from the book by John Hayward if you are a 365-er! (J5 Baggator. J6 Limbroso Cairne. J7 the Upper Walkham, J8 Tavy Hole. H8 Fur Tor) If time allows and visibility is good we will see if we can find the head of the River Tavy where it trickles from the peat! We will meet at 10am and finish the walk hopefully about 5pm but please do not book to come if you are time critical and can not be late off the moor. Bring a torch with you just in case – it’s a long walk. of about 10 miles (16 Kms) of rough terrain. Please book by email for a place on this walk. Limited to 20 walkers. Please check this website on the night before to check if anything has changed or cancelled if bad weather occurs. CAR SHARES – I would suggest meeting at 0930hrs at Peter Tavy Church to sort out car shares to minimise parking in the little space at Baggator! See you at 0930 at the Church for those wanting to car share or at 10am at Baggator Gate. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK THIS WEBSITE ENTRY BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME ON THE MORNING IN CASE THE WALK IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. – YES IT IS CANCELLED NOW More details

02/04/2018: General interest walk from Princetown

Click here to view activity details Join our Mustard Seed Walk for a general interest walk from Princetown main car park. We will visit North Hessary Tor walking under the mighty TV . . . mast before crossing open moorland to Hollow Tor and down to Merrivale Stone Rows – full of mystery, but with some interesting explanations – see what you think! From here we will cross the valley to Kings Tor, taking the old railway track to Swelltor Quarry and Foggintor Quarry, both now disused, before a gentle stroll back to Princetown. Please note – this walk has been changed from Easter Saturday to Easter Monday.
This walk is c. 6.5 miles long.
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06/04/2018: Tavistock Town Guided Walk

Click here to view activity details Come and join Simon Dell of the Tavistock History Society for an hour or so looking at the historic Abbey town of Tavistock and the remains of the . . . Benedictine Abbey on one of our regular Friday afternoon town walks commencing at the town’s museum by Court Gate Archway in Guildhall Square. Meet at the Museum at 2pm for a very brief 5-minute video in the education room about the Abbey and then join in a town walk of about an hour looking at the remains of the Abbey in relation to today’s thriving market town. Your modest fee includes a donation to the work of the Museum. This event is being put on by Moorland Guides in partnership with the town’s History Society and Museum. More details


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