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.

Upcoming Activities

29/05/2019 | Railways and Quarries Moderate walk

Walk overview

Meeting at Merrivale bridge, just pass the Dartmoor Inn for a 8 mile walk visiting Longash, Hucken Tor, Ingra Tor, Swell Tor, Kings Tor and stone rows.

Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/05/2019 – 3:00 PM, 29/05/2019
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Merrivale
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – £5.00
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

02/06/2019 | Exploring the Dart Valley Strenuous walk

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Starting from Combestone Tor and following the Dart Valley, can be steep and rough under foot in places. Taking some cars to New Bridge and walking up river. This is 9 mile walk.

Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.

02/06/2019 | Gidleigh, Buttern, Scorhill & Kestor Moderate walk

Click here to view activity details Startting in the picturesque village of Gidleigh, we walk northward on paths and lanes alongside the Moortown Brook, and climb onto the moor at Buttern. An ancient track takes us past the farm and medieval enclosures to some Bronze Age hut circles and a small stone circle. Southwards across the open moor brings us to the rather more impressive Scorhill stone circle. We cross a couple of . . . delightful clapper bridges and walk up to some stone rows and across to Kestor which has spectacular views. Then we drop down past some very impressive hut circles and into woodland. Crossing the Teign once again, we climb the other valley side and drop down back to the village.
Meet either at Ashburton Peartree at 11 am to car share to walk start point or at 11.50 near the village hall in Gidleigh.

22/06/2019 | Following the River Teign Strenuous walk

Meeting at Chagford Bridge, taking some cars to Fernworthy. Walking via Sittaford Tor, Teign Head, North Teign Falls, North Park, Leign Bridge and Chagford Bridge..
Please book by 6pm the day before. . . . We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.

23/06/2019 | Following the River Teign Moderate walk

Meeting at Steps Bridge, taking some cars to Chagford Bridge. Route via Dogmarsh Bridge, Fingle Bridge, Cliffford Bridge and Steps Bridge. Following the river on this 10 mile walk.
Please book by 6pm . . . the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.

The next Dartmoor Walking Festival will be held from Saturday 24th August until Sunday 1st September 2019 inclusive which means that this will be the last bank holiday week of the summer. In 2019 we are teaming-up with the National Disabled Ramblers who have seen what 2018 successes were like. You can download the full programme below.

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Moorland Guides carry out walks for UK and international school students visiting from abroad. You can book from our range of group activities using our online form.