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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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 can be uneven and steep in . . .
Fur Tor via Tavy Cleave
Exploring the middle of the north moor and visting Fur Tor. Route will be via the wonderful and tricky Tavy Cleave – a place unlikely anywhere on Dartmoor. Crossing a number of rivers including Rattlebrook and Amicombe Brook. After visting the Queen of the Moor, we shall come back via Watern Oak and . . .
Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Cist
Owing to demand, a repeat of this circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia. This is a challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the prehistoric monuments we encounter . . .
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 up to 5 miles, . . .