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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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. NOW FULLY BOOKED

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18/04/2021
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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25/04/2021
High Above the river Teign

Starting from the car park at the end of road near bridge at Batworthy, near Chagford. SX 600 920 Route via Stone Tor, River Teign, Watern Tor, Manga Farm and Fernworthy.
Please book by 6pm the night before, if there is no enough walkers, the walk be cancelled.
Please carry a facemask and hand gel . . . on the walk.
There will be some interesting river crossings.

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25/04/2021
Navigating on Open Moorland

This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading and can at least half-remember how to take a compass bearing. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often . . . seem like rather featureless terrain.
We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles on open moorland, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group. We will revise the basics of map reading and compass use and practise these repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.
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.