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

06/10/2018: Cut Hill day walk from Postbridge – A 365-ers dream!
Click here to view activity details Come and join Simon on this substantial and challenging Saturday walk from Postbridge out to one of the most remote places in England – Cut Hill at 365 square H8. This walk is long and over some rough terrain and not for the fainthearted! We will meet at 10am the Postbridge Information Centre (£2 car park charge for all day) and will walk up the East Dart valley going past such places at ‘Cow Flop . . . Bottom’ and Flat Tor Marsh. If you follow Dartmoor 365 you can tick off K11, J11, J10 and I9 on the way. Bring a packed lunch and drink and you will need waterproofs and warm clothing. It is October and Cut Hill is up there near 2,000 feet above sea level so will be very windy. If the weather is clear we will be rewarded of magnificent views unparalleled on Dartmoor with Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, Portland Bill in Dorset and the Lizard Peninsular in south west Cornwall. The guide intends doing the thing everyone does not recommend and wearing welly boots with plenty of thick socks because the ground is very wet and marshy going past the Flat Tor re-wetting area. Dogs on leads are fine. If you have a walking pole then bring it to test the ground before you commit yourself. If the weather looks clear and fine bring binoculars! BUT please do not book up for this walk if you can not walk 12 miles over rough ground in poor weather or need to be back early. We will hopefully be back before 6pm but no guarantees so bring a head torch or similar. If this description of the walk has put you off then you probably weren’t up for it anyway!!! NOT suitable for under 16s unless you are training for Ten Tors. Please book by email to simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk preferably. More details

07/10/2018: Abbots Way Walk
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Self navigated walk 23mile challenging walk in teams of 3-8 from Tavistock across southern Dartmoor to Buckfast Abbey. Route card and checkpoints provided. Entry fee includes pastie and badge for all finishes. As 1000 anniversary of Buckfast Abbey. Booking as below by 15 September 2018.

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07/10/2018: Abbots Way Walk
Click here to view activity details The annual Abbots Way Walk takes place on the first Sunday of October each year. This is a well attended but strenuous 22 mile walk from Tavistock to Buckfast Abbey. We will need to divide walkers up into groups of 3-8 as per the walk rules, but we will be able to walk together. Please assess your ability to walk at a reasonable pace for over 8 hours as there are a number of cut-off points on . . . this walk. The event is great fun, strenuous but is undertaken by hundreds of walkers each year. There is an entry fee plus a suggested donation to Dartmoor Rescue 50th. Finishers will receive a cloth badge and a pasty.
N.B. walkers will need to make arrangements for getting to Tavistock for the start and a pick-up from Buckfast Abbey on completion of the walk.
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