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

14/11/2018: Yarner Woods and Templer Way
Click here to view activity details Yarner Wood became England’s first National Nature Reserve in 1952 and has been managed for biodiversity ever since. It’s a wonderful mix of oak, holly, hawthorn and other native species. We start on Haytor Down and walk down beech lined footpath to the Templer Way which we follow for a while into the wood, just above one of the old mine shafts. From here we wind our way through the woods, . . . emerging at the top end by North Lodge from where we walk back along the lane to the start point. More details

18/11/2018: Dewerstone & Plym Valley
Click here to view activity details Many people know the walk along the Plym from Cadover Bridge to Shaugh Bridge, which is the final stretch of this route. But we begin by walking first to the disused train track which is now the Drake’s Trail. We walk through one of Brunel’s railway tunnels, dark and dripping, then cross the Meavy and follow it southwards past Dewerstone Cottage and the old quarry works. We go through beautiful . . . woodlands above the river (by now it’s the Plym) and climb up to Dewerstone Rock from where the views are tremendous. We walk across open moorland to Cadover Bridge, passing Wigford Cross. Then it’s another stretch of woodland riverside walking back to Shaugh Bridge, following the china clay pipeline all the way. A beautiful walk in the autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. Meet either at Shaugh Bridge or Ashburton (at 11 am) to carshare to start point. More details

01/12/2018: Princetown walk and optional Christmas lunch
Click here to view activity details NOTE: This is a change to our original walk from Dartmeet.
A Mustard Seed Walk starting from the Plume & Feathers in Princetown. We will walk for a couple of hours out towards Hart Tor and then return for an optional Christmas lunch at the Plume and Feathers. The cost for this 3 course meal is £23.95, and I will need a deposit of £5 to make a booking.
If you are planning to dine, please let . . . me know asap so I can make the booking and I will let you know by email how to pay the deposit. More details


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About Us

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