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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25/05/2017: Explore Shoveldown Settlement & RitualComplex

Join us for a guided walk and talk through the largest Bronze Age settlement in the UK and associated Ritual Complex. We’ll explore the stone rows, cairn, cistvaen, standing stone, field systems, . . . pounds and hut circles all within a 2 mile radius at Shoveldown in the shadow of Kestor. Dartmoor’s Daughter is collaborating with Lee Bray, Head of Archaegology for the Dartmoor National Park Authority to bring you insights into the lives of our neolithic, bronze age, and iron age, and medieval ancestors.
Level: 2 out of 5. The walk is mainly along a grassy path with a gentle incline at the start. We will also walk through some scrubby and uneven grassy areas to explore parts of Shoveldown. You need to be comfortable spending 3-4 hours in hilly moorland terrain.
Meeting point: 10.45am for 11am start at the grassy carpark on the right hand side of the lane as you cross over the cattle grid on to Dartmoor and drive up towards Batworthy above Chagford. Follow signs from Chagford for ‘Fernworthy Resevoir’ until you see the turning right to ‘Kestor’.
What to bring: Dartmoor weather is highly changeable so please bring/wear plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, sturdy hiking boots, waterproof clothing (even if the forecast is fine!), lunch/snacks and drink.
Cost: £10 adults. A portion of this fee goes towards ‘Donate for Dartmoor’. Group size is limited so pre-booking essential. Click here to purchase your ticket
Cancellation policy: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents

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27/05/2017: Family Adventure Woodland Activies

A family orientated woodland weekend camp incorporating Bush Craft activities. Open Fire Cooking, accommodation in tents. Environmental education and Sensory perception. Woodlands Night Walk, Early . . . Rise….all in a unique wonderful woodland setting.
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We instruct with bush craft knives and saw and introduce these skills into wood craft tools.
This is a catered for and equipment provided event, other than you own personal kit and items, refer to the information sheet
Two other weekends are also available June 24th and 25th & Sept 23rd and 24th

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28/05/2017: A Nature walk from Dartmeet

A walk of about 3 miles up the beautiful East Dart River valley. (Refreshments and cream teas are available to purchase at Dartmeet.)

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About Dartmoor

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