25/08/2018 | Myths and Legends at Hound Tor Easy walk

Walk overview

A walk to explore some Dartmoor stories. How do you escape the pixies’ spells? Who puts the flowers on Kitty Jay’s grave? Was it a storm in Widecombe in 1638 – or something more sinister? We will visit squares J17, J16 and K17 from Dartmoor 365 – if you dare to come …..! The walk covers three miles along quiet lanes, open moorland and rocky paths. Free parking at Hound Tor Car Park, where there is usually an ice cream van but no public toilets.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX739792)
Cost: Adults – £3.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01647440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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25/08/2018 | Tavistock Ramblers walk on western moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Rosemary Clarke and John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers on a walk which takes in Sampford Spiney (04), Ward Bridge (05), Princetown Railway (06), Walkhampton Church House (P5), Walkhampton School (Q4), Huckworthy Bridge (P4), Horrabridge Bridge (P3) and Plaster Down (O3). The walk covers a distance of ten miles, mostly over good tracks and lanes. There are a couple of stiles and one stream crossing, and the ground can get muddy in places. Parking by the leat at Plaster Down is free, but there are no facilities at the site or nearby. This is a free walk, but donations to the Devon Air Ambulance will be gratefully received.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 3:00 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Plasterdown Car Park (SX517719)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Devon Air Ambulance are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01822.616481
Email: longjohn@tavistockramblers.org.uk

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25/08/2018 | Bogland and mires wildlife stroll Easy walk

Walk overview

Most visitors to Dartmoor try to avoid the bogs and mires that make up so much of the landscape, but this is your chance to explore a bog. Come along an join Barbara Swinfen to find out about the amazing plants and animals that make up this fascinating habitat, and why it is so important. We hope to visit M18 & M19 and also L19. This should be an easy walk of 2 miles on tracks and over open moorland but will take in some boggy areas so boots are essential, and wellington boots advisable. Parking at the Hay Tor Visitor Centre car park is pay and display, and there are facilities at the centre.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 25/08/2018 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Haytor (Higher) (SX765772)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – £3.00
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07866661751
Email: barbaraswinfen@gmail.com

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25/08/2018 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Moderate walk

Walk overview

This event is aimed at Ramblers who use disability access vehicles such as scooters, trampers etc as well as families with all-terrain push chairs. Anyone is welcome to join these series of events over the festival, which will stick to accessible tracks. Each of these events will be led by a wheeled guide experienced in accessible rambling as well as a Moorland Guide. Take a packed lunch with you and clothing suitable for the changeable weather on Dartmoor. This ramble will last most of the day with an option to leave midway. We will use the old railway cycle track from Sourton and go south as well as north with a midway stop back at Sourton for lunch. Depending on the weather the guide will chose which routes to do in the morning and the afternoon on the day. This ramble is graded as the easiest at Level One suitable for most types of accessible vehicles.
The meeting point is on the road which goes past the Bundu Campsite on the old road up to the former Prewley Moor Arms. Easy unloading of wheelchairs and trampers here. There are toilets at the campsite and cycle hire.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 1:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Sourton Camp Site (SX 545 915)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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26/08/2018 | Princetown Horrible History walk Easy walk

Walk overview

Join your guide Dawn Williamson On a walk of approximately 3 miles looking at some of the history of the Princetown area. Aspects will include life in the Bronze Age, working in a medieval tin mine, a 19th century shooting range plus stories of people from the past. The walk is over uneven grass and stone tracks and suitable for all ages although activities will be aimed at children 7-14 years. The Dartmoor
365 squares visited will be 7N, 8N, 7O, 8O. Parking is available at the visitor centre pay and display car park and there are facilities and shops nearby.

Details

Duration: 1:30 PM, 26/08/2018 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Dawn Williams
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX588735)
Cost: Adults – £3.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: Dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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26/08/2018 | Widecombes high points walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This area of the southeast moor has views over some of Dartmoor’s most spectacular tors and at sunset they are at their most beautiful. Starting at Hemsworthy Gate (L17), we stroll out to Top Tor and Pil Tor with their dramatic granite formations and prehistoric remains. We then head over to the other side of the valley and ascend Rippon Tor (M18) to visit the burial cairns and recumbent cross and soak up the glorious panorama all around us. This 3 mile walk is over good tracks, with one steady climb up to Rippon Tor and one ford crossing. Road parking at Hemsworthy gate between Haytor and Widecombe is free. There are no facilities nearby.

Details

Duration: 6:00 PM, 26/08/2018 – 8:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Inge Page
Start Location: Hemsworthy Gate (SX742761)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07914 184220
Email: Inga.page@dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk

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26/08/2018 | Woodland Trust morning at Fingle woods – Forest Bathing Easy walk

Walk overview

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a practice that combines mindfulness with being in nature. (No water is involved; the bathing element is about immersion in the restorative qualities of nature.)
We will take you on a gentle walk of about 1.5 miles over tracks and some uneven ground in the beautiful Fingle Woods and through a series of invitations practice activities that tune up your senses – finishing with a tea ceremony with plants we have foraged.
Following this practice has been proven to create a range of health benefits for the body and the mind. For more information visit www.aquafolium.co.uk.
We will be visiting square D17. Free parking is available at Fingle Bridge. The costs of the walk are being met by the Woodland Trust.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 26/08/2018 – 12:00 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Woodland Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX745896)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07971528268
Email: cam@aquafolium.com

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26/08/2018 | Woodland Trust afternoon at Fingle woods – Forest Bathing Easy walk

Walk overview

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a practice that combines mindfulness with being in nature. (No water is involved; the bathing element is about immersion in the restorative qualities of nature).
We will take you on a gentle walk of about 1.5 miles along tracks and some uneven ground in the beautiful Fingle Woods and through a series of invitations practice activities that tune up your senses – finishing with a tea ceremony with plants we have foraged.
Following this practice has been proven to create a range of health benefits for the body and the mind. For more information: www.aquafolium.co.uk
We will be visiting square D17. Free parking is available at Fingle Bridge but there are no facilities nearby. The cost of the walk is being met by the Woodland Trust.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 26/08/2018 – 2:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Woodland Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX745896)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07971528268
Email: cam@aquafolium.com

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26/08/2018 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Moderate walk

Walk overview

This event is aimed at Ramblers who use disability access vehicles such as scooters, trampers etc as well as families with all-terrain push chairs. Anyone is welcome to join these series of events over the festival, which will stick to accessible tracks. Each of these events will be led by a wheeled guide experienced in accessible rambling as well as a Moorland Guide. Take a packed lunch with you and clothing suitable for the changeable weather on Dartmoor. This event will start at the gravel car park beside the main A386 road between Mary Tavy and Lydford on Black Down at the north end near where the cattle grid used to me. This is at the entrance where there is the drop down barrier leading to the Wilsworthy Ranges. This event will use the tracks and roads around the area with great views over the moors. The route is graded as level one / two so suitable for average vehicles. It was last for the morning and into the early afternoon.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2018 – 1:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Black Down / Wilsworthy Ranges (SX 517 834)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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27/08/2018 | Bellever stroll with the ponies Easy walk

Walk overview

Join your guide [and the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust] for a gentle stroll of less than two miles over open grassland and paths taking in the area of Bellever to learn about how people used to live on Dartmoor, the role the ponies played in their lives and how ponies are used today to help manage the moor. The walk will be restricted to Dartmoor 365 squares K11 and L11. Parking at the Visitor Centre is currently free but please check on current status nearer the date. There are facilities nearby and at the Centre. This is a free walk, but donations to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be gratefully received.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park (SX646 788)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net

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