‘It is with great regret that after careful consideration and discussions between the festival organisers and the Dartmoor National Park we have taken the hard decision to cancel this year’s 2020 Dartmoor Walking Festival. On 13th August, after many weeks of difficult times managing the unprecedented challenges which the Dartmoor environment has faced, the National Park put out the following statement:

“In response to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and Government advice we cannot give support for any large-scale recreation events planned for the remainder of 2020. The National Park is experiencing an unprecedented number of visitors, recreation events will place increased pressure on areas that are already very busy and will compromise the safety of visitors and local communities…….”

We have no wish to add to the challenges which are being faced in managing Dartmoor in these difficult times.

Our guides will be contacting those who have booked onto events to make sure they get this message as soon as possible and we look forward to the possibility of running the 2021 Dartmoor Walking Festival as in previous years”