Dartmoor Walking Festival 2021

28 August – 5 September 2021

The first ever Dartmoor Walking Festival in 2016 was a great success and the very positive feedback really supported the idea of it becoming an annual event which is absolutely fabulous. Unfortunately the 2020 festival has to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic but plans are going ahead for the 2021 festival.

It is hoped that the 2021 festival will very simply be a re-run of the planned events which we had hoped to hold in 2020. All the guides are being asked if they would like to get involved on the same days so we are just awaiting confirmation from every guide involved in the 2020 planned event.

Keep an eye on the Festival Facebook Page as well for any updates as well as here.

However we must still stay vigilant to changes announced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and accept that we might still need to make significant changes to the anticipated programme in respect to dates, events, numbers of walkers etc. In 2021 we are again teaming-up with the National Disabled Ramblers who have seen what 2018 and 2019 successes were like. Our chosen charity for 2021 is again the Devon Air Ambulance. Please keep an eye on our monthly newsletters and also this website for any updates made to the festival plans. Everyone at Moorland Guides offers every best wish for staying healthy and well, and enjoying the moors and the outdoors while adhering to government guidelines.

The next festival will be held from Saturday 28th August until Sunday 5th September 2021 inclusive which means that this will be the week containing the late August Bank Holiday. However we must stay vigilant to changes announced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and accept that we might need to make significant changes to the anticipated programme in respect to dates, events, numbers of walkers etc. In 2021 we are again teaming-up with the National Disabled Ramblers who have seen what 2018 and 2019 successes were like. Our chosen charity for 2021 is again the Devon Air Ambulance. Please keep an eye on our monthly newsletters and also this website for any changes which need to be made to the festival plans. Everyone at Moorland Guides offers every best wish for staying healthy and well, and enjoying the moors and the outdoors while adhering to government guidelines.

Further Information
Simon Dell
Moorland Guides (Director)
07845 176870
enquiries@moorlandguides.co.uk

The Dartmoor National Park are fully supporting the week with Ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits and events and we are delighted to also have the support of those who live and work on Dartmoor within the Dartmoor Commoner’s Council.
Our aim is to have at least four events each day during the nine-day festival, so there really is something for everybody, with evening talks and walks included.  The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team is also supporting the week and if you have ever wondered what they do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers then come and join them on an evening exercise to find out more!
The week is only limited by your imagination so come along, come and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place.  As a result of last year’s feedback more evening events are also being planned.

We will be putting on several events each day during the nine-day festival ranging from modest guided strolls and children’s rambles to full day walks and ambitious challenges! There really will be something for everyone including ‘accessible’ events for the less mobile in partnership with the Disabled Ramblers Association.

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In 2019 the festival raised over £1,400 for the Devon Air Ambulance (link here to the website) charity and in 2020 the Air Ambulance will remain the main charity for the festival which runs from Saturday 22nd August to Sunday 30th August.

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