Dartmoor Walking Festival 2016

Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 27/08/2016: Walking Festival – The Templar Tramway

Start: 9:30 AM / Haytor (Lower) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: Free for everyone but £3 donated suggested / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 27/08/2016: A short night walk starting near Black Tor

Start: 7:00 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) (SX590735) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 27/08/2016: High Tors of Western Dartmoor

Start: 10:00 AM / Pork Hill (SX 531 751) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free for everyone / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 27/08/2016: A self-led walk in Fingle Woods

Start: 10:00 AM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX721900) Duration: Up to 24 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 27/08/2016: Try a Tramper !!

Start: 10:30 AM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX721900) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 27/08/2016: Join the Brimpts Tin Mine Open Day trail

Start: 10:30 AM / Brimpts Farm (SX668739) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 27/08/2016: See the high tors of Western Dartmoor

Start: 2:00 PM / Pork Hill (SX531751) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 27/08/2016: Try A Tramper

Start: 1:30 PM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX721900) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 27/08/2016: Brimpts Mine South Mine afternoon open day

Start: 1:30 PM / Brimpts Farm (SX668739) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 27/08/2016: Brimpts North Mine afternoon visit

Start: 1:00 PM / Brimpts Farm (SX668739) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: free / free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 27/08/2016: A Ten Tors Taster walk

Start: 9:30 AM / Meldon Reservoir (SX 562 917) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: Free for everyone / free for under 16s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 28/08/2016: Walking Festival – Redlake and River Avon

Start: 10:00 AM / Shipley Bridge (SX680629) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: 10.00 / 000 Guide: Paul Rendell

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 28/08/2016: The Dart Valley Saints and Sinners

Start: 2:00 PM / Dartmeet (SX672732) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £3.00 / Free Guide: Richard Ware

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 28/08/2016: A walk to Ducks Pool return via Fox Tor mire

Start: 10:30 AM / Whiteworks Cottages Quarry (SX608708) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £7.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 28/08/2016: Moorland Navigation for Beginners

Start: 10:00 AM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) (SX589734) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £22.00 / £11.00 Guide: Debbie Jenkin

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 28/08/2016: Meditative Walk to Revitalise your Senses

Start: 10:00 AM / Hound Tor (SX 739 791) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5 / free for under 16s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 28/08/2016: Sunday Stroll at Hanna’s

Start: 12:00 PM / Hanna’s at Seale Hayne Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: donations to Hanna’s / Donations to Hanna’s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 28/08/2016: Physiotherapy Talk

Start: 7:00 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £3.50 / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 29/08/2016: Crockern Tor Stroll

Start: 10:00 AM / Two Bridges (SX609750) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / Free Guide: Simon Dell

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 29/08/2016: Tyrwhitt’s Tramway Walk

Start: 2:00 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) (SX590735) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / Free Guide: Simon Dell

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 29/08/2016: An Introduction to Nordic Walking

Start: 10:30 AM / OCRA Pavilion, Symons Park, Okehampton Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £12.00 / £12.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 29/08/2016: A Walk with Art in Mind

Start: 2:00 PM / Fingle Bridge Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 29/08/2016: Learn to Navigate with a Compass

Start: 2:00 PM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 29/08/2016: Talk on the Two Moors Way/Coast to Coast

Start: 7:30 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £3.50 / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 30/08/2016: See the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team at work

Start: 6:30 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) (SX590735) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £5.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 30/08/2016: Hike & E-Bike

Start: 10:00 AM / Cole East Cross Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £60.00 / £60.00 Guide: Inge Page

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 30/08/2016: Short Walk at Castle Drogo

Start: 11:00 AM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 30/08/2016: Intermediate Nordic Walking

Start: 10:30 AM / Belstone Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £10.00 / n/a Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 30/08/2016: Castle Drogo – medium walk

Start: 2:00 PM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 30/08/2016: Night Walk

Start: 8:00 PM / Peek Hill Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Mike Jeffery

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: Walking the T-A Packhorse Track

Start: 10:30 AM / Pear Tree Cross, Ashburton Duration: Over 24 hours

Price: £60.00 / n/a Guide: Inge Page

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: Haytor Area Tors

Start: 10:00 AM / Haytor (Lower) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £3.00 / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: A Walk into Medieval History

Start: 10:30 AM / Haytor (Lower) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £3.00 / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: A Stone Row & the Devonport Leat

Start: 10:00 AM / Norsworthy Bridge Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: National Trust Ranger Walk

Start: 10:00 AM / Fingle Bridge Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 31/08/2016: Devonport Leat & the old Princetown Railway

Start: 2:00 PM / Norsworthy Bridge Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 31/08/2016: Secret Wildlife of Dartmoor

Start: 7:30 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £3.00 / £3.00 Guide: Paul Rendell

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 01/09/2016: A visit to the House of Statts

Start: 10:30 AM / Postbridge (SX646788) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £10.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 01/09/2016: A Walk to the famous Whitehorse Hill burial.

Start: 10:30 AM / Fernworthy Reservoir (SX658838) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £8.00 / £4.00 Guide: Debbie Jenkin

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 01/09/2016: Earth energies dowsing walk

Start: 11:00 AM / Scorhill (SX 661 877) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £10 in advance / £5 for accompanied under 16s in advance Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 01/09/2016: Castle Drogo – Through the garden

Start: 11:00 AM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £0.00 / £0.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 01/09/2016: Walk at Castle Drogo

Start: 2:00 PM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX721900) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £0.00 / £0.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 01/09/2016: Ghostly Dartmoor

Start: 8:00 PM / Bellever YHA (Car Park) (SX 654 773) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / £2.50 Guide: Paul Rendell

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 01/09/2016: Accessible Dartmoor Day

Start: 11:00 AM / Hanna’s at Seale Hayne Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: donations to Hanna’s / Donations to Hanna’s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 01/09/2016: Chagford Pool Nordic Walk (& optional swim)

Start: 2:30 PM / Chagford Pool (Car park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £10.00 / £10.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 02/09/2016: Tavistock Town Walk

Start: 2:00 PM / Tavistock (Court Gate Archway) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5 / free for under 16s Guide: Simon Dell

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 02/09/2016: A short night walk starting near Black Tor

Start: 7:00 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) (SX590735)) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 02/09/2016: Hike & E-Bike (half-day)

Start: 10:00 AM / Cole East Cross Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £35.00 / £35.00 Guide: Inge Page

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 02/09/2016: Castle Drogo A walk for children

Start: 2:00 PM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX721900) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £0.00 / 01647 434114 / 01647 433306 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 02/09/2016: Explore Okehampton

Start: 2:00 PM / Okehampton (Museum Courtyard) (SX587951) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £4.00 / £4.00 Guide: Paul Rendell

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 02/09/2016: Walking with a Dartmoor Ranger

Start: 10:00 AM / Meldon Reservoir Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £0.00 / £0.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 03/09/2016: Dare ye cross Fox Tor mire ?

Start: 10:30 AM / Whiteworks Cottages Quarry (SX609708)) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £5.00 / free Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 03/09/2016: Walking Festival OverNight stay on the Moor

Start: 9:00 AM / Prewley Moor Sourton (SX54440 91029) Duration: Over 24 hours

Price: £35.00 / £25.00 Guide: Chris Bourne

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 03/09/2016: Navigation for Beginners (Family Session)

Start: 10:00 AM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £15.00 Family (2+2) £35.00 / £10.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 03/09/2016: Hike With Overnight Camp

Start: 9:00 AM / Prewley Moor Sourton Duration: Over 24 hours

Price: £35.00 / £35.00 Guide: Chris Bourne

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 03/09/2016: Wildlife Around Haytor

Start: 9:30 AM / Haytor (Lower) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £2.00 RSPB members free / £2.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 03/09/2016: A Search for the Hound

Start: 10:30 AM / Whiteworks Cottages Quarry Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £5.00 / £5.00 Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 03/09/2016: National Trust Ranger Walk

Start: 10:00 AM / Castle Drogo (Car Park) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £5.00 / £5.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 03/09/2016: Wildlife of Dartmoor: Bats

Start: 7:30 PM / Trendlebere Down (Lower) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: Free / Free Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Strenuous walk 03/09/2016: Dartmoor’s Contribution to National Defence

Start: 9:30 AM / Sand Pits, Okehampton (SX 599 920) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: Free for everyone / free for under 16s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 04/09/2016: Ten Tors the Easy Way

Start: 11:00 AM / Hound Tor (SX739792) Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £7.00 / £3.50 Guide: Amanda Head

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 04/09/2016: End of Festival celebrations

Start: 5:30 PM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: £10 for food / £10 for food Guide: Simon Dell

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 04/09/2016: Explore the Dewerstone Woods

Start: 10:00 AM / Shaugh Bridge Duration: 4-6 hours

Price: £5.00 / £5.00 Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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Click here to view activity details Moderate walk 04/09/2016: BHF Annual Dartmoor Challenge Walk

Start: 10:00 AM / Princetown (o/s High Moorland) Duration: Up to 24 hours

Price: £15.00 / Free Guide: Simon Dell

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Click here to view activity details Easy walk 04/09/2016: Sunday stroll at Hanna’s

Start: 12:00 PM / Hanna’s at Seale Hayne Duration: 0-3 hours

Price: donations to Hanna’s / Donations to Hanna’s Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide

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National Parks throughout the country have ‘Walking Festivals’- even our close neighbours on Exmoor have their festival in May each year.

Now that much of the guided walk provision on Dartmoor has passed from the Dartmoor National Park Authority to ‘Moorland Guides’, it was felt by the members of Moorland Guides that a festival was long overdue. It was important not to have a date-clash with other significant events on Dartmoor and it is also important to include as many activity providers as possible to take advantage of this opportunity. Therefore, it is not just a ‘Moorland Guides’ Walking Festival – it is a festival of activities which embraces all providers and partners, no matter whether they are part of Moorland Guides or not.

We have many partners who are keen to come on board and join in, and certainly, Dartmoor is large enough to engage everyone who wants to be involved in the great outdoors.

The Dartmoor magazine has kindly come to the fore in this first festival, covering the whole of the National Park in supporting the printing of the Festival programme and distributing it to all readers as well as providing enough copies for Information Centres, National Park centres and any outlets we can think of. If you would like some copies to distribute, then please contact Moorland Guides through their website.

 

The Festival will run from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 4th September 2016 inclusive and will cover all areas of Dartmoor and is open to everybody of all ages and abilities. It will be very clearly marketed as ‘Dartmoor on your Doorstep’ with this chosen time of year being the last week of the summer holidays encompassing the August Bank Holiday weekend to start it off and ending in the first week of September. This will hopefully allow our visitors to stay on the extra week in order to enjoy all that Dartmoor has to offer and also to encourage our locals to come out on the moors before the children go back to school.

Our aims are much wider than just walking. There will be climbing, Nordic walking, evening presentations, taster sessions in all sorts of activities and much more.

We are arranging four events each day during this nine day festival, ranging from modest guided strolls and children’s rambles to full day walks and ambitious challenges,  to suit all tastes and abilities.  There really is something for everyone!

Making use of the local cycle trails will mean that those who use mobility scooters and ‘Trampers’ can also come along and enjoy Dartmoor.

The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Group 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 learn more!

Local speakers will be putting on a variety of illustrated talks on a Dartmoor theme at the  High Moorland Visitor Centre in the square in Princetown.

The Dartmoor National Park Authority fully supports the week, with Ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits and events and we are delighted to have the support of those who live and work on Dartmoor within the Dartmoor Commoner’s Council.

We have also tied up in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, this year celebrating its 25th annual sponsored moor walk, to be held on Sunday 4th September when all our efforts will be targeted on raising much-needed funds for the charity. A buffet supper will be available from 5.30 following the walk and  to end the festival, at the Prince of Wales pub in Princetown.

The week is only limited by your imagination, so come along and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep to find out more about this incredibly special place.

Other key partners in facilitating the festival include:

For further information, contact:

  • Simon Dell
  • Tel. 07845 176870
  • Email:enquiries@moorlandguides.co.uk