The next Dartmoor Walking Festival will be held from Saturday 24th August until Sunday 1st September 2019 inclusive which means that this will be the last bank holiday week of the summer. In 2019 we are teaming-up with the National Disabled Ramblers who have seen what 2018 successes were like. Walks are being prepared by the guides at the moment so keep an eye on this page for updates and information about what is becoming one of the leading walking festivals.
22/08/2020 | River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk beginning by the East Dart River and the ancient clapper bridge in Bellever Forest which then goes through the forest before heading out onto the moor near Laughter Tor. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. The gravel forest paths have some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 22/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Bellever Forest (SX 655771)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – Donation Children (U16) – Donation. ..All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Dawn Williamson 07557330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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22/08/2020 | Dartmoor Myths and Legends Easy walk

Walk overview

A gentle walk to the sites of some of the famous Dartmoor legends. See where Kitty Jay was laid to rest, feel the heartbeat in the giant granite man of Bowerman, perhaps even encounter a pixy or two … but don’t get ‘pixy-led’. One or two hills but generally easy terrain with granite outcrops.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX739792)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – In Camp Easy walk

Walk overview

Okehampton Battle Camp. Visit includes talk by Lt Col d’Apice, on-road tour of Camp and visit to museum. Meet at Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises. For those taking part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 12:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Army Benevolent Funds Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.com

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22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – on Training Area Moderate walk

Walk overview

Walking tour of Training Area over tracks and uneven, tussock grass, describing how it was and is used by the military.
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 22/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Army Benevolent Fund Children (U16) – Under 16s free. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.com

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22/08/2020 | Nature fights back, Hawns & Dendles Waste Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This walk is being guided by Tim Ferry and needs to be restricted to 10 participants. It is aimed at people with an interest in rewilding. We will pass through ancient woodland, naturally regenerating woodland and scrub, lightly-grazed private moorland and more heavily-grazed common land and discuss the issues they present. Some rough underfoot conditions and steep slopes. Parking is on private land with permission.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 2:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Higher Heale Farm (Cornwood) (SX614612)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Tim Ferry 07855 073876
Email: tim@timferry.co.uk

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22/08/2020 | Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Cist Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia. The ground is uneven and boggy in places with patches of tussocky grass and a couple of narrow streams to cross. This is a challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the prehistoric monuments we encounter en route and hopefully some stunning views across the north Moor.

Route is Batworthy, Sittaford Tor, Quintin’s Man, Whitehorse Hill, Hangingstone Hill, Gartaven ford, Scorhill.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 5:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Batworthy (Nr Gidleigh/Chagford) (SX662866)
Distance (Approx): 11 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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22/08/2020 | Fur Tor Trek Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Shona for an arduous day trek to Fur Tor, one of the most remote areas of the moor. En route we will take in Beardown Tors, Lydford Tor, Devil Tor, Beardown Man standing stone and returning via Tavy Head and Conies Down. Uneven and boggy terrain will be encountered.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Shona Fernyhough
Start Location: Holming Beam (SX591764)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 donation to be shared between Devon Air Ambulance and the Ashburton section Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team………….. Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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23/08/2020 | An Accessible Walk on the Wray Trail Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A gentle guided walk along part of the Wray Trail looking at the natural world of rivers and woodland and the human world of a railway and nature conservation. The trail is a mix of tarmac and hard gravel. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 1.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 23/08/2020 – 1:30 PM, 23/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Bovey Tracey Station Road Car Park (SX 814782)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – Donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated…….. Children (U16) – Donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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23/08/2020 | Dartmoor Sunday Bimble Moderate walk

Walk overview

A walk along tracks and open moorland visiting Sand Pits, Row Tor, West Mill Tor and Yes Tor, High Willhays, Dinger and East Mill Tors. Our route will involve several ascents and descents and is not for the fainthearted as we explore much of the higher ground of northern Dartmoor and hopefully be rewarded with wonderful views.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 23/08/2020 – 2:30 PM, 23/08/2020
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Sand Pits, Okehampton (SX596924)
Distance (Approx): 7.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to the Pilgrim Bandits Charity………. Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07974412326
Email: chris@pegasusoutdoorventures.co.uk

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23/08/2020 | Visit the White Tor Neolithic Settlement with the National Park Archaeologist Moderate walk

Walk overview

Meet at Cox Tor Car Park at 10am and we will walk north to White Tor to visit and discuss the new interpretations and features of the Neolithic evidence there with Lee Bray, National Park archaeologist, who recently surveyed the area. We will walk back for mid-afternoon via other historic sights on the way.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 23/08/2020 – 3:30 AM, 23/08/2020
Guide: Dartmoor National Park
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX530751)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 donation to the Donate to Dartmoor charity Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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24/08/2020 | Ten Tors Ramble Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Commencing at Four Winds Car Park, we will walk an anti-clockwise circular route visiting the following 10 Tors: Hollow, Rundlestone, Little Mis, Great Mis, Lynch, White, Cox, Roos Tor, Great Staple and Mid Staple. This is a fairly tough walk and expect to cover ground that is rocky, boggy and steep in places, plus a river crossing or two thrown in for good measure!

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 24/08/2020 – 3:00 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Four Winds (SX 561749)
Distance (Approx): 13 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation for the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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24/08/2020 | A walk through Dartmoor’s past, present and future Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk from Challacombe Farm and the ruins of a mediaeval hamlet, past the remains of a tin mine to Soussons Forest. This route uses gravel forest tracks and rough, bumpy, grassy paths. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. (Parking in field at Challacombe Farm. Free of charge. This is off the minor road that runs between the B3212 and Widdecombe.)

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 24/08/2020 – 4:00 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Challacombe Farm (SX695796)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated Children (U16) – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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24/08/2020 | A perambulation of Fox Tor Mire Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk will take in views of the notorious Fox Tor Mire, as portrayed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound Of the Baskervilles as Great Grimpen Mire. We will also visit Childe’s Tomb where the famous legend took place. The terrain will be testing at times and wet under foot.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

We will meet in the big quarry car park marked P on the map where the track to Nun’s Cross Farm starts west of Whiteworks.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2020 – 1:30 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Nuns Cross Farm Quarry Car Park (Whiteworks Parking Area) (SX 604 707)
Distance (Approx): 5.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for Under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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24/08/2020 | Study of Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Easy stroll to study the remains of the six houses that make up this early medieval hamlet built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.
Part of a trio of Medieval tours.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 24/08/2020 – 3:00 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX 703 759)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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25/08/2020 | Exploring Burrator Reservoir Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk exploring Burrator arboretum, the reservoir and Longstone Manor. This walk is on both tarmac and hard gravel. For mobility scooters this is a Category 1 walk. Dogs must be on a lead at all times.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 25/08/2020 – 2:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Burrator Arboretum (SX568689)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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25/08/2020 | Dartmoor in a Morning Easy walk

Walk overview

Our walk will explore the richness of the Dartmoor landscape with its tors and granite, as well as the human influences of its prehistoric, medieval, early tin industry and modern occupations.

Fairly easy walking, some uphill but not too steep.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Paul Glanville
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX531751)
Distance (Approx): 2.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to the Donate for Dartmoor charity appreciated……………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07720509272
Email: pglanville@dartmoor.gov.uk

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25/08/2020 | Cranmere Pool and Moorland Safety Walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join me for a wonderful walk to Cranmere Pool; the site of the original Dartmoor Letter Box. We will also take in Fernworthy Forest, Teignhead Farm, Whitehorse Hill and Black Ridge peat pass en route, and the Sittaford recumbent, and Grey Whethers stone circles on our return.

During the day we will also discuss staying safe whilst enjoying the wild moor, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions. There will be areas of boggy and uneven terrain.

Please be aware of the parking and start point for this walk. It is NOT at the main car park but you must carry on right to the far end of the lane by the gate that leads up into the forest. The Grid Reference and map are both accurately showing the end of the lane for the start. We could all meet and leave some cars at the main car park for which a fee of about £4 is charged and then car share with as few cars as possible to the walk start location at the end of the lane.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Shona Fernyhough
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX659839)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 donation to be shared between Devon Air Ambulance and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton is appreciated………………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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25/08/2020 | An Evening With the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Guide Colin Ridgers and the Plymouth Section of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team on a training evening in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly but you will need a torch. This is a wonderful opportunity to see at first hand how the Dartmoor Rescue Teams are organised, deployed and managed out on the moors. Booking is essential because places on these rare evenings go so quickly!

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 25/08/2020 – 9:30 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Dartmoor Rescue Group
Start Location: Pork Hill (SX530751)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Dartmoor Rescue Group Plymouth Division appreciated…………….. Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07878198001
Email: heatherandcolin@yahoo.co.uk

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25/08/2020 | Lovely Lustleigh Cleave Moderate walk

Walk overview

A varied walk up Lustleigh Cleave through ancient woodland, out onto open moorland with views over to the eastern edge of Dartmoor. We will visit an Iron Age hill fort and return via the river Bovey valley to Lustleigh where there is opportunity for refreshment.
The Moorland section is largely on tracks but ground is uneven and it is exposed at the Iron Age hill fort. About 500m on a lane before rejoining footpath towards the end. Approximately 200m of height gained and lost en route.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Parking is found by the Church in the centre of the village and the walk will start outside of the Cleave Pub nearby.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Lustleigh Church (SX786813)
Distance (Approx): 4.4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated…………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07972048194
Email: suedianaperry@yahoo.co.uk

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26/08/2020 | A River Plym Flirtation Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Starting from Blackaton Cross car park near Cadover Bridge we will walk past the china clay pits to Great Trowelsworthy Tor with its wonderful views, then on to Plym Steps via Hen Tor. After crossing the River Plym we will ascend to Higher Hartor Tor before taking a lovely stroll down the greensward passing standing stones and menhirs to visit Dittsworthy Warren House, made famous in the film ‘War Horse’. We will then head to Legis Tor before following the river to Cadover Bridge and back to the car park. This walk will cover rocky ground, tracks, open moorland and boggy areas and have stream crossings.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 26/08/2020 – 2:30 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Blackaton Cross (SX 570 631)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s Free. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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