24/08/2019 | Introduction to Map-reading & Navigation Moderate walk

Walk overview

The aim is to provide an introduction to the basic skills of map-reading and using a compass to aid navigation. We won’t be walking a long distance but will learn some of the techniques suitable for exploring the moor in safety. Distance is about 5 miles over moderate terrain.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Nigel Grist
Start Location: Wrangaton Golf Club (SX673582)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 Donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01548 831398 / 07949 904066
Email: nigel@theunseenview.com

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24/08/2019 | Okehampton Battle Camp Visit Easy walk

Walk overview

During the morning we will visit the Okehampton Battle Camp museum and look at artefacts of the military use of the Dartmoor during the First World War. Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant of the Dartmoor Training Area, and the present Commandant , Lt Col Crispin d’Apice, will give an explanation with illustrations of how troops trained and lived before deploying to the trenches.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry. NO exception. NO walk!
You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 12:30 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please.
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: Clark.zeal@dartmoortrust.org

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24/08/2019 | To the top of Hen Tor Moderate walk

Walk overview

Through Trowlesworthy warren, and Willings Walls warren to Hen Tor from the top of which we can see for miles ! Car parking at Blackaton Cross is free. The walk is moderate and covers a distance of about 5 miles. Booking is required.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 24/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Blackaton Cross (SX569631)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

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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24/08/2019 | Walking the Okehampton Ranges Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant on a walk around the Dartmoor Military Training Area to see some of the features of the area including the target rail track and other historical features associated with the First World War and other conflicts, and hear how they were used by the soldiers. The walk covers a distance of 8 miles over tracks and uneven ground.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 24/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please.
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: Clark.zeal@dartmoortrust.org

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24/08/2019 | The Boys Moderate walk

Walk overview

Informative 2 mile walk by way of uneven, uphill grass tracks to WW2 RAF Bomber crash site on Hameldown. Full details of the archaeological investigative research will be shared during the walk.

Parking by prior arrangement with walk leader. Although we expect to be back by dark it might be a good idea if you could take a torch with you for safely if it is getting dim at the end of the walk.

Booking is required.

Details

Duration: 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019 – 9:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: John Lowe
Start Location: Natsworthy Gate – Widecombe (SX720802)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01395 278 279 / 0796 788 73 68
Email: Lowe592@btinternet.com

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24/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for mobility scooters Drakes Trail, Yelverton towards Tavistock Easy walk

Walk overview

A walk along a section of Drakes trail, which is part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 27.
Taking in the iconic features of RAF Harrowbeer, Gem Bridge & Brunel’s Grenofen tunnel, with distant views towards the Moor.
Mainly a good tarmac surface with a short on road (quiet) section & there are some gentle inclines.

Booking is required for this activity, which is rated as level 1 difficulty for walkers and disabled ramblers.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Leg O’ Mutton Car Park (SX518679)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for carers and under 16s
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Black Tor Falls Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Archaeologist on a two hour gentle stroll over a distance of three easy miles around the Black Tor Falls archaeological complex looking at the Tin working features of the landscape going back hundreds of years.

Booking is required for this walk.

Please park in the lower of the two Sharpitor Car Parks, the one with the grass verge beside the road and bus stop..

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 25/08/2019 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Leeden Tor Car Park (SX561708)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

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

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25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Merrivale Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Achaeologist, on a two hour gentle stroll over 2 miles around the Merrivale archaeological complex looking at the Bronze Age features of the landscape along with those which came before and what came after in this complex site of man’s habitation of this area through thousands of years.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 12:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Four Winds (SX560748)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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25/08/2019 | Visit a hidden valley Moderate walk

Walk overview

Cross the River Plym and continue to the hidden falls at Shavercombe for lunch – return over the river below Ditsworthy Warren House – maybe a little damp – easy going terrain and a distance of 5 miles..

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available free of charge but is potentially limited.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 25/08/2019 – 2:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Gutter Tor (SX577673)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

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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25/08/2019 | Wild Dartmoor Antiquities Moderate walk

Walk overview

On this walk of 7 miles we will penetrate remote Dartmoor far from civilization, where we will visit some wonderful, and rarely-viewed pre-historic sacred ritual sites. There will be some boggy and uneven ground as we skirt ridges and valleys of the north moor.

Booking is required for this walk.

There is roadside parking available below Shilstone Tor, west of Throwleigh

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 2:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Shilstone Tor (SX658902)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance. Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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25/08/2019 | Barrows, Pools & Rings Strenuous walk

Walk overview

The plan for this walk is to visit some of the interesting features on and around Brent Moor and the Quickbeam Hill area of Dartmoor. This 11 mile walk will be broadly circular, starting and finishing at the Shipley Bridge car parking area. There are many sites and aspects of interest on this walk ranging from extensive tinner’s pits to Bronze Age features. There are burial chambers, industrial excavations and Bronze Age enclosures too.

Booking is required for this walk.

Take some change with you for the car park honesty box fee.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 25/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Nigel Grist
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01548 831398 / 07949 904066
Email: nigel@theunseenview.com

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25/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters. Around East Dartmoor Nature Reserve Moderate walk

Walk overview

This guided walk of just under 6 miles will look at the varying habitats of Yarner Wood and the Bovey Valley and the human history of the area. It will be on gravel tracks with some gradients, and small amounts of heathland paths.

For disabled ramblers this walk has been categorised as difficulty level 2, although there are some sections which are considered level 3.

Booking is required for this activity.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Middle Trendlebere Down CP (SX782793)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to under 16s and carers.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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26/08/2019 | A Walk on the Wild Side Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A bit of a wilderness walk over Black Dunghill, White Barrow and out to Lynch Tor. Some wild walking will take us to Cowsic Head, Beardown Man Standing Stone, Lydford Tor then back to Holming Beam. This will cover a distance of 8 miles and include some tough walking over Mat Grass and some boggy land. Expect wet feet!

Parking at Holming Beam is free. Booking is required for this activity.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 2:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Holming Beam (SX591764)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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26/08/2019 | Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Easy stroll of less than 1 mile to study the remains of the six houses that made up this early medieval hamlet, built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.

Booking is required for this walk.

Park at the crossroads 300m south-west of Dockwell.

Details

Duration: 2:30 PM, 26/08/2019 – 3:30 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX704759)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 voluntary donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 voluntary donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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26/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters – Fernworthy Reservoir & Forest Moderate walk

Walk overview

A walk of approximately 6.5 miles alongside part of this pretty reservoir home to birds such as Heron, Snipe & Grebe, then through Fernworthy Forest. We can find a Bronze Age stone circle, burial cairns & stone rows within the forest which is mostly coniferous. It’s peaceful and tranquil and has occasional views of moorland. There are ponies, cattle and sheep at various times and you might just spot a deer. Paths are a mixture of wide forestry roads and narrow, bumpy and muddy tracks.

Booking is required for this activity.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.

For the disabled rambler this activity is considered Category 3 difficulty – rough tracks with some steep sections. For walkers it is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX669839)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to carers and children under 16.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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26/08/2019 | Mary – Michael Pilgrimage Walk Day One Easy walk

Walk overview

This is a gentle pilgrimage stroll on Day One of the Mary – Michael Way from Brentor Church through Lydford and ending at Sourton Church. Total distance, 8 miles. From Brentor to Lydford – 5 miles. The walk is being led by a qualified Dartmoor guide from Moorland Guides. We will have a lunch stop at Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Cream Teas will be provided at Sourton Village Hall, with supper for Pilgrims who want to stay overnight. Accommodation with a meal and breakfast in the morning will be provided. We will meet on Day one at 10am at Sourton in the Village Hall Car park then relocate to Brentor Church Car Park to start the walk. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience quiet reflection and contemplation along this stroll with far reaching views and calling in at significant points of interest along our route. Full details available from Rev Adrian by email. Bring a camp bed etc. for staying overnight or arrange your own lift home and return in the morning for day two.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Sourton Village Hall (SX535903)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 861580 or mobile 07709 270412
Email: adrian@ministry.plus.com

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27/08/2019 | An evening with the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Easy walk

Walk overview

Join the Team in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly, and the distance to cover will be only around 1 mile, but you will need a torch! No dogs please.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is freely available at Pork Hill.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2019 – 9:30 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Pork Hill (SX530751)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to DSART Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
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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27/08/2019 | Avon Dam and Beyond Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Shona as she shares her love for the moor on this circular all-day walk of about 10 miles to Avon Dam and beyond. The walk can be directed towards Huntingdon Warren or the magical Pile’s Copse, depending on the preference of the group. The walk takes in the beautiful Avon valley from Shipley Bridge to Avon Dam and continues up the Avon towards Huntingdon Warren. We will then loop around to meet the Two Moors Way and follow the Puffing Billy track past Left Lake to Three Barrows. From here we will cross the pretty Bala Brook and head to Black Tor before returning to Shipley Bridge. The terrain is a mix of good tracks and rough uneven moorland, with the potential for a steep ascent and descent if the group would like. Some areas may be boggy.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available at Shipley Bridge where there is an option to donate to DNP.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 27/08/2019 – 5:30 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Shona Ferryhough
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Ashburton Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Ashburton Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870 319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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27/08/2019 | Tour of Hound Tor Medieval Village Easy walk

Walk overview

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the houses and barns that form this 13th century village.
It will also include Hound Tor and the legend of Bowerman’s Nose.

This walk of about 1 mile is over comparatively easy ground but does involve the ascent of the tor.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available below Hound Tor.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 27/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX740792)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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27/08/2019 | A Tour of Meldon Quarry Moderate walk

Walk overview

A moderate walk of just under 4 miles to visit the Meldon Quarries. The terrain is comparatively flat but with uneven surfaces. Sturdy footwear will be required.

Parking is available at the Meldon Dam site on a pay and display basis.

Bookig is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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