31/05/2021 | Explore a Rainforest! Easy walk

Walk overview

Yes, we have rainforests on Dartmoor! Temperate rainforest is a rare habitat, rich in biodiversity. We visit one of Dartmoor’s upland oakwoods, Black-a-Tor Copse, lesser known than Wistman’s Wood, more remote and just as charming.

You will learn what makes these places so special and fragile, and consider some of the species they contain, from ferns that grow on tree branches to lichens and mosses that cover almost every surface. Each participant will receive a hand lens (new, packaged Covid-securely and yours to keep) – you’ll be amazed how much more you can see. You will learn the names of two or three species but the day is not so much about absorbing facts as appreciating this very special habitat.

The day involves walking approx. 6 miles, some of it on uneven ground, and a bit of clambering over boulders.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other as per government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 31/05/2021 – 4:00 PM, 31/05/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
Cost: Adults – £25 including hand lens Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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02/06/2021 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a route of around 6 miles, learning and practising as we go.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 02/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 02/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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27/06/2021 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a route of around 6 miles, learning and practising as we go.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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27/08/2021 | Zoom Talk about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance on the eve of the festival Easy walk

Walk overview

Join us on the Friday evening before the walking festival starts for an online zoom talk about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance by one of the charity speakers. The zoom link will be shared here nearer the day of the talk and there will be a waiting room system to let people in.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 27/08/2021
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Air Ambulance per family Children (U16) – free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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28/08/2021 | Zoom talk about Higher Uppacott with Ian Johnstone Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian Johnstone for a talk about Higher Uppacott, the Schedule 1 status Dartmoor Long House owner by the National Park Authority

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 28/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Cost: Adults – £5 per family Children (U16) – free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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28/08/2021 | Military Manoeuvres – In Okehampton Battle 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. For those take part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch.Please book by E Mail to tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org Further information Tel 07827 975751
IMPORTANT – You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2021 – 12:30 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932.)
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – £5
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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29/08/2021 | An accessible walk on the Wray Trail suitable for wheels Easy walk

Walk overview

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

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 29/08/2021 – 1:30 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Dawn Williams
Start Location: Bovey Tracey Station Road Car Park (SX 815782)
Cost: Adults – Donation Children (U16) – Donation
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: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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29/08/2021 | Evening Zoom talk about the Mills of Dartmoor and environs Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Dartmoor guide Mike Jeffery from Moretonhampstead for his virtual talk on the Mills of Dartmoor and beyond. I link to the talk will be here a little nearer the time.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 29/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Cost: Adults – £5 per family 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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30/08/2021 | Study of Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Easy stroll to study the remains of the six houses that make this early medieval hamlet built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.
Part of a trio of Medieval tours

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 30/08/2021 – 3:00 AM, 30/08/2021
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX704759)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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30/08/2021 | Zoom virtual talks about the long distance footpath The Two Moors Way Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Simon Dell for an online illustrated talk showing his journey across Devon in the hot summer of 2014 from Wembury to Lynmouth following the two Moors Way over 5 days. A zoom link to the talk will be posted here nearer the time.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 30/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 30/08/2021
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Cost: Adults – donation Children (U16) – donation
Skill Level: Easy
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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