2017 Walk listings (Festival)

27/08/2022 | Belstone walk – a stone circle and couple of wild swims Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Especially for the wild swimmers amongst you – join Sue for a varied walk up the military track from Belstone to the Taw Ford for a dip then up over Belstone Tor at the Higher Tor end and along a grassy track to the Nine Maidens stone circle and down to the East Okement for a dip in the waterfall pool, return via a bridle path and minor lanes to Belstone where there is an opportunity for refreshment !
The River valleys can be damp and the paths can be uneven, the Moorland section is largely on tracks but ground is uneven and can be boggy. Outwards track from Belstone is paved with gravel and stones. A steepish ascent to the summit of Belstone tor and a narrow, steep path to the waterfall on the East Okement and approximately 300m of height gained and lost en route.
Tolets and other facilities available at service station just off A30 where you turn for Belstone

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2022 – 3:00 PM, 27/08/2022
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Belstone (SX 622 937)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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27/08/2022 | Planes, Trains & Moor! An accessible walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This route goes across Harrowbeer Airfield and onto the Drakes Trail with some great views over parts of the western moor. We then walk down to Clearbrook taking in Devonport & Drake’s Leat and the tramway. This Category 1 walk for people using mobility scooters is also open to all walkers. Support dogs welcome

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 27/08/2022 – 3:00 PM, 27/08/2022
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Leg O’ Mutton car park, Yelverton (SX518679)
Distance (Approx): 6.5 miles
Cost: Adults – Suggested donations of £5 to Devon Air Ambulance. 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: Dawn Williamson 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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27/08/2022 | Industrial Archaeology around Burrator Reservoir Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Ian for a chance to visit Crazywell Pool and the Devonport Leat with a small detour to the Black Tor Falls tin working site from the medieval period. Our return will be via Leather Tor Farm and Leather Tor Bridge.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 27/08/2022 – 5:00 PM, 27/08/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Norsworthy Bridge (SX 568 694)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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28/08/2022 | Nordic Walking Taster Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

These taster walks will introduce you to the Nordic Walking technique using Nordic Walking poles that will be provided. Following the technique learning session there will be the opportunity to try out your Nordic Walking technique on a walk.
The walk will be on tracks that might be slightly uneven and rocky in places.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2022 – 12:00 PM, 28/08/2022
Guide: Sue Hodges
Start Location: Norsworthy Bridge (SX569693)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07859 886131
Email: suehodges@tinyworld.co.uk

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28/08/2022 | Belstone Moorland Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

On this walk your guides, Bob Adamson and Mike Jeffery, will gradually take you up onto The Moors with panoramic views via The Tarka Trail, East Okement River, Woodlands and a cottage with a very naughty past!
From the high moorland we descend to hear the story of Cullever Steps, then on to Scary Tor, Nine Stones before returning to Belstone. Where you may wish to visit The Tors Inn or have a cream tea at The Old School Tearooms.
Wear suitable walking gear.
Please bring food and drink for coffee break and lunch.
There are no toilet facilities in Belstone, nearest Toilets are at The White House Services on the A30.
Quiet dogs on leads welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2022 – 2:00 PM, 28/08/2022
Guide: Bob Adamson
Start Location: Belstone (SX621938.)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation for the air ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s 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: 07976 739394
Email: dartmoorexperience@gmail.com

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29/08/2022 | Dartmoor Myths and Legends Easy walk

Walk overview

How do you break the spell of the pixies? Hear the spooky stories of this wild landscape. See where Kitty Jay was laid to rest and feel the heartbeat of the giant granite man, Bowerman. Suitable only for families who dare to come …
Lanes, open moor and fields.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2022 – 1:00 PM, 29/08/2022
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX 739 792)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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29/08/2022 | Haytor – A changing landscape, industry to leisure: an accessible walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

We will start at the Haytor Middle car park at this iconic Dartmoor location and during the walk visit the tor as well as the industrial landscape of tin miners and granite quarrying. This is a Category 3 route for people using mobility scooters with grass and gravel tracks which can be rough and there are some hills. Able bodied walkers also welcome. Support dogs on leads welcome

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 29/08/2022 – 2:30 PM, 29/08/2022
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Haytor Middle Car park (SX785772)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance suggested. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

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

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29/08/2022 | Study of Hutholes Mediaeval abandoned settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian for an easy stroll to look at the site of six abandoned and ruinous old medieval houses which make up this old settlement which was built on the ruins of an much earlier Saxon homestead. This visit is part one of a trio of three medieval tours by Ian.

Details

Duration: 2:30 PM, 29/08/2022 – 3:30 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX 704 759)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16 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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30/08/2022 | Tavy Cleave Traipse and dip Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A varied walk over Ger tor and up to the amazing Watern Oke Bronze Age settlement returning through the beautiful Tavy Cleave and a swim in the waterfall pools before returning to the car park. Whether or not we do this clockwise or anti clockwise depends on the weather !
The Moorland section is on tracks but ground is uneven and can be boggy and it is exposed on the summit. Ground is uneven around the settlement. Return down the valley is quite rocky. Approximately 269m of height gained and lost en route.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 30/08/2022 – 2:00 PM, 30/08/2022
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Lane End (Wilsworthy) (SX 536 824)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Deon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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30/08/2022 | Exploring the high moor: an accessible walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A circular ramble following the ‘Okehampton Military Ring Road’ into the heart of Dartmoor. It is a category 3 walk for people using mobility scooters but other walkers also welcome. There is one ford to cross so scooters need to be capable of driving through water. The road is part tarmac, part gravel some of it rocky and bumpy. This is an area used extensively by the military for training and there are several visual examples of this to be discovered. Some superb views across Dartmoor, from the highest part of the Moor. Support dogs welcome

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 30/08/2022 – 3:30 PM, 30/08/2022
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Row Tor Car Parking (SX596922)
Distance (Approx): 7 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance suggested Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

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

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30/08/2022 | Nordic Walking Taster Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

These taster walks will introduce you to the Nordic Walking technique using Nordic Walking poles that will be provided. Following the technique learning session there will be the opportunity to try out your Nordic Walking technique on a walk.
The walk will be on tracks that might be slightly uneven and rocky in places.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 30/08/2022 – 12:00 PM, 30/08/2022
Guide: Sue Hodges
Start Location: Norsworthy Bridge (SX569693)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07859 886131
Email: suehodges@tinyworld.co.uk

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30/08/2022 | Bellever evening stroll Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Mike Jeffery and Bob Adamson on this evening stroll around Bellever Tor, the woods and the antiquities. Park at the Postbridge Forest Car Park by the Cattle Grid at the junction to Bellever.. Bring a torch, a snack/flask and warm clothing. No dogs on this wildlife walk

Details

Duration: 8:00 PM, 30/08/2022 – 11:00 PM, 30/08/2022
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park (SX 646 787)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647 440755 Mike Jeffery
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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30/08/2022 | Stepping Stones Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Starting from the Dunnabridge Pound large car park (SX642747) we will walk across the bridge to Dunnabridge Pound and take the track to Laughter Hole Farm. Shortly after this we will cross the Easy Dart River on our first of three sets of stepping stones. From here a track and the riverside path will take us to Badgers Holt. Tracks and roads will then take us past Huccaby Church to the village of Hexworthy. A short walk will then take us to our second set of stepping stones before we arrive at the large sweep of stepping stones over the West Dart Riven. A pleasant stroll will take us back to the road and the car park. Please note that if we have had heavy rain I will change the route as the striping stones may be submerged! I have put this as a non-dog friendly walk due to the stepping stones.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 30/08/2022 – 5:00 PM, 30/08/2022
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Dunnabridge (SX642747)
Distance (Approx): 7.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance (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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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31/08/2022 | Belstone Morning walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join local guide Chris Bourne on this walk over the High moorland above Belstone from the village car park by the Village Hall. We will go up to Belstone Tors and across the open moorland south to Higher Tor and dropping down to the Taw valley and marsh to return along the track back to the village.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 1:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Belstone (SX 621 938)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 suggested Donation to SAAFA Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
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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31/08/2022 | Introduction to Dartmoor Moderate walk

Walk overview

The walk will be from Haytor visitor’s car park on a circular route which will take in Haytor Quarries, Smallacombe rocks. Holwell Tor Quarries up to Haytor and back to the visitor’s car park. The route is along grass tracks with some single tracks. A short distance along grass and boggy paths where a little more careful walking required. The walk back from Haytor to the car park is down a steep hill which can be slippery when wet. This walk is aimed at anyone who would like a walk over the moors who can easily walk 6km.
The walk will include a talk on granite, quarries, bronze age habitats bogs and tors.
Beginning at the visitors car park. There are car parking charges. £2 for two hours and £4 all day. If you do not wish to pay charges 400meters along the road is a nonpaying car park but is on rough ground. What3words trails.rationing.feathers

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 31/08/2022 – 2:30 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Richard Gooding
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX 765 771)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – Suggested donation of £5 to the Devon Air Ambulance charity Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07732073188
Email: Jan7gooding@yahoo.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Nordic Walking Taster Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

These taster walks will introduce you to the Nordic Walking technique using Nordic Walking poles that will be provided. Following the technique learning session there will be the opportunity to try out your Nordic Walking technique on a walk.
The walk will be on tracks that might be slightly uneven and rocky in places.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 12:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Sue Hodges
Start Location: Norsworthy Bridge (SX569693)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07859 886131
Email: suehodges@tinyworld.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Study of Houndtor Mediaeval abandoned settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian for an easy stroll to look at the site of this abandoned 13th Century village which also includes a visit to Hound Tor itself and is part of a trio of medieval tours.

Details

Duration: 2:30 PM, 31/08/2022 – 4:30 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX 740 793)
Distance (Approx): 2 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16 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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31/08/2022 | Exploring habitats: brilliant bog Moderate walk

Walk overview

Did you know the Earth’s bogs store more carbon than its rainforests? Bog mosses are hero plants, building the brilliant bog that blankets Dartmoor’s upland plateaux and is home to some rare and extraordinary plants and animals. Plants here have to live off just rainwater and sunshine; all that is except those which have taken to eating insects, as seen on The Green Planet! Join Geri Skeens as you go in search of these sticky little plants and others that flower in high summer such as colourful bog asphodel and the waving heads of bog cotton. We’ll learn about life on the bog and enjoy the wild, remote beauty of Dartmoor’s peaty heart.
Some of the terrain is rough, wet and slightly boggy. Walking boots will do fine; no need for wellies.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 4:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX 646788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s free
Skill Level: Moderate
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: info@geriskeens.co.uk

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01/09/2022 | A Stroll to the Beacon Easy walk

Walk overview

This gentle walk will be over open but easy moorland with some inclines but nothing too strenuous. The aim is to reach Buckland Beacon and see the Ten Commandments Stones carved nearly a hundred years ago. Why and by whom? Come and find out!

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/09/2022 – 12:00 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Cold East Cross (SX 740 742)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 for the Friends of St. John’s Church North Bovey Children (U16) – Under 16s 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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01/09/2022 | The Avon valley from Shipley Bridge to the dam: an accessible walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This guided walk will follow the River Avon upstream to the dam with beautiful views of the river and surrounding landscape and plenty of history to explore en route. With a good quality tarmac surface all the way this is a Category 1 route for people using mobility scooters but able bodied walkers also welcome. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the end! Support dogs welcome

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/09/2022 – 12:30 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX681629)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – Suggested donation of £5 to Devon Air Ambulance 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: Dawn Williamson 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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