2018 Walk list (Courses)

09/04/2021 | Navigation for Beginners One Day Course 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, 09/04/2021 – 4:00 PM, 09/04/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

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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10/04/2021 | Explore a rain forest! Moderate 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. 5 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: 10:00 AM, 10/04/2021 – 4:00 PM, 10/04/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
Cost: Adults – £25 including hand lens Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Moderate

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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18/04/2021 | Navigation for Beginners One Day Course 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, 18/04/2021 – 4:00 PM, 18/04/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

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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01/05/2021 | Navigation for Beginners Weekend Easy walk

Walk overview

This course will give you the foundation skills to competently navigate and route plan on moorland. Day one covers the basic skills of map reading and using a compass, practising each technique several times. We do this in the course of a walk of about 5 miles. We end the day by planning a route on open moorland for the following day. On day two we apply all your new skills to our planned route, which will be about 7 miles long, consolidating what you learnt the previous day. This course assumes no previous knowledge so is suitable for complete beginners. If you have previously learnt some navigation skills and wish to refresh them, you are equally welcome.

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, 01/05/2021 – 4:00 PM, 02/05/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £80 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

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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