29/05/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Keith Lambeth. Keith has in the region of 35 years of backpacking and mountaineering experience with over 25 years active service in Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton. Keith moved to Dartmoor in 1992 and now leads and guides small groups and individuals on a variety of public and bespoke hikes and walks. Keith is a passionate explorer of the links between history, legend and landscape of the British Isles and Dartmoor in Particular.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/05/2024 – 1:00 PM, 29/05/2024
Guide: Keith Lambeth
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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01/06/2024 | Mustard Seed Walks – Bennet’s Cross to Natsworthy Gate Circular Walk – NOTE DATE CHANGE Moderate walk

Walk overview

START: Bennet’s Cross car park (GR SX681817)
PARKING: Free car park at Bennett’s Cross on B3212 just NE of the Warren House Inn. NB, there is another car park 250m NE if this car park is full.
OVERVIEW: From the car park we will walk along the Two Moors way over Birch Tor, then after crossing a road ascending to Hockney Tor. The route continues east to King Tor and beyond to a minor road which will take us down a hill into the hamlet of Heathercombe. We will pick up another branch of the Two Moors Way heading south until we arrive at Natsworthy Gate. We will then begin the return journey westward, walking up to a war memorial where an aircraft crashed during WW2, and then on to Hameldown Tor. We will descent to Grimspound Bronze Age settlement before continuing westward past Headland Warren Farm and into mining country with plenty to see. An ascent will take us back to the car park.
INFORMATION REMINDER:-
Gear to take – Waterproof jacket and trousers, spare warm top, hat and gloves, lunch and drink, sensible footwear – boots best, rucksack to carry it all in.
Dogs – Dogs are allowed, but on a short lead please.

Photos etc – I will now be posting photos etc on this blog (rather than Facebook):
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Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 01/06/2024 – 3:30 PM, 01/06/2024
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Bennets Cross (SX681817)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance and Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – No charge, but 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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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05/06/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Emma Cunis. Emma is a qualified Hill & Moorland Leader (HML) and has hiked in Nepal, China, America, as well as much of the UK. She is a nature connection facilitator and her family history is enmeshed in Dartmoor for generations. On her walks, she aims to offer an immersive experience that invites you into a deeper (re)connection with our bodies, communities, and with the land itself so that we can be happier, healthier, and inspired to care for our natural world.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 05/06/2024 – 1:00 PM, 05/06/2024
Guide: Emma Cunis
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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12/06/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Ian Johnstone. Ian started the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at school, gaining his gold Award in 1969. It was this that started his fondness for Dartmoor as his expeditions were done here. After completing gold Ian went on to become an assessor for the D of E expeditions in 1971. He started teaching in a primary school near Heathrow and moved to Devon to be near Dartmoor in 1976. It wasn’t long before he joined the Rescue Group and the DNP guides – in 1978. He is now semi-retired, enjoying some supply teaching, running his own living history business for schools and guiding. His particular interests are archaeology of all types and legends, but his walks always include flora, fauna and geology- anything to do with the moor.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 12/06/2024 – 1:00 PM, 12/06/2024
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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26/06/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Keith Lambeth. Keith has in the region of 35 years of backpacking and mountaineering experience with over 25 years active service in Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton. Keith moved to Dartmoor in 1992 and now leads and guides small groups and individuals on a variety of public and bespoke hikes and walks. Keith is a passionate explorer of the links between history, legend and landscape of the British Isles and Dartmoor in Particular.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/06/2024 – 1:00 PM, 26/06/2024
Guide: Keith Lambeth
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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08/09/2024 | Dunnabridge and the historical landscape Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Richard for a walk through history and the landscape starting at Dunnabridge. We will visit and hear the history of Dunnabridge Pound, The Judges Chair,Stone Rows and Standing Stones,Laughter Tor, Bellever Tor, and Brimpts North Tin Mine.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 08/09/2024 – 5:00 PM, 08/09/2024
Guide: Richard Ware
Start Location: Dunnabridge (SX 646 746.)
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: 07885 251606
Email: rware1@icloud.com

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09/09/2024 | 4000 years of human habitation Hound Tor and Hay Tor Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Ian for a walk at Hound Tor car park looking at a wide landscape to Hay Tor Quarries and the human habitation and industries over thousands of years. Myths and Legends included!

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 09/09/2024 – 2:30 PM, 09/09/2024
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX 739 792)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation for the Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16th 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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09/09/2024 | Belstone Bimble: a stone circle and wild swims Moderate walk

Walk overview

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 a dip at Cullever steps. Then along a grassy track to the Nine Maidens stone circle and on 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, approximately 300m of height gained and lost en route.
Dogs on leads welcome. Toilets and other facilities available at service station just off A30 where you turn for Belstone.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 09/09/2024 – 3:00 PM, 09/09/2024
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Belstone (SX 622937)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon 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: 07972048194
Email: suedianaperry@yahoo.co.uk

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10/09/2024 | Bowerman’s Nose and Hound Tor medieval village Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Debbie for a circular walk through fields, along quiet lanes and over open moorland.
Footpaths, rocky tors and lanes.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 10/09/2024 – 1:30 PM, 10/09/2024
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Manaton Church (SX 749 813)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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10/09/2024 | Night Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Mike Jeffery as the sun sets for a night walk in the Cox Tor area

Details

Duration: 8:00 PM, 10/09/2024 – 10:30 PM, 10/09/2024
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX 530 751)
Cost: Adults – £5 for 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: 01647 440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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