2018 Walk list (Moderate)

29/05/2021 | Princetown Circuit – along Devonport Leat Moderate walk

Walk overview

There are currently a few places left on this walk which will be led by myself and Geri Skeens, another excellent guide. A pleasant walk taking in some historic features but with splendid views. From Princetown main car park we will set out along the old railway track. Once we reach the Head of the River Meavey we will leave the track to follow the river valley across the road and on to Hart Tor. Stone circles and rows will be our next port of call before crossing the now swelling Meavey to ascend Black Tor and find the logan (rocking) stone. Back down to cross the Meavey again via the aqueduct we will ascend the water course to level out and enjoy a flattish stroll along the Devonport Leat. We will make a short detour to visit Crazy Well Pool, not to be missed! Then back to the Leat to Older Bridge and up to Peat Cot where we will follow a path back to Princetown (not along the main bridleway!).

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/05/2021 – 3:00 PM, 29/05/2021
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX589734)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations encouraged to Devon Air Ambulance & 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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11/06/2021 | Navigating on Open Moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading and can at least half-remember how to take a compass bearing. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often seem like rather featureless terrain.

We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles on open moorland, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group. We will revise the basics of map reading and compass use and practise these repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.

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: 9:30 AM, 11/06/2021 – 4:30 PM, 11/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
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: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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17/07/2021 | Navigating on Open Moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading and can at least half-remember how to take a compass bearing. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often seem like rather featureless terrain.

We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles on open moorland, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group. We will revise the basics of map reading and compass use and practise these repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.

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: 9:30 AM, 17/07/2021 – 4:30 PM, 17/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
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: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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28/08/2021 | Military Manoeuvres – on Okehampton Battle Camp Training Area Ranges Moderate walk

Walk overview

Walking tour of Training Area describing how it was and is used by the military.
Tracks and uneven, tussock grass
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
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance, SX586932. Approach through Okehampton centre and follow signs up Station Road/Camp Road to EX20 1QP.
Dogs welcome but on leads near sheep.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 28/08/2021 – 4:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932.)
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – £5
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: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.com

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28/08/2021 | River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor – Wheeled accessible event Moderate walk

Walk overview

Guided walk beginning by the East Dart River and the ancient clapper bridge in Bellever Forest which then goes through the forest before heading out onto the moor near Laughter Tor. This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
We will meet for all these accessible events at 1030am for an 11am start to give time for unloading trampers etc and preparations.
Walking grade medium Walking – level 2
Mobility scooters – category 3. Gravel forest paths with some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 28/08/2021 – 3:30 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Bellever Forest (SX 657772)
Cost: Adults – unspecified donation Children (U16) – unspecified donation
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870 992305
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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29/08/2021 | Sunday morning Manaton stroll Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join local guide Mike Jeffery for a Sunday morning stroll to a medieval village through lanes and across the moors. Park in the village car park and meet Mike by the Church nearby

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2021 – 1:00 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Manaton Church (SX749812)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 01647 440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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29/08/2021 | Visit the White Tor Neolithic settlement with the National Park Archaeologist. Moderate walk

Walk overview

Meet Simon Dell and archaeologist Dr Lee Bray at Cox Tor Car Park at 10am and we will walk north to White Tor to visit and discuss the new interpretations and features of the Neolithic evidence there with Lee Bray, National Park archaeologist who recently surveyed the area. We will walk back for mid-afternoon via other historic sites on the way.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2021 – 3:30 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX 530 751)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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30/08/2021 | Accessible event for wheels – A walk through Dartmoor’s past, present and future Moderate walk

Walk overview

A guided walk from Challacombe Farm and the ruins of a mediaeval hamlet, past the remains of a tin mine to Soussons Forest. This route uses gravel
forest tracks and bumpy grassy paths. This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome
Parking at Challacombe Farm PL20 6TD
Parking in field at Challacombe Farm. Free of charge. This is off the minor road that runs between the B3212 and Widdecombe
The wheeled difficulty level is level 3 and challenging

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 30/08/2021 – 4:00 PM, 30/08/2021
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Challacombe Farm (SX 695796)
Cost: Adults – Donation Children (U16) – Donation
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: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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31/08/2021 | Belstone and Oke Tors walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Via a cairn and stone circle to the boulder-littered Belstone Tors (we need to do a bit of clambering over the boulders here), on along a ridge to Oke Tor with fine views (weather permitting) and back beside the River Taw.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 31/08/2021 – 5:00 AM, 31/08/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Belstone (SX 621938)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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31/08/2021 | Lovely Lustleigh Cleave Moderate walk

Walk overview

A varied walk up Lustleigh Cleave through ancient woodland up on to Moorland with views over to the eastern edge of Dartmoor to an Iron Age fort, returning via the river Bovey valley to Lustleigh where there is an opportunity for refreshment !
River valley is shaded and can be damp and the path can be uneven, the Moorland section is largely on tracks but ground is uneven and it is exposed at the Iron Age hill fort. About 500m on a lane before rejoining footpath towards the end. Approximately 200m of height gained and lost en route.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2021 – 1:00 PM, 31/08/2021
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Lustleigh Church (SX 786813)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 07972048194
Email: suedianaperry@yahoo.co.uk

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