25/05/2024 | Spring Family Walk Easy walk

Walk overview

Join us this half term for a fantastic family Spring walk on Dartmoor! This family friendly walk will start at Hound Tor at 10am and will head down to the medieval village, via Great Tor (great for a bit of scrambling fun for kids) across Holwell Lawn through bluebell scented air before looping back to the car park. The bluebells on Dartmoor come out at different times each year so we hope to see them but if they’re been and gone, there will still be a treasure trove of flora and fauna to spot.

It will last 3 hours and is suitable for all ages. Dartmoor themed spring activity sheets will be available at no extra cost for children who would like them. It will cost £20 for a family (2 adults + 2 children) or £12.50 for one adult. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/05/2024 – 1:00 PM, 25/05/2024
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Hound Tor
Cost: Adults – £12.50 / adult or £20 / family (2 adults + 2 kids) Children (U16) – £0
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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28/05/2024 | Tuesday Morning walks – Hound Tor -Bluebells Easy walk

Walk overview

An 2 hour walk looking the history and the nature of the area., looking at wild flowers including bluebells.
Please book the day before. Dog welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/05/2024 – 12:00 PM, 28/05/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Hound Tor
Cost: Adults – £7.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: 

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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):
http://phils-notes.blogspot.com/?m=1

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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20/07/2024 | Across North Dartmoor via Fur Tor (Linear walk) Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Meeting Point: Fernworthy Reservoir, parking area at far end of reservoir. Taking some cars to Lydford High Down to start the walk.
Duration: 12 miles 6- 7 hours
Route: Lydford High Down, Hare Tor, Rattlebrook, Watern Oke, Fur Tor, Cut Hill, East Dart River, River Teign and Fernworthy. For Dartmoor 365 fans, we shall be visiting squares, G4, G5,

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 20/07/2024 – 4:00 PM, 20/07/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir
Cost: Adults – £12.50 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@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 | Fingle Bridge and Whiddon Deer Park – an accessible walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

This accessible walk starts and finishes at Fingle Bridge Inn. It follows the River Teign upstream looking at industry as well as trees, lichens and mosses and the historical Deer Park. It is a Level 3 walk for those using mobility scooters, although it is mostly flat is has one hill and the gravel path is rough in places. Able bodied walkers also welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 09/09/2024 – 3:30 PM, 09/09/2024
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX743899)
Cost: Adults – Free but a donation to Devon Air Ambulance is welcome Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

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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