2018 Walk list (Plants and flowers)

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)
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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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.)
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)
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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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)
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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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)
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)
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 | 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)
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)
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 | Twilight and evening ‘s fall Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join us for a stroll around Fernworthy and Sittaford area.
Some stories, legends and interpretation of the landscape and maybe a chance to hear a nightjar or two.
Stone circles, streams and legend in the twilight “time between times”
Bring a torch!

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 01/09/2022 – 10:30 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Keith Lambeth
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX 659 839)
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the 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: 
Email: outthereondartmoor@gmail.com

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02/09/2022 | Belstone History Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

This fascinating walk is a mixture of fields, tracks, woods and riverside walking, with views across North Devon to Exmoor (weather permitting). We will learn of Belstone’s connection to an historic battle also to a man of the cloth.
What is The Sticklepath Fault? We will find out.
Why was The Nizam of Hyderabab shopping in Belstone?
Join your guides, Bob Adamson and Mike Jeffery, for the answers and much, much more.
Finishing up by the tearooms!
Bring food and drink for a coffee break and picnic lunch by the River.
Wear suitable walking gear.
There are no toilet facilities in Belstone, nearest Toilets are at The White House Services on the A30.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 02/09/2022 – 2:00 PM, 02/09/2022
Guide: Bob Adamson
Start Location: Belstone (SX621938.)
Cost: Adults – £5 donation for the air ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s 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: 07976 739394
Email: dartmoorexperience@gmail.com

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