2018 Walk list (Up to 24 hours)

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.


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 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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