08/05/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

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 Sue Perry. Sue has always been attracted to the great outdoors and is a part time English teacher. Some years ago, as part of the military, she took part in expeditions to Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and Popocatepetl, Mexico; but more recently she has spent time on Dartmoor with DofE and Ten Tors through schools. Since she moved to Devon in 2016 she has rambled all over Dartmoor and has taken the opportunity to renew her outdoor leadership qualifications by completing her HML. A perfect day on the moor for Sue would probably involve a Bronze Age site and a dip in a Moorland stream.
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.

14/05/2024 | Tuesday Morning Walks – Higher Cherrybrook Moderate walk

An 2 hour walk looking the history and the nature of the area.
Visiting Lich Way and Powder Mills
Please book the day before. Well behave dogs allowed
Meeting Higher Cherrybrook Car park near . . . Postbridge

15/05/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

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.

17/05/2024 | Navigation workshop Moderate walk

A day of practical navigation for all abilities in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no set syllabus, we merely see what your skills are and build on them. Because the emphasis is on navigation the total . . . distance of the walking will not be huge, typically 5-6 miles, the terrain will often be quite varied though. An OS OL 28 1:25,000 scale laminated map and a Silva type 4 compass should be brought along if owned.

18/05/2024 | Fur Tor via River Dart Strenuous walk

Meeting Point: Postbridge visitor centre car park
Duration: 11-12 miles 6 hours
Route: Broad Down, East Dart Falls, Sandy Hole Pass, Cowflop Bottom, Cut Hill and Fur Tor.

21/05/2024 | Tuesday Morning Walks – Burrator Dam Quarry Moderate walk

An 2 hour walk looking the history and the nature of the area.
Visiting Yennadon Down and old railway line
Please book the day before. Well behave dogs allowed

22/05/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

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 Phil Watson. Phil’s mountain experience began, as did so many others, with the Duke of Edinburgh award schemes. A few years ago he underwent his Mountain Leader training, becoming qualified in 2013 and since then he has led many walks and expeditions in the UK, with friends, family and young people groups. He has trained Ten Tors teams for the past 10 years. Phil now likes to walk as much as possible in the Lake District and on Dartmoor, with the occasional sortie to Snowdonia, Scotland or the Brecon Beacons, and delights in introducing people to the great outdoors.
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.

23/05/2024 | Dartmoor Moon Walk Moderate walk

This walk will give you chance to walk in the dark on Dartmoor. We hopefully will be walking in the moonlight, so bring a torch. We will learn about some of the many legends and we should see the sun . . . set and moon rise if we get a clear evening. Bring a drink and a snack and wear warm clothes. Dogs are not permitted on this walk.
Cost is £7.50 per person, under 16 £5 per person and you must book and pay in advance, limited spaces. This walks will book up fast so be quick. You can pay by Paypal, Cheque or Bacs.

24/05/2024 | Twilight bluebell & ecology walk Moderate walk

This twilight walk will meet at Saddle Tor car park at 6pm and led by our expert ecologist, Sue Goodfellow, will venture down through Emsworthy Mire to see the bluebells in the glory of golden hour . . . before heading back to the car park for 9pm. We might hear snipe drumming and it will be a delight to be out on Dartmoor at this time of day. (Participants must bring a torch as a precaution). It will cost £15 per person (under 16’s free). Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.