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14/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of five to eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.


15/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of five to eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.


16/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of up to eight miles, learning and practising as we go. There will be a maximum of 4 trainees and we will keep 2 metres apart owing to the pandemic.
Please be aware that all walks on Dartmoor with Moorland Guides must be subject to possible changes or even cancellations due to the pandemic so it is important to keep in touch with the guide as to the status of this event nearer the date.


22/08/2020 | River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A 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. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. The gravel forest paths have some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


22/08/2020 | Dartmoor Myths and Legends

A gentle walk to the sites of some of the famous Dartmoor legends. See where Kitty Jay was laid to rest, feel the heartbeat in the giant granite man of Bowerman, perhaps even encounter a pixy or two … but don’t get ‘pixy-led’. One or two hills but generally easy terrain with granite outcrops.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – In Camp

Okehampton Battle Camp. Visit includes talk by Lt Col d’Apice, on-road tour of Camp and visit to museum. Meet at Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises. For those taking part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch.


22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – on Training Area

Walking tour of Training Area over tracks and uneven, tussock grass, describing how it was and is used by the military.
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


22/08/2020 | Nature fights back, Hawns & Dendles Waste

This walk is being guided by Tim Ferry and needs to be restricted to 10 participants. It is aimed at people with an interest in rewilding. We will pass through ancient woodland, naturally regenerating woodland and scrub, lightly-grazed private moorland and more heavily-grazed common land and discuss the issues they present. Some rough underfoot conditions and steep slopes. Parking is on private land with permission.


22/08/2020 | Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Cist

A circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia. The ground is uneven and boggy in places with patches of tussocky grass and a couple of narrow streams to cross. This is a challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the prehistoric monuments we encounter en route and hopefully some stunning views across the north Moor.

Route is Batworthy, Sittaford Tor, Quintin’s Man, Whitehorse Hill, Hangingstone Hill, Gartaven ford, Scorhill.


22/08/2020 | Fur Tor Trek

Join Shona for an arduous day trek to Fur Tor, one of the most remote areas of the moor. En route we will take in Beardown Tors, Lydford Tor, Devil Tor, Beardown Man standing stone and returning via Tavy Head and Conies Down. Uneven and boggy terrain will be encountered.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.


23/08/2020 | An Accessible Walk on the Wray Trail

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A gentle guided walk along part of the Wray Trail looking at the natural world of rivers and woodland and the human world of a railway and nature conservation. The trail is a mix of tarmac and hard gravel. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 1.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


23/08/2020 | Dartmoor Sunday Bimble

A walk along tracks and open moorland visiting Sand Pits, Row Tor, West Mill Tor and Yes Tor, High Willhays, Dinger and East Mill Tors. Our route will involve several ascents and descents and is not for the fainthearted as we explore much of the higher ground of northern Dartmoor and hopefully be rewarded with wonderful views.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


23/08/2020 | Visit the White Tor Neolithic Settlement with the National Park Archaeologist PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POPULAR EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POPULAR EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED Meet 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 sights on the way.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


24/08/2020 | Ten Tors Ramble PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Commencing at Four Winds Car Park, we will walk an anti-clockwise circular route visiting the following 10 Tors: Hollow, Rundlestone, Little Mis, Great Mis, Lynch, White, Cox, Roos Tor, Great Staple and Mid Staple. This is a fairly tough walk and expect to cover ground that is rocky, boggy and steep in places, plus a river crossing or two thrown in for good measure!

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


24/08/2020 | A walk through Dartmoor’s past, present and future

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
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 rough, bumpy, grassy paths. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. (Parking in field at Challacombe Farm. Free of charge. This is off the minor road that runs between the B3212 and Widdecombe.)

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


24/08/2020 | A perambulation of Fox Tor Mire

This walk will take in views of the notorious Fox Tor Mire, as portrayed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound Of the Baskervilles as Great Grimpen Mire. We will also visit Childe’s Tomb where the famous legend took place. The terrain will be testing at times and wet under foot.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

We will meet in the big quarry car park marked P on the map where the track to Nun’s Cross Farm starts west of Whiteworks.


24/08/2020 | Study of Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement

Easy stroll to study the remains of the six houses that make up this early medieval hamlet built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.
Part of a trio of Medieval tours.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


25/08/2020 | Exploring Burrator Reservoir

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk exploring Burrator arboretum, the reservoir and Longstone Manor. This walk is on both tarmac and hard gravel. For mobility scooters this is a Category 1 walk. Dogs must be on a lead at all times.


25/08/2020 | Dartmoor in a Morning

Our walk will explore the richness of the Dartmoor landscape with its tors and granite, as well as the human influences of its prehistoric, medieval, early tin industry and modern occupations.

Fairly easy walking, some uphill but not too steep.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


25/08/2020 | Cranmere Pool and Moorland Safety Walk

Join me for a wonderful walk to Cranmere Pool; the site of the original Dartmoor Letter Box. We will also take in Fernworthy Forest, Teignhead Farm, Whitehorse Hill and Black Ridge peat pass en route, and the Sittaford recumbent, and Grey Whethers stone circles on our return.

During the day we will also discuss staying safe whilst enjoying the wild moor, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions. There will be areas of boggy and uneven terrain.

Please be aware of the parking and start point for this walk. It is NOT at the main car park but you must carry on right to the far end of the lane by the gate that leads up into the forest. The Grid Reference and map are both accurately showing the end of the lane for the start. We could all meet and leave some cars at the main car park for which a fee of about £4 is charged and then car share with as few cars as possible to the walk start location at the end of the lane.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.


25/08/2020 | PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED – An Evening With the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED – Join Guide Colin Ridgers and the Plymouth Section of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team on a training evening in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly but you will need a torch. This is a wonderful opportunity to see at first hand how the Dartmoor Rescue Teams are organised, deployed and managed out on the moors. Booking is essential because places on these rare evenings go so quickly!


25/08/2020 | Lovely Lustleigh Cleave

A varied walk up Lustleigh Cleave through ancient woodland, out onto open moorland with views over to the eastern edge of Dartmoor. We will visit an Iron Age hill fort and return via the river Bovey valley to Lustleigh where there is opportunity for refreshment.
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.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Parking is found by the Church in the centre of the village and the walk will start outside of the Cleave Pub nearby.


26/08/2020 | A River Plym Flirtation

Starting from Blackaton Cross car park near Cadover Bridge we will walk past the china clay pits to Great Trowelsworthy Tor with its wonderful views, then on to Plym Steps via Hen Tor. After crossing the River Plym we will ascend to Higher Hartor Tor before taking a lovely stroll down the greensward passing standing stones and menhirs to visit Dittsworthy Warren House, made famous in the film ‘War Horse’. We will then head to Legis Tor before following the river to Cadover Bridge and back to the car park. This walk will cover rocky ground, tracks, open moorland and boggy areas and have stream crossings.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Hydro Turbine guided tour EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL TRUST GUIDELINES

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED BECAUSE ALL EVENTS ON NATIONAL TRUST LAND ARE CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Join this guided walk with knowledgeable tour guides who will lead you from Fingle Bridge to the Hydro Turbine on the River Teign and tell you about its history and how it works. (The tour is over very steep and uneven ground. The timings are estimates and the tour might last longer.)

Fingle bridge will only cope with moderate width cars to go over to the car park. Some drivers with wider cars may prefer to park before you reach the bridge and walk over to the walk start meeting point on the other side of the bridge from the Pub.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Hydro Turbine guided tour CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL TRUST GUIDELINES

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED BECAUSE ALL EVENTS ON NATIONAL TRUST LAND ARE CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Join this guided walk with knowledgeable tour guides who will lead you from Fingle Bridge to the Hydro Turbine on the River Teign and tell you about its history and how it works. (The tour is over very steep and uneven ground. The timings are estimates and the tour might last longer.)

Fingle bridge will only cope with moderate width cars to go over to the car park. Some drivers with wider cars may prefer to park before you reach the bridge and walk over to the walk start meeting point on the other side of the bridge from the Pub.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Tour of Hound Tor ruined Medieval settlement

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the houses and barns that form this 13th century village.
Our walk will also include exploring Hound Tor itself.
The route is easy over open moorland via the granite strewn tor and includes a steep hill.
Part of a trio of medieval tours.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Dartmoor Belstone Blast

We will ascend to Belstone and Higher Tors with stunning views in all directions from the ridge before dropping down to the beautiful Taw valley for our return to Belstone village where well-earned refreshments are available. The total distance is about 6 kms (3.5 miles approx)

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Rings, Tors, Woods and Bridges around Bellever THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES. Join Lynda Williams from Tavistock Ramblers for a walk from Postbridge through Bellever Woods to the Kraps Ring and Lakehead ancient settlements, up to Bellever Tor with its dramatic views and on to Huccaby Ring and Tor, then Laughter Tor before returning via Bellever bridge and the iconic Postbridge clapper bridge.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


26/08/2020 | Devon Air Ambulance evening talk and presentation by ZOOM webinar

Come and join us for an evening talk by ZOOM when one of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteer speakers will be doing a presentation on the work of the Devon Air Ambulance for us to compliment the week’s activities and walks. When the zoom meeting is set up a link will be posted here for you to join us online from your home.


27/08/2020 | A Stroll to the Beacon

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 famous Ten Commandments Stones carved nearly a hundred years ago. Why and by whom? Come and find out!
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


27/08/2020 | The River Teign and Iron Age fort

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
This walk follows the Teign river before going up a steep hill to the Iron Age fort from where there are spectacular views along the valley. The path then descends and the rest of the walk is flat alongside the river. The path has a gravel surface.
For mobility scooters this walk is Category 3; it includes a 90m ascent and descent.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


27/08/2020 | Tour of Higher Uppacott – Medieval longhouse owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority

Final part of a trio of Medieval tours.
Special permission to offer two tours of this unique house with a Dartmoor National Park guide.
Maximum 20 per tour; priority will be given to those coming on the Hutholes and Hound Tor walks in the festival.
Meet at the house; the guide will show you where to park.
Uneven floors; narrow stairs.


27/08/2020 | Tour of Higher Uppacott – Medieval longhouse owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority

Final part of a trio of Medieval tours.
Special permission to offer two tours of this unique house with a Dartmoor National Park guide.
Maximum 20 per tour; priority will be given to those coming on the Hutholes and Hound Tor walks in the festival.
Meet at the house; the guide will show you where to park.
Uneven floors; narrow stairs.


27/08/2020 | Wigford Down Antiquities and Dewerstone Rock THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES. Join Rosemary Clarke of Tavistock Ramblers for a walk from Cadover Bridge across Wigford Down to view the antiquities around Dewerstone Rock with splendid 360 degree views both inland and across Plymouth. Open moor and tracks.
The start point is not the big main Cadover Bridge car park. Instead go over the bridge north towards Yelverton and past the cottage in the trees on the left; then the car park is on the left just up the hill.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


27/08/2020 | Walk & Wild Swim THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POPULAR EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Join Emma Cunis and Sue Perry to journey back in time by walking part of the old South Zeal-Hangingstone Hill peat merchants’ and tinners’ track that skirts dangerous Raybarrow Pool, visiting the Bronze Age Whitmoor stone circle with its magnificent 360 degree views, and impressive reconstructed triple stone row known as the Graveyard or Cemetery. Climbing up Cosdon Beacon for stunning views, we end our day with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Shilley Pool.
Book via https://www.dartmoorsdaughter.com/group-walks-experiences/2020/aug/walk-wild-swim-dwf

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


28/08/2020 | River Bovey and Yarner Wood

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk to explore the River Bovey and Yarner Wood which is mostly on forest tracks but does include a steep hill. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. There is a steep hill on a gravel track to go up and down.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


28/08/2020 | Princetown Evening Stroll

Come along to join Heart of Dartmoor Guided Walks leaders Ian Bishop and Steve Sharrock. We will meet in the rear car park of the Prince of Wales Pub in Princetown. We will stroll around a few tors following tracks and some open moorland taking in a bit of history and to appreciate the low levels of light pollution to be found around the locality. Bring a torch or head-torch and warm clothing even though it is August. The walk information shows meeting outside of the Visitor Centre in the square but come and meet us all in the car park at the rear of the Prince of Wales to start the stroll. Park in the main village car park which is free after 6pm.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


28/08/2020 | Childrens’ discovery trail at Haytor

A guided walk/trail around the quarries and tramway to include nature studies, industrial archaeology features, prehistoric sites and geology. Meet outside Haytor Visitor Centre.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


28/08/2020 | Walk with a Dartmoor Ranger

A chance to explore this area of Dartmoor, taking in both well-known sites as well as less familiar parts of the Moor. Come and see some of the work undertaken by the Dartmoor Ranger Service.
Uneven ground and steep in one area. Boggy in places. Some existing tracks will be used but these are uneven and can be wet and muddy.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


28/08/2020 | Haytor – behind the scenes…

Haytor Down is one of the few areas of Dartmoor that is owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority…so who owns the rest of Dartmoor? What challenges and opportunities does land ownership present? How does Dartmoor National Park Authority carry out its management activity. Join Orlando Rutter, Head of Outreach and Understanding from the Dartmoor National Park Authority to come and find out on this gentle stroll at this very popular area – an opportunity to see behind the scenes.


28/08/2020 | Ten Tors Ramble

Commencing at Four Winds Car Park, we will walk an anti-clockwise circular route visiting the following 10 Tors: Hollow, Rundlestone, Little Mis, Great Mis, Lynch, White, Cox, Roos Tor, Great Staple and Mid Staple. This is a fairly tough walk and expect to cover ground that is rocky, boggy and steep in places, plus a river crossing or two thrown in for good measure!

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


29/08/2020 | Exploring the West Ockment Valley

Route via Meldon Reservoir, Black-a-tor- Copse, Links Tor and Longstone Hill.


29/08/2020 | Ten Tors Plus from High Down EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES.
Guided by Paul Brookes from Tavistock Ramblers. Walk ten and a bit tors starting with Doe Tor, Hare Tor, across to Great Links, Arms Tor and finishing with Brat Tor. Open moorland with ups and downs, some uneven and boggy terrain plus tracks and paths.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


29/08/2020 | PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED Cosdon Hill Circuit including a wild swim

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED Join Sue Perry on a varied walk through the beautiful Belstone Cleave up on to wild moorland and Cosdon Hill via a triple stone row and stone circle, then down to the Taw valley and a swim before returning to Belstone where there is an opportunity for refreshment.
The path in the river valley is uneven in places and can be damp; the Moorland section is largely on tracks but can be boggy and is exposed on the summit of Cosdon Hill. The return track to Belstone is paved with gravel and stones. We’ll have a steep ascent to the summit of Cosdon Hill with around 300 metres of height gained and lost en route.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


29/08/2020 | The Granite Way and the Meldon Viaduct

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk along the Granite Way from Sourton, over the Meldon Viaduct to the old Meldon Station. There are great views to the high Moor. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 1. The route follows the old railway line and is tarmac or firm gravel throughout.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


29/08/2020 | Tavy Cleave Walk

A walk discovering the ancient Lichway, including a footbridge and stepping stones over the Tavy. Learn the history of a centuries old Dartmoor farm now used by the Army, walk up above Tavy Cleave to look at one of the biggest and best preserved Bronze Age villages, and hear lots of Dartmoor stories. Some uneven moorland.


29/08/2020 | Wistman’s Wood Wander

An easy morning stroll out to the wonderful Wistman’s Wood and back via the Devonport Leat and Beardown Farm. There will be some time to explore the woods and/or sit for quiet contemplation. Bring snacks, lunch and a drink. Mostly even ground; some degree of clitter and bog plus a river crossing.


30/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – In Camp

Okehampton Battle Camp. Visit includes talk by Lt Col d’Apice, on-road tour of Camp and visit to museum. Meet at Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises For those taking part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch.


30/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – on Training Area

Walking tour of Training Area over tracks and uneven, tussock grass, describing how it was and is used by the military.
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


30/08/2020 | Archaeology around Shipley Bridge and the Avon Dam

A walk through the prehistoric settlement of Rider’s Rings to the Avon Dam and return via the Zeal Tor tramway used to carry peat. We will finish by exploring the remains of the china clay works above the carpark at Shipley Bridge.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


30/08/2020 | The Nine Maidens stone circle of Belstone

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This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
This guided walk will go through the scenic village of Belstone and then up onto the moor to the Nine Maidens stone circles. Learn about the myths of the stones and admire the views to the North and West before moving on to the East Okement river, Cullever Steps and beyond. For walkers this is a moderately challenging walk. For mobility scooters it is Category 3. Gravel paths, rough grass tracks and some hills.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


30/08/2020 | Belstone and Oke Tors

Join Geri for a walk with far reaching views of the northern moors. ‘We will visit a cairn and stone circle then up 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 lovely views in good weather all the way up to the highest points in southern England. We will then return beside the River Taw.


30/08/2020 | 4,000 years of history around Leedon Tor and the quarries of Foggintor and Swelltor EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ISSUES. Walk back in time with John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers from Leeden Tor to Ingra Tor then on to Foggintor and Swelltor quarries. Return via the old railway track bed to Ingra Tor and Routrundle. A fascinating area littered with history from the past 4,000 years.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.


30/08/2020 | Ten Tors Taster Walk

Join Ten Tors Team Manager and trainer Shona Fernyhough for a challenging 12 mile walk exploring a taste of the Ten Tors challenge. We will be visiting a number of the Northern-most checkpoints in the challenge, including the start
and finish and the highest location in the South West of England. Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day.
Shona is a great advocate of the many benefits of wilderness adventure. She greatly enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and love for the moor.
For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.
Because Shona is a Ten Tors team trainer and also a member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team she asks that when booking please could you provide a brief outline of walking experience along with next of Kin details and relevant medical information (treated in strictest confidence) in order that she has covered every safety contingency possible in the planning.


12/09/2020 | Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of five to eight miles, learning and practising as we go. There will be a maximum of four trainees and we will keep 2 metres apart owing to the pandemic. Please be aware that all walks on Dartmoor with Moorland Guides must be subject to possible changes or even cancellations due to the pandemic so it is important to keep in touch with the guide as to the status of this event nearer the date.


19/09/2020 | Cut Hill, Fur Tor and Moor

A chance to visit the bleak north moor via Broad Down, Flat Tor, North West Passsage, Cut Hill, Fur Tor and River Dart. This will be a tought wet under walk. About 6 hours.


27/09/2020 | A Walk through Time from Bennett’s Cross

A gentle circular walk full of historic interest; from abandoned mines, though a medieval village to the Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound. Our pace will allow time to explore these historic sites and enjoy the scenery, with some fine views. Along paths and tracks that can be uneven and steep in places.


04/10/2020 | Fur Tor via Tavy Cleave

Exploring the middle of the north moor and visting Fur Tor. Route will be via the wonderful and tricky Tavy Cleave – a place unlikely anywhere on Dartmoor. Crossing a number of rivers including Rattlebrook and Amicombe Brook. After visting the Queen of the Moor, we shall come back via Watern Oak and Ger Tor.


27/10/2020 | Discover Letterboxing

Explore Bellever whilist you learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes. Hidden treasures, Bring some note paper to take copies of the rubber stamps. We meet in the forest car park at Postbridge, not the visitor centre or Bellever Forest car park. This event is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome.