Newsletter list

29/05/2019 | Railways and Quarries

Meeting at Merrivale bridge, just pass the Dartmoor Inn for a 8 mile walk visiting Longash, Hucken Tor, Ingra Tor, Swell Tor, Kings Tor and stone rows.

Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


02/06/2019 | Exploring the Dart Valley

Starting from Combestone Tor and following the Dart Valley, can be steep and rough under foot in places. Taking some cars to New Bridge and walking up river. This is 9 mile walk.

Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


02/06/2019 | Gidleigh, Buttern, Scorhill & Kestor

Startting in the picturesque village of Gidleigh, we walk northward on paths and lanes alongside the Moortown Brook, and climb onto the moor at Buttern. An ancient track takes us past the farm and medieval enclosures to some Bronze Age hut circles and a small stone circle. Southwards across the open moor brings us to the rather more impressive Scorhill stone circle. We cross a couple of delightful clapper bridges and walk up to some stone rows and across to Kestor which has spectacular views. Then we drop down past some very impressive hut circles and into woodland. Crossing the Teign once again, we climb the other valley side and drop down back to the village.

Meet either at Ashburton Peartree at 11 am to car share to walk start point or at 11.50 near the village hall in Gidleigh.


17/06/2019 | Bellever Moon Walk

Explore Bellever, learn about Dartmoor legends. Walk Dartmoor in the dark, bring a torch. Free walk but donations to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. You must book. Dogs on leads.


22/06/2019 | Following the River Teign

Meeting at Chagford Bridge, taking some cars to Fernworthy. Walking via Sittaford Tor, Teign Head, North Teign Falls, North Park, Leign Bridge and Chagford Bridge..

Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


23/06/2019 | Following the River Teign

Meeting at Steps Bridge, taking some cars to Chagford Bridge. Route via Dogmarsh Bridge, Fingle Bridge, Cliffford Bridge and Steps Bridge. Following the river on this 10 mile walk.
Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


06/07/2019 | Waterfalls and stone circles

Mustard Seed Walks will set out from Postbridge to find the waterfall on the East Dart River. We will then go wild towards Sittaford Tor, finding three stone circles. The walk back to Postbridge will take us over Hartland Tor.


12/07/2019 | Short & Slow walk – Bel Tor Corner walk – take #2!

Mustard Seed Walks Slow & Short walk will try again to complete this delightful walk from Bel Tor Corner car park over Sharp Tor, Yar Tor and Cornwood Down, with the wealth of historic points of interest on the way. Our last attempt was in storm force winds and increasing rain. Let’s hope for calm and sunshine so we can enjoy a leisurely slow walk.


14/07/2019 | Exploring Bodmin Moor

Meeting on Blisland Village Green, Bodmin Moor (SX 100 732). Route via De Lank Quarries, St Breward for lunch (In pub or packed lunch in the churchyard), Lady Down, Delford Bridge, Jubilee rock and the Beacon. About 9 miles.
Please book by 6pm the day before. We need 6 booked walkers for the walk to take place.


30/07/2019 | Bellever Letterbox Walk

Explore Bellever, learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes and visit a number of this walk. Bring some notepaper to take copies of the stamps. Free walk but donations to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. You must book.


03/08/2019 | Ducks Pool Letterbox and Fox Tor

(NOTE: this walk was moved from 2nd February)
Our Mustard Seed Walks often pop into the Fox Tor cafe in Princetown for a cuppa, and we may well do this time, but we will head into the wilds of the South Moors to find the real Tor, also visiting the Ducks Pool letterbox. This walk will take us from Peat Cot past Nuns Cross Farm and Plym Ford up Gnats Hill and over some possibly tough and wet terrain.


03/08/2019 | Hamel Down Stroll

Mustard Seed Walks are going on a stroll along Hamel Down. From Widecombe-on-the-Moor we will ascend onto the Hamel Down ridge. We look forward to fine weather and superb views! Thanks to the very excellent John Lowe who took me for a most interesting walk here, we will contemplate the sacrifice paid by our heroic airman, many of who lost their life on this Down during the Second World War. We will return to Widecombe via road and lanes before maybe enjoying a cuppa in The Cafe on the Green.


21/08/2019 | Bellever Letterbox Walk

Explore Bellever, learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes and visit a number of this walk. Bring some notepaper to take copies of the stamps. Free walk but donations to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. You must book.


24/08/2019 | Introduction to Map-reading & Navigation

The aim is to provide an introduction to the basic skills of map-reading and using a compass to aid navigation. We won’t be walking a long distance but will learn some of the techniques suitable for exploring the moor in safety. Distance is about 5 miles over moderate terrain.


24/08/2019 | Okehampton Battle Camp Visit

During the morning we will visit the Okehampton Battle Camp museum and look at artefacts of the military use of the Dartmoor during the First World War. Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant of the Dartmoor Training Area, and the present Commandant , Lt Col Crispin d’Apice, will give an explanation with illustrations of how troops trained and lived before deploying to the trenches.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry. NO exception. NO walk!
You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.


24/08/2019 | To the top of Hen Tor

Through Trowlesworthy warren, and Willings Walls warren to Hen Tor from the top of which we can see for miles ! Car parking at Blackaton Cross is free. The walk is moderate and covers a distance of about 5 miles. Booking is required.


24/08/2019 | Walking the Okehampton Ranges

Join Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant on a walk around the Dartmoor Military Training Area to see some of the features of the area including the target rail track and other historical features associated with the First World War and other conflicts, and hear how they were used by the soldiers. The walk covers a distance of 8 miles over tracks and uneven ground.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.


24/08/2019 | The Boys

Informative 2 mile walk by way of uneven, uphill grass tracks to WW2 RAF Bomber crash site on Hameldown. Full details of the archaeological investigative research will be shared during the walk.

Parking by prior arrangement with walk leader. Although we expect to be back by dark it might be a good idea if you could take a torch with you for safely if it is getting dim at the end of the walk.

Booking is required.


24/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for mobility scooters Drakes Trail, Yelverton towards Tavistock

A walk along a section of Drakes trail, which is part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 27.
Taking in the iconic features of RAF Harrowbeer, Gem Bridge & Brunel’s Grenofen tunnel, with distant views towards the Moor.
Mainly a good tarmac surface with a short on road (quiet) section & there are some gentle inclines.

Booking is required for this activity, which is rated as level 1 difficulty for walkers and disabled ramblers.


25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Black Tor Falls

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Archaeologist on a two hour gentle stroll over a distance of three easy miles around the Black Tor Falls archaeological complex looking at the Tin working features of the landscape going back hundreds of years.

Booking is required for this walk.

Please park in the lower of the two Sharpitor Car Parks, the one with the grass verge beside the road and bus stop..


25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Merrivale

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Achaeologist, on a two hour gentle stroll over 2 miles around the Merrivale archaeological complex looking at the Bronze Age features of the landscape along with those which came before and what came after in this complex site of man’s habitation of this area through thousands of years.

Booking is required for this walk.


25/08/2019 | Visit a hidden valley

Cross the River Plym and continue to the hidden falls at Shavercombe for lunch – return over the river below Ditsworthy Warren House – maybe a little damp – easy going terrain and a distance of 5 miles..

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available free of charge but is potentially limited.


25/08/2019 | Wild Dartmoor Antiquities

On this walk of 7 miles we will penetrate remote Dartmoor far from civilization, where we will visit some wonderful, and rarely-viewed pre-historic sacred ritual sites. There will be some boggy and uneven ground as we skirt ridges and valleys of the north moor.

Booking is required for this walk.

There is roadside parking available below Shilstone Tor, west of Throwleigh


25/08/2019 | Barrows, Pools & Rings

The plan for this walk is to visit some of the interesting features on and around Brent Moor and the Quickbeam Hill area of Dartmoor. This 11 mile walk will be broadly circular, starting and finishing at the Shipley Bridge car parking area. There are many sites and aspects of interest on this walk ranging from extensive tinner’s pits to Bronze Age features. There are burial chambers, industrial excavations and Bronze Age enclosures too.

Booking is required for this walk.

Take some change with you for the car park honesty box fee.


25/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters. Around East Dartmoor Nature Reserve

This guided walk of just under 6 miles will look at the varying habitats of Yarner Wood and the Bovey Valley and the human history of the area. It will be on gravel tracks with some gradients, and small amounts of heathland paths.

For disabled ramblers this walk has been categorised as difficulty level 2, although there are some sections which are considered level 3.

Booking is required for this activity.


26/08/2019 | A Walk on the Wild Side

A bit of a wilderness walk over Black Dunghill, White Barrow and out to Lynch Tor. Some wild walking will take us to Cowsic Head, Beardown Man Standing Stone, Lydford Tor then back to Holming Beam. This will cover a distance of 8 miles and include some tough walking over Mat Grass and some boggy land. Expect wet feet!

Parking at Holming Beam is free. Booking is required for this activity.


26/08/2019 | Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement

Easy stroll of less than 1 mile to study the remains of the six houses that made up this early medieval hamlet, built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.

Booking is required for this walk.

Park at the crossroads 300m south-west of Dockwell.


26/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters – Fernworthy Reservoir & Forest

A walk of approximately 6.5 miles alongside part of this pretty reservoir home to birds such as Heron, Snipe & Grebe, then through Fernworthy Forest. We can find a Bronze Age stone circle, burial cairns & stone rows within the forest which is mostly coniferous. It’s peaceful and tranquil and has occasional views of moorland. There are ponies, cattle and sheep at various times and you might just spot a deer. Paths are a mixture of wide forestry roads and narrow, bumpy and muddy tracks.

Booking is required for this activity.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.

For the disabled rambler this activity is considered Category 3 difficulty – rough tracks with some steep sections. For walkers it is considered to be of moderate difficulty.


26/08/2019 | Mary – Michael Pilgrimage Walk Day One

This is a gentle pilgrimage stroll on Day One of the Mary – Michael Way from Brentor Church through Lydford and ending at Sourton Church. Total distance, 8 miles. From Brentor to Lydford – 5 miles. The walk is being led by a qualified Dartmoor guide from Moorland Guides. We will have a lunch stop at Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Cream Teas will be provided at Sourton Village Hall, with supper for Pilgrims who want to stay overnight. Accommodation with a meal and breakfast in the morning will be provided. We will meet on Day one at 10am at Sourton in the Village Hall Car park then relocate to Brentor Church Car Park to start the walk. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience quiet reflection and contemplation along this stroll with far reaching views and calling in at significant points of interest along our route. Full details available from Rev Adrian by email. Bring a camp bed etc. for staying overnight or arrange your own lift home and return in the morning for day two.


27/08/2019 | An evening with the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team

Join the Team in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly, and the distance to cover will be only around 1 mile, but you will need a torch! No dogs please.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is freely available at Pork Hill.


27/08/2019 | Avon Dam and Beyond

Join Shona as she shares her love for the moor on this circular all-day walk of about 10 miles to Avon Dam and beyond. The walk can be directed towards Huntingdon Warren or the magical Pile’s Copse, depending on the preference of the group. The walk takes in the beautiful Avon valley from Shipley Bridge to Avon Dam and continues up the Avon towards Huntingdon Warren. We will then loop around to meet the Two Moors Way and follow the Puffing Billy track past Left Lake to Three Barrows. From here we will cross the pretty Bala Brook and head to Black Tor before returning to Shipley Bridge. The terrain is a mix of good tracks and rough uneven moorland, with the potential for a steep ascent and descent if the group would like. Some areas may be boggy.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available at Shipley Bridge where there is an option to donate to DNP.


27/08/2019 | Tour of Hound Tor Medieval Village

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the houses and barns that form this 13th century village.
It will also include Hound Tor and the legend of Bowerman’s Nose.

This walk of about 1 mile is over comparatively easy ground but does involve the ascent of the tor.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available below Hound Tor.


27/08/2019 | A Tour of Meldon Quarry

A moderate walk of just under 4 miles to visit the Meldon Quarries. The terrain is comparatively flat but with uneven surfaces. Sturdy footwear will be required.

Parking is available at the Meldon Dam site on a pay and display basis.

Bookig is required for this walk.


27/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters along the Rattlebrook Railway.

This guided walk of just over 6 miles will take us up onto the open Moor above the River Lyd following the track bed of the old railway around Great Links Tor to the Rattlebrook Peat Works, as we explore the area’s industrial archaeology. The stony track is uneven and can be wet in places.

Booking is required for this activity.

For the disabled rambler this activity is considered as difficulty Category 3, with occasional Category 2 sections. For the walker it is considered an easy walk with some moderate sections.


27/08/2019 | Mary – Michael Pilgrimage Walk Day Two

This is a gentle pilgrimage stroll on Day Two of the Mary – Michael Way from Sourton Church on the West side of Dartmoor, through Meldon and on to Belstone Church and village for about 5pm. The walk is being led by a qualified Dartmoor guide from Moorland Guides. We will start Day Two at 10am at Sourton in the Village Hall Car park to walk to Belstone by about 5pm then we will be brought back to our cars at Sourton. We will have a lunch stop at Fitz’s Well near Okehampton Battle Camp for a picnic lunch. There will again be plenty of opportunity to experience quiet reflection and contemplation along this stroll with far reaching views and calling in at significant points of interest along our route. Full details available from Rev Adrian by email.

The distance to Fitz’s Well is 5 miles, the complete walk to Belstone is 8 miles.


28/08/2019 | Night walk

Join Mike for a walk of about 5 miles around Sharpitor to see and hear Dartmoor at night. Walkers should bring a head torch or hand torch and some liquid refreshment. Sturdy footwear is also recommended. Parking at the Sharpitor Car Park is free.

Booking is required for this activity.


28/08/2019 | Snowdon and beyond!

After a gentle stroll to Avon Dam we will continue up the Pupers Hill and beyond to Snowdon (not in Wales!). Continuing to the high point of Ryder’s Hill we will head south to Huntingdon Warren. Dropping down to cross the River Avon at the Clapper Bridge we will climb to Western White Barrow before returning via Eastern White Barrow and Brent Moor. We will be walking some rough moorland, possibly wet underfoot.

There is a £1 honesty box for parking at Shipley Bridge

Booking is required for this walk of 10 miles.


28/08/2019 | The Myths and Legends of Dartmoor

How do you break the curse of the pixies?! Hear the spooky stories of this wild landscape. Suitable for families but only come if you dare!
This easy walk of three miles takes in some lanes, open moor and fields, The going can get wet in places.

Parking at Hound Tor is free. At peak times there’s an ice cream van.

Booking is required for this walk.


28/08/2019 | Hydro Turbine guided walk

Join this guided tour for a walk down to the Hydro Turbine where guides will tell you about its history, restoration and how it works. (The Hydro Turbine isn’t normally open to look inside). The walk down and back from the Hydro Turbine is 3 miles, strenuous in places and does include step sections.

Parking at Castle Drogo is free for National Trust members. Non members pay £2.00 for 2 hours or £4.00 all day.

Dogs are welcome on leads. However they are not permitted in the Turbine House but can be tied up outside.

Booking is required for this activity


28/08/2019 | Hydro Turbine guided walk

Join this guided tour for a walk down to the Hydro Turbine where guides will tell you about its history, restoration and how it works. (The Hydro Turbine isn’t normally open to look inside). The 3 mile walk down and back from the Hydro Turbine is strenuous and does include step sections.

Parking at Castle Drogo. -National Trust members free. Non members can pay £2 for 2 hours or £4 for all day.

Dogs on leads are welcome. However, they can’t go into the Turbine House but they can be tied up outside.

Booking is required for this activity


29/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters around Bellever Forest.

A beautiful walk of about 8 miles from Postbridge through Bellever Forest to the river and the picturesque stone clapper bridge at Bellever via bronze age huts. While the main Forestry roads are wide and gravelled, some of the route is rough, boggy, grassy, muddy and rocky. There are some great viewpoints.

Booking is required for this activity.

For the disabled rambler this walk is considered mostly Category 2, but with occasional sections that are Category 3.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.


29/08/2019 | The long range history of Dartmoor

We all know what Dartmoor stone looks like. But what actually is it, why is it where it is, what has happened since the rock formed, and what evidence can be used to tell the story? Join us for a couple of hours’ gentle stroll around Burrator to have a look at a few of the pieces of evidence. Mostly we’ll be on even ground but we’ll probably pop up a tor or two.

Booking is required for this activity.

We’re going to be scrambling around rocks, so please wear sturdy footwear. At least one of the places we’ll be visiting is a SSSI, so please leave your geology hammers at home! If you’ve got hand lens / magnifying glass, they may prove useful!

Total distance no more than 3 miles.


29/08/2019 | Evening walk from Cox Tor with Tavistock Ramblers

This walk of about three and a half miles takes us to Grimstone & Sortridge leat, Heckwood Tor, Pew Tor, Feather Tor & Windy Post. The walk is largely over moorland open pathways.

Booking is required for this walk.


29/08/2019 | Traverse Fox Tor Mire & visit Childe’s Tomb

Follow the guide across the treacherous mire & on to Fox Tor & Childe’s Tomb. Terrain is boggy in places otherwise firm going. This walk will be about 3 miles.

Booking is required for this walk.


29/08/2019 | Holne Moor – land management and commoning.

Join Orlando Rutter, the Senior Education and Outreach Officer for the National Park for a 3 mile stroll on Holne Moor – one of the few areas of Dartmoor owned by the National Park Authority in which we will explore land management, commons and commoning and some of the challenges and opportunities.

A circular walk with moderate gradients, some steeper descents, in places may be wet underfoot – stout footwear essential.

Booking is required for this walk.


29/08/2019 | Walk & Wild Swim

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. For safety reasons this event is limited to those aged 16 and over. Total distance will be just under 6 miles.

Booking is required for this activity.


30/08/2019 | Walk with a Dartmoor Ranger

A chance to explore the area around Kennon Hill, Buttern, Watern & Wild Tors, taking in both well- known sites including Scorhill and Raybarrow Pool, and some perhaps lesser known parts of the Moor. Come and see some of the work experienced by the Dartmoor Ranger Service. Distance 7 miles. 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. The exact route for the day will depend on the weather and visibility etc so come with an open mind and lots of questions for Ian !

Booking is required for this walk.


30/08/2019 | A Pile of Barrows

From Shipley Bridge a short road walk will take up to Diamond Lane which will take us up onto the Moors to Ball Gate. On this ‘Jobbers Path’ we can take a look at what is thought to be a Neolithic Burial Chamber (Long Barrow). A gentle stroll though a delightful shallow valley will lead to a reve that we follow up to Three Barrows. A visit to Petres Pits and Uncle Ab’s house will then lead to Bala Brook river valley. A climb up the other side will lead us past the Avon Filtration Station and back to the car park. Some rough moorland and possibly wet ground will be encountered on this walk of almost 6 miles.
Take some change with you for the car park charge.


30/08/2019 | Children’s discovery trail at Haytor

A guided walk/trail of approximately two and a half miles around the quarries and tramway at Haytor to include nature studies, industrial archaeology features, prehistoric sites and geology.

Booking is required for this activity.
Take some change with you for the car park charge.


30/08/2019 | Ryder’s Hill Relaxed Circular Walk

Join Shona for a beautiful, relaxed and interesting all-day walk from Combestone Tor, taking in Nakers Hill, Green Hill, Red Lake China Clay Works, Huntingdon Warren (including the new clapper bridge),
Pupers Hill, Snowdon Cairns and Ryder’s Hill. Much of this walk of 11 miles is over uneven terrain and includes boggy areas, mine workings and areas of clitter as well as some tracks. A good level of
fitness, and confidence walking on open moor, is required for this gem of a walk.

There is limited parking available at Combestone Tor, so car sharing is advised if possible.

Booking is required for this walk.


30/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility scooters. ’Military Ring Road’ Okehampton Range.

A circular ramble of about 7 miles following the ‘Okehampton Military Ring Road’ into the heart of Dartmoor. There is one ford to cross so scooters need to be capable of driving through water. This road is part tarmac, part gravel some of it rocky and bumpy. This is an area used extensively by the military for training and there are several visual examples of this to be discovered. Some superb views across Dartmoor, from the highest part of the Moor.

For disabled ramblers, this walk has been appraised as category 3, requiring a tramper or equivalent.

Booking is required for this walk.


31/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters alongside the River Avon.

This guided walk of just under 5 miles will follow the River Avon upstream to the dam with beautiful views of the river and surrounding landscape and plenty of history to explore en route. A good quality tarmac surface all the way. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the end!

Booking is required for this activity.

This activity is rated as Category 1 – smooth tarmac and a gentle incline. For the able bodied the walk is classified as Easy.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.


31/08/2019 | A walk to visit the famous pre-historic settlement of Grimspound

This walk of 4 miles will take us over Shapley Tor on the north end of Hameldown before dropping down to study this wonderful site. A few paths but mostly over heather moorland. Parking is available at the roadside on the B3212, about 4 miles outside Moretonhampstead on an S bend and after a cattle grid.

Booking is required for this walk


31/08/2019 | Tavistock Ramblers Interpretation of the Mary Michael Pilgrimage Route – Part 1: Lydford to Belstone

Join Paul Brookes from Tavistock Ramblers for an all day 12.5 mile linear walk from Lydford to Belstone via Gt Links Tor, Vellake Corner, Meldon Reservoir, Rowtor, Cullever Steps.
Tracks, open moorland, ascents and descents, some uneven ground. The Chapel Tea Rooms in Belstone will be open for walkers to avail themselves of a well deserved cup of tea and a piece of cake at the end of their walk. It will be necessary to take car(s) to Belstone Car Park (SX621938) in order to return walkers to Lydford. Parking at both car parks is free of charge.

Booking is required for this walk.


31/08/2019 | Tavy Cleave walk.

A walk of about 4 miles on tracks and open moorland to explore an old chapel, the Lych Way, an abandoned farm now used by the Army, one of Dartmoor’s largest Bronze Age settlements, Tavy Cleave, and lots of stories.

Booking is required for this walk.


01/09/2019 | Accessible Walk for Mobility Scooters. Teign Gorge River Ramble

This guided walk of 5 miles will take us along a level, well-surfaced path beside the rushing River Teign from Fingle to Clifford Bridge in the stunning wooded gorge below Castle Drogo. We’ll hope for views of heron, kingfisher and dippers – our only diving and swimming songbird. There will be an optional diversion to Upperton Weir.

Booking is required for this activity.

This activity is considered a Category 1 ramble over gravel path and gentle inclines.

Parking beside the road leading down to the Fingle Bridge Inn.


01/09/2019 | Okehampton Battle Camp Visit

During the morning we will visit the Okehampton Battle Camp museum and look at artefacts of the military use of the Dartmoor during the First World War. Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant of the Dartmoor Training Area, and the present Commandant , Lt Col Crispin d’Apice, will give an explanation with illustrations of how troops trained and lived before deploying to the trenches.

Booking is required for this activity as group size is limited.

Parking is available at Okehampton Battle Camp Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry. NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.


01/09/2019 | Walking the Okehampton Ranges

Join Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant on a walk of about 8 miles around the Dartmoor Military Training Area to see some of the features of the area including the target rail track and other historical features associated with the First World War and other conflicts, and hear how they were used by the soldiers.

Booking is required for this walk as group size is limited.

Parking is available at the camp. Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry. NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.


01/09/2019 | A Sunday Bimble

This walk of about 7.5 miles over tracks and open moorland will take us to Row Tor, West Mill Tor, Yes Tor, High Willhays, Dinger Tor and East Mill Tor.

Booking is required for this walk.

Donation will be shared equally between Devon Air Ambulance and Pilgrim Bandits.


01/09/2019 | Tavistock Ramblers Interpretation of the Mary Michael Pilgrimage Route – Part 2: Belstone to Chagford

Join Paul Brookes from Tavistock Ramblers for a linear walk of between 12 and 14 miles (depending on preferences on the day) from Belstone to Chagford via belstone Cleave, Cosdon stone rows, Throwleigh, Gidleigh (extension to Scorhill Circle and Kestor), Murchington, R.Teign. The walk is over racks, open moorland, green lanes, quiet lanes, one stream crossing, ascents and descents, some uneven ground.

It will be necessary to leave some cars at Belstone (free parking) and relocate others to Chagford (See Pay & Display board on arrival – parking is charged differently on a Sunday).

Booking is required for this walk.


20/10/2019 | Ivybridge and Moor

Exploring the River Erme visiting, Longtimber Woods, Tristis Rock, New Waste, Hanger Down and Henlake Down.
Roadside parking Ivybridge railway viaduct SX 635 569