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30/01/2022 | Fur Tor in Winter

Meeting Point: Postbridge car park by visitor centre (fee paypal)
Duration: 12 miles 6 hours
Route: Drift Lane, Broadun, East Dart Falls (I10), Cowflop Bottom (I9), Cut Hill (H9), Fur Tor (H8), Sandy Hole Pass.
A chance to visit a number of Dartmoor 365 squares.

Please book


05/02/2022 | Mustard Seed Walks – Warhorse Walk

Simon Dell, the Director of the Moorland Guides has kindly agreed to join our Mustard Seed Walk to guide us around the area made famous for the filming of ‘Warhorse’. We will start at the Gutter Tor car parking area, making the short ascent to Gutter Tor looking at the Cists and the little known Gutter tor cross. Then we will visiy the great vermin trap and the trig Point memorial to Bernie Probert. On to Ditsworthy looking at the filming areas and also a view of the area where Albert and Joey raced the Rolls Royce. Simon will then give us a look at Ditsworthy history and also the places of the film. We will walk up the grassy rise to Drizzlecombe and maybe up to Eylesbarrow Tin Mine if time permits.


05/03/2022 | Conchies Walk with Simon Dell

Simon Dell has kindly agreed to lead the Mustard Seed Walks group on this interesting and informative walk to the Conchies Road – (Conscientious Objectors) near Princetown. We will meet outside the DNPA Visitors Centre to walk to Tor Royal and on to the Conchies road to Crock of Gold. Our return route will take us via Bachelors Hall. Simon will enlighten us about WW1 history, stories of the conscientious objectors at Princetown, and the memorial to those who dug the Conchies Road.
Please note: dogs allowed but must be kept on a short lead.


01/04/2022 | Meldon Meander (10th Anniversary Moorland Guides Walk)

Meldon Car Park, around Longstone Hill over to Black-a- Tor…. West Ockment Viewing, then back down to Homerton Hill via the reservoir to the Car Park

Payment by PayPal by the evening before


01/04/2022 | Haytor Walk for the Tenth Anniversary day

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. The distance is 6km.Toilets are available at the visitors’ center car park. Dogs on leads please. Bring plenty of layers including waterproofs. Good walking boots/shoes as the weather on the moors is colder and wetter than at sea level. A packed lunch and snacks. Water and a hot drink if weather is cool. Sun protection as required. We will stop for a picnic break.
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.


02/04/2022 | Across the Mire and in to a pool (Moorland Guides 10th anniversary walk)

To mark 10th years since Moorland Guides were formed, a walk visiting Fox Tor Mire, Caters Beam (Q10), Blacklane Brook, Ducks Pool, Gnats Head and River Plym.
A chance to visit a number Dartmoor 365 squares. Please book by 6pm the evening before, if there is not enough walkers, the guide will contact you the evening before to cancel.
Starting from quarry car park near Peat Cott on the road to Whiteworks.


03/04/2022 | Spring Time at Belstone (Moorland Guides 10th anniversary walk)

Visiting Nine Maidens, Belstone Tor and Taw Marsh to learn about the history and the wildlife of the area. Please book and pay by 6pm the day before by Cheque, Paypal or Bank transfer.
Dogs on leads. Meeting in Belstone car park.


03/04/2022 | A Ten Tors Challenge for our Tenth anniversary!

Come and conquer ten of the Dartmoor tors – one for each year of Moorland Guides’ existence! The terrain will be varied and mostly easy with some steep climbs. Please bring a packed lunch and a warm flask. Waterproofs and boots required.


23/04/2022 | Waterfalls Walk

The Mustard Seed Walks will once again enjoy this delightful walk up to the waterfalls on the East Dart River. Meeting at the DNPA Visitors Centre at Postbridge, We will take the track from the centre up towards Broad Down then descend into the East Dart Valley and the small group of falls. Crossing the river here we will follow the East Dart back down the valley track eventually arriving at Hartland Tor. From here it is a short descent back to the visitor centre.
Please note, there are streams to cross which may result in wet feet – part of the charm of Dartmoor!
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a short lead please.


31/08/2022 | Belstone Morning walk

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.


31/08/2022 | Introduction to Dartmoor

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


04/09/2022 | Dartmoor Sunday Bimble

A walk over tracks and open Moorland:
We will meet at the car park called Sand Pits and also Okehampton Moor at the split in the military ring road where the barrier drops on firing days.
Walking from Sandpits to Row Tor West Mill and up to Yes Tor and High Willhays; along to Dinger then back down past East Mill to Sandpits.