25/08/2018 | Myths and Legends at Hound Tor Easy walk

Walk overview

A walk to explore some Dartmoor stories. How do you escape the pixies’ spells? Who puts the flowers on Kitty Jay’s grave? Was it a storm in Widecombe in 1638 – or something more sinister? We will visit squares J17, J16 and K17 from Dartmoor 365 – if you dare to come …..! The walk covers three miles along quiet lanes, open moorland and rocky paths. Free parking at Hound Tor Car Park, where there is usually an ice cream van but no public toilets.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX739792)
Cost: Adults – £3.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01647440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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25/08/2018 | South Moorland afternoon walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Starting at Shipley Bridge (U14) we follow the Zeal Tor Tramway (T13) out onto the high moor and enjoy fantastic views of south Dartmoor. Then we drop down into the beautiful Avon valley passing medieval Huntingdon Cross (S12) and walking downstream as the river gradually widens into the reservoir (S13). The final easy stretch down the valley takes us past the ruins of Brentmoor House (T14). This walk covers a distance of 6 and a half miles. Most of the walk will be over good tracks, but with some uneven moorland and possibility of some boggy ground. Parking at Shipley Bridge is free but there are no facilities.

Details

Duration: 1:30 PM, 25/08/2018 – 5:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Inge Page
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX681628)
Cost: Adults – £8.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07914 184220
Email: Inga.page@dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk

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25/08/2018 | Okehampton Battle Camp Tour Moderate walk

Walk overview

During the walk 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 (OBE), 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. The walk will take place in squares B7,8 & 9, C8 & 9, D8&9, E8&9. Parking is available at Okehampton Battle Camp free of charge. Drive to the main gate of the camp and you will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff. It is essential that you take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence in order to gain entry. You will not be admitted without ID. Walking will be over tracks and uneven grass, covering a distance of 8 miles. Whilst the event is free, suggested donations of £5.00 per head to the Army Benevolent Fund are welcomed. Booking is required as numbers are limited.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 3:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: clark.zeal@outlook.com

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25/08/2018 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Moderate walk

Walk overview

This event is aimed at Ramblers who use disability access vehicles such as scooters, trampers etc as well as families with all-terrain push chairs. Anyone is welcome to join these series of events over the festival, which will stick to accessible tracks. Each of these events will be led by a wheeled guide experienced in accessible rambling as well as a Moorland Guide. Take a packed lunch with you and clothing suitable for the changeable weather on Dartmoor. This ramble will last most of the day with an option to leave midway. We will use the old railway cycle track from Sourton and go south as well as north with a midway stop back at Sourton for lunch. Depending on the weather the guide will chose which routes to do in the morning and the afternoon on the day. This ramble is graded as the easiest at Level One suitable for most types of accessible vehicles.
The meeting point is on the road which goes past the Bundu Campsite on the old road up to the former Prewley Moor Arms. Easy unloading of wheelchairs and trampers here. There are toilets at the campsite and cycle hire.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 1:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Sourton Camp Site (SX 545 915)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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26/08/2018 | Gutter Tor and the Plym Moderate walk

Walk overview

Starting below Gutter Tor we’ll make our way to Ditsworthy Warren house (Dartmoor 365 square S8) and across a shallow part of the river to reach the hidden waterfall. We will visit the remains of an old longhouse before returning through the medieval field system before braving the river again. Total distance is approximately 5 miles. Apart from the wet crossing of the river, the ground is firm underfoot. Free parking is available at the spot beneath Gutter Tor, although there are no facilities here. Friendly dogs are welcome, but please ensure they remain on a lead. Please contact the guides by text or email when booking or confirming a place.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 26/08/2018 – 3:00 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Gutter Tor (SX577673)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07878198001
Email: heatherandcolin@yahoo.co.uk

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26/08/2018 | Princetown Horrible History walk Easy walk

Walk overview

Join your guide Dawn Williamson On a walk of approximately 3 miles looking at some of the history of the Princetown area. Aspects will include life in the Bronze Age, working in a medieval tin mine, a 19th century shooting range plus stories of people from the past. The walk is over uneven grass and stone tracks and suitable for all ages although activities will be aimed at children 7-14 years. The Dartmoor
365 squares visited will be 7N, 8N, 7O, 8O. Parking is available at the visitor centre pay and display car park and there are facilities and shops nearby.

Details

Duration: 1:30 PM, 26/08/2018 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Dawn Williams
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX588735)
Cost: Adults – £3.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: Dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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26/08/2018 | Ramblers big day walk from Burrator Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Deborah Martin of the Ramblers Moorland Group on a walk from Burrator Car Park to Black Tor Falls, Crazywell Pool, Nun’s Cross, Ducks’ Pool and Childe’s Tomb, as well as parts of the Devonport Leat. This challenging walk will be over some 14 miles, covering open moorland, rough and boggy ground with some stream crossings. The Dartmoor 365 squares are all to the south of Princetown – O7, P7, P9, Q9, R10, Q10, P10 and O9. Parking is available at the Burrator main car park which is free.. There are toilets. The walk is free but a donation to the Devon Air Ambulance is welcomed.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2018 – 4:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Burrator Dam Quarry Car Park (SX549677)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Devon Air Ambulance are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01364643180
Email: d.martin816@btinternet.com

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26/08/2018 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Moderate walk

Walk overview

This event is aimed at Ramblers who use disability access vehicles such as scooters, trampers etc as well as families with all-terrain push chairs. Anyone is welcome to join these series of events over the festival, which will stick to accessible tracks. Each of these events will be led by a wheeled guide experienced in accessible rambling as well as a Moorland Guide. Take a packed lunch with you and clothing suitable for the changeable weather on Dartmoor. This event will start at the gravel car park beside the main A386 road between Mary Tavy and Lydford on Black Down at the north end near where the cattle grid used to me. This is at the entrance where there is the drop down barrier leading to the Wilsworthy Ranges. This event will use the tracks and roads around the area with great views over the moors. The route is graded as level one / two so suitable for average vehicles. It was last for the morning and into the early afternoon.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2018 – 1:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Black Down / Wilsworthy Ranges (SX 517 834)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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27/08/2018 | Bellever stroll with the ponies Easy walk

Walk overview

Join your guide [and the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust] for a gentle stroll of less than two miles over open grassland and paths taking in the area of Bellever to learn about how people used to live on Dartmoor, the role the ponies played in their lives and how ponies are used today to help manage the moor. The walk will be restricted to Dartmoor 365 squares K11 and L11. Parking at the Visitor Centre is currently free but please check on current status nearer the date. There are facilities nearby and at the Centre. This is a free walk, but donations to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be gratefully received.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park (SX646 788)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net

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27/08/2018 | Bellever with the ponies of the Heritage Trust Easy walk

Walk overview

Explore Bellever [Walking with Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust] to learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes and visit a number of these hidden boxes. A fun event and a very gentle stroll over open grassland and paths, all of our walking will be in Dartmoor 365 grid square L11. The walk will be starting from the car park below the forest which can be accessed via a track almost opposite the Visitor Centre. Parking is free. The nearest facilities are available at the Visitor Centre. This is a free walk, but donations to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be gratefully received.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 27/08/2018 – 5:00 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park (SX646 788)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to theDartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net

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