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

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 29/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: John Bright
Start Location: Burrator Dam Quarry Car Park (SX549678)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07704634695
Email: brighty749@gmail.com

Click here to view activity details

30/08/2019 | Walk with a Dartmoor Ranger Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A chance to explore the area around Buttern, Hound Tor and Steeperton Tor, 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

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 30/08/2019 – 3:30 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Ian Brooker
Start Location: Buttern Farm entrance (SX658896)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donations to Donate for Dartmoor Children (U16) – £5.00 donations to Donate for Dartmoor
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07720 509273
Email: ibrooker@dartmoor.gov.uk

Click here to view activity details

30/08/2019 | A Pile of Barrows Moderate walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 30/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX681629)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07766 735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

Click here to view activity details

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

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 30/08/2019 – 4:30 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX765772)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

Click here to view activity details

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

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 30/08/2019 – 5:30 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Shona Ferryhough
Start Location: Combestone Tor (SX670717)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870 319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

Click here to view activity details