We carry out walks for international school students visiting from abroad. You can book group activities using our online form below.
There are five activities available depending on where your international school is staying
- Haytor – For groups from Exeter, Newton Abbot and Torbay (TQ13 9XS)
- Postbridge – For groups from Exeter, Newton Abbot and Torbay (PL20 6TH)
- Princetown – For groups from Plymouth and South Cornwall (PL20 6QF)
Please note there is a £4/day coach parking charge at Princetown car park
- Belstone – For groups from A30, Okehampton, Exeter and North Dartmoor (EX20 1RB)
- Dartmoor letterboxing – See below
Dartmoor Letterboxing Treasure Hunt Event
An exploration of Dartmoor through the tradition of Dartmoor Letterboxing
Letterboxing, which began in 1854, is a combination of orienteering and treasure-hunting where a set of clues or riddles are used to find the letterboxes, often hidden in rock crevasses. Each box contains a rubber stamp which the finders print on to a postcard as proof of their success. It also sometimes contains ‘treasure’. Letterboxing can be carried out in teams and encourages exploration and climbing about on rocks! Moorland Guides can provide pupils with a fun event of seeking out letterboxes on the moors so if you would rather have your group engaged in this event rather than a standard visit just ask! The cost is the same as for the usual education visit as detailed on this page.
The walks have been designed to include coach parking facilities. Guided walks are conducted essentially in English, but, if required, we also have a French and German speaking guide as part of our team.
|1 Guide||Up to 25 in a group||£100 for 3 hours|
|2 Guides||Up to 50 in a group||£150 for 3 hours|
|3 Guides||Up to 75 in a group||£200 for 3 hours|
|4 Guides||Up to 100 in a group||£260 for 3 hours|
|5 Guides||Up to 125 in a group||£300 for 3 hours|
|1 Guide||Up to 25 in a group||£70/Up to 3 hours||£120/Up to 6 hours|
|2 Guides||Up to 50 in a group||£120/Up to 3 hours||£220/Up to 6 hours|
|3 Guides||Up to 75 in a group||£170/Up to 3 hours||£320/Up to 6 hours|
|4 Guides||Up to 100 in a group||£220/Up to 3 hours||£420/Up to 6 hours|
|5 Guides||Up to 125 in a group||£270/Up to 3 hours||£520/Up to 6 hours|
Individual groups are limited to 25 maximum in ground nesting bird season (1 March –
The price is for the walk and so your teachers/ leaders are included in these total numbers. They must accompany the walk and will be responsible for the group’s behaviour and discipline. The group leader remains ‘in loco parentis’ throughout the walk. The guide hire fee must be paid before the walk takes place. We regret that no walks can be undertaken without being paid for in advance because of previous payments taking months to settle after the walk.
Parental consent is an essential pre-
There is a cancellation charge of £20 once the walk has been booked but if you cancel with less than 5 working days notice the whole fee will be forfeited. cancellations must be made in writing to ensure a refund. Period of Service The service runs throughout the year subject to guide availability. Availability of guides cannot always be guaranteed. Groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the walk. Failure to do so may result in the route being shortened or modified to keep within the period of hire.
Size of Group
Each group will be accompanied by one qualified Moorland guide for every 25 children. In addition, the group must include one adult leader for every 12 children. Where more than one guide has been hired, it will be the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that groups are split into appropriate sizes and/or abilities prior to the start of the walk (on the advice of guides).
Clothing and Equipment
The ground is normally rough, wet and the vegetation prickly. The weather is more extreme than in other parts of Devon and can deteriorate rapidly and unexpectedly. Boots or wellingtons are strongly recommended as even sensible shoes are likely to get wet through. Children will need to take at least three layers of clothing, the top one of which should be waterproof. The teacher/group leader must ensure that every member of the group is properly equipped before arrival on Dartmoor. A spare set of dry clothing for each pupil will make the journey back to your accommodation much more comfortable.
Coach Driver and Motorhome Guide for Dartmoor 2018
The information in this guide provides useful information for coach and motor homes visiting Dartmoor.
Payment for walks
Please note that all walks must be paid for in advance of the event because of previous issues with late payments. No walk or event will take place unless advance payment has been received.