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Welcome to the Moors

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. As well as still being home to thousands of people, it also contains ancient remains of settlements reaching back to prehistoric times. With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgeable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks.

Upcoming Activities

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27/09/2020
A Walk through Time from Bennett’s Cross

A gentle circular walk full of historic interest; from abandoned mines, though a medieval village to the Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound. Our pace will allow time to explore these historic sites and enjoy the scenery, with some fine views. Along paths and tracks that can be uneven and steep in . . . places.
Covid-19: group size will be limited to ensure we can safely keep 2 metres apart. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness while on the walk. Do not come if you have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with anyone suspected of having Covid. The guide reserves the right to make changes to the walk or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group. All Moorland Guides walks are subject to change or even cancellation due to the pandemic; the guide will update you if this is the case.

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04/10/2020
Fur Tor via Tavy Cleave

Exploring the middle of the north moor and visting Fur Tor. Route will be via the wonderful and tricky Tavy Cleave – a place unlikely anywhere on Dartmoor. Crossing a number of rivers including Rattlebrook and Amicombe Brook. After visting the Queen of the Moor, we shall come back via Watern Oak and . . . Ger Tor.

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10/10/2020
Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Cist

Owing to demand, a repeat of this circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia. This is a challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the prehistoric monuments we encounter . . . en route and hopefully some stunning views across the north moor.
Do not come if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and your own hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness while on the walk. The guide reserves the right to make dynamic changes to the walk or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

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11/10/2020
Navigation for Beginners

This course covers the basics of map and compass use, enabling you to begin to navigate safely and plan a route. Complete beginners are welcome, as is anyone with some experience who wishes to consolidate their skills. The walk will be entirely outdoors, covering a circular route of up to 5 miles, . . . learning and practising as we go.
We will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

The next Dartmoor Walking Festival will be held from Saturday 24th August until Sunday 1st September 2019 inclusive which means that this will be the last bank holiday week of the summer. In 2019 we are teaming-up with the National Disabled Ramblers who have seen what 2018 successes were like. You can download the full programme below.

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Schools

Moorland Guides carry out walks for UK and international school students visiting from abroad. You can book from our range of group activities using our online form.