14/05/2018 | Pub Walk Fox and Hounds Bridestowe Moderate walk

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Join Simon Dell and John Bright on a 3 hour walk from the Fox & Hounds Pub on the main A386 at Bridestowe between Tavistock and Okehampton starting at 10am and returning in time for lunchtime at the pub. This walk will take in the old Rattlebrook Peat Tramway up to the remote Bleak House and then back down over the moors on a circular walk mainly following tracks and paths. Dogs are welcome on leads. If the weather is clear there are some wonderful high level views to be enjoyed on this 6 mile walk. Some rough terrain involved to wear suitable outdoor stout boots and rainproof and windproof warm clothing. Park in the pub car park so do please use the hostelry for a drink at least at the end of the walk to ‘pay for parking’!

Duration: 10:00 AM, 14/05/2018 – 1:00 PM, 14/05/2018
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Bridestowe (SX 525 866)
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – Free for accompanied under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

15/05/2018 | Moderate walk

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The 15th May every year is International Peace Day, allowing time to reflect upon those who have maintained the right not to kill by way of Conscientious Objection. Join Simon on a guided walk and morning of quiet reflection to follow the route that the Conscientious Objectors, some of whom died, who built the ‘Road to Nowhere’ otherwise known as ‘Conchies Road’ near Princetown. The event is being supported and attended by those of the Quakers nationally as well as others who simply with to come for a walk for the morning along the Conchies Road. We will meet at 10am in the square at Princetown outside of the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Information Centre for a moment of reflection for the eighteen lives of the Conscientious Objectors who stayed at the Princetown Work centre (Dartmoor Prison) between 1917 and 1919 in the Great War because of their refusal to kill. We will walk about three miles in the morning on road, track and path. Stout footwear and suitable clothing for Dartmoor is advised. Dogs on leads welcome. Simon will be in Princetown Square at 9am for anyone who might like to join him to stroll through Princetown and up to the Prison to commence his walk from the Prison Gates and back to the square for 10am to start the event and brief service. This adds and extra mile or two to the walk for those wishing to do that bit further in distance to start their walk at the prison gates as well but is not park of the main walk. There is no fee for this reflective event. Lunch is available at the numerous pubs and cafes in Princetown following the event. This is not a guided Dartmoor walk about the history of the Conscientious Objectors held at Princetown but a quiet reflective walk marking International Peace Day.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 15/05/2018 – 1:00 PM, 15/05/2018
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX 590 734)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Devon Air Ambulance are welcome. Children (U16) – Free for accompanied under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

19/05/2018 | Bluebell Walk from Haytor Visitors Centre Moderate walk

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Join us for a walk from Haytor Visitors Centre, visiting Haytor Quarry, Bronze Age hut circles at Smallacombe Rocks, Hound Tor Medieval Village, Bluebells at Holwell Lawn (hopefully), Holwell Quarry and Haytor. This will be a gentle pace walk but will be quite steep in places, and is a walk of approximately 5.5 miles.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 19/05/2018 – 2:30 PM, 19/05/2018
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX765771)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – Free with adult, but must be able to undertake a strenuous walk.
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

02/06/2018 | Moderate walk

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Join Simon Dell on a trip to Lundy Island. We will be sailing from Bideford at 8.30am and returning back into Bideford at 8pm so we will meet at the Bideford Quay shore office at 7.30am. You book your own ticket for the day by ringing the shore office on 01271 863636 details are also at www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/day-trips/bookings Adult tickets are £38. The sailing takes about 2 hours and so bring a packed lunch with you because we will leave the Lundy jetty and go straight out onto our walk and call in at the village on our return in the afternoon. On some Bideford days there is sometimes and opportunity to also do a round the island trip for a modest cost at the end of the day. If this is available then I usually do the commentary for the ship and this is a great way of seeing the island. Make sure you come dressed for the weather just in case it is inclement because there isn’t much shelter on Lundy. No dogs are allowed on Lundy.

Duration: 7:30 AM, 02/06/2018 – 8:00 PM, 02/06/2018
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Lundy Shore Office (Bideford Quay side)
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – Free for accompanied under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

16/06/2018 | North Western Tors Moderate walk

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Join our ‘Mustard Seed Walk’ from the Dartmoor Inn car park just north of Mary Tavey to walk up onto the high moors, visiting Brat Tor, Chat Tor, Dunna Goat rock, Great Links Tor, Hunt Tor, Gren Tor, then road via Great Nodden to the start point. Great views and a feeling of remoteness to be enjoyed.

Duration: 11:00 AM, 16/06/2018 – 4:00 PM, 16/06/2018
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Lydford High Down (SX525853)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations to Christians Against Poverty & Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – free with adult, but must be able to undertake a strenuous walk.
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

08/07/2018 | Moderate walk

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Eastern Tor, Drizzlecombe, Grims Grave, Deadman’s Bottom, Great Knats Head and River Plym.

All walks are bookable. Please book by 6pm the day before. If there is not six people or more booked the walk maybe called off. I will contact you the evening before if the walk is not taking place.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 08/07/2018 – 3:00 AM, 08/07/2018
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Gutter Tor (SX579674)
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Moderate

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

04/08/2018 | Beardown Man Standing Stone Walk Moderate walk

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Join this Mustard Seed Walk for a little stroll into the Northern Moors heading out from Holming Beam to Lydford Tor, Conies Down Tor, to Beardown Man Standing Stone and Devil’s Tor, then across the interesting landscape to Rough Tor. From here we’ll head to Crow Tor then to Beardown Tors before returning to Holming Beam. This will be a 6.5 to 7 mile walk over typical moorland landscape.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 04/08/2018 – 3:00 PM, 04/08/2018
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Holming Beam (SX591764)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – Free with adult, but must be able to undertake a strenuous walk.
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

25/08/2018 | Moderate walk

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Join Rosemary Clarke and John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers on a walk which takes in Sampford Spiney (04), Ward Bridge (05), Princetown Railway (06), Walkhampton Church House (P5), Walkhampton School (Q4), Huckworthy Bridge (P4), Horrabridge Bridge (P3) and Plaster Down (O3). The walk covers a distance of ten miles, mostly over good tracks and lanes. There are a couple of stiles and one stream crossing, and the ground can get muddy in places. Parking by the leat at Plaster Down is free, but there are no facilities at the site or nearby. This is a free walk, but donations to the Devon Air Ambulance will be gratefully received.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Plasterdown Car Park (SX517719)
Cost: Adults – Free – donations to the Devon Air Ambulance are welcome. Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 01822.616481
Email: longjohn@tavistockramblers.org.uk

25/08/2018 | Moderate walk

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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.

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

25/08/2018 | Moderate walk

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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.

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