25/08/2018 | Tavistock Ramblers walk on western moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2018 – 3:00 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

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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 | Wild Camping workshop with the Two Blondes Moderate walk

Walk overview

A wild camping workshop to include classroom tuition at the Visitor Centre in Princetown and overnight practical experience out on Dartmoor.
We will learn about equipment, choosing a wild campsite, safety, what to do in an emergency and how to stay within the Dartmoor National Park guidelines.
For safety reasons we can’t give you an exact camping location but if you need to collect Dartmoor 365 squares N6 (Swelltor Quarry), N7 (Devil’s Elbow), O6 Princetown Railway, O8 (South Hessary Tor) or O9 (Devonport Leat) you might be lucky!
Our walk will be tailored to suit participant ability level and weather conditions but, because for some participants, this will be their first experience with a full pack this will be a relatively short walk.
Parking overnight at the Princetown Visitor Centre pay and display car park where there are facilities.
This walk is for adults only. Participants need to be able to carry a full pack but we will tailor any walking to suit the ability of any participants.

Details

Duration: 11:30 AM, 25/08/2018 – 12:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Two Blondes Walking
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX590734)
Cost: Adults – £90.00 Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07794407581
Email: admin@twoblondeswalking.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 | River Erme Valley and Open Moor Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Bob and Margaret Phillimore from the Ivybridge Walking Club on a walk on a riverside and woodland walk leading onto Dartmoor with extensive views of South Dartmoor and surrounding area. The walk will take in Dartmoor 365 squares W10, W11, X10 & X11. This moderate walk is expected to cover a distance of about 6 and a half miles over uneven paths and tracks and open moorland which can be muddy in places. Parking is available free of charge at the Ivybridge / Watermark car park where the walk starts and there are pay and display car parks also nearby. This is a free walk, but donations to the Devon Air Ambulance will be gratefully received.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2018 – 3:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Ivybridge (SX637561)
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: 01752691051
Email: bobphillimore@gmail.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 | Does Dartmoor need more trees? Walk and discussion Moderate walk

Walk overview

A walk with Tim Ferry to Piles Copse ancient oak wood (in 365 square U11) on the River Erme, looking at how different management practices affect the vegetation of Dartmoor and discussing what is best for the 21st Century. This walk of approximately 4 and a half miles will be over occasional clitter outcrops and through some tall bracken as well as open moorland. Parking at Harford Moor Gate is free, but there are no facilities nearby. Proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance appeal.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 27/08/2018 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Harford Moor Gate (SX643595)
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: 07855 073876
Email: tim@timferry.co.uk

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27/08/2018 | A window on Tavy Cleave Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Liz Miall for a brisk walk taking in Ger Tor, Tavy Sharp, Rattlebrook Foot, Hare Tor and returning via Willsworthy Range and part of the Lych Way. 365 grid squares include I5, H5, H6, H4 and I4. This moderate walk will cover approximately six miles, including some hilly, boggy and uneven ground as well as some stiles. Parking is available free of charge at Lanehead (Lane End), but there are no facilities nearby.

Details

Duration: 1:30 PM, 27/08/2018 – 5:00 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Lane End (Wilsworthy) (SX537823)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Children (U16) – £5.00
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 855070
Email: lizmiall@hotmail.co.uk

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