25/08/2018 | Wistman’s Wood wander Easy walk

Walk overview

An easy, relaxing afternoon stroll out to the wonderful Wistman’s Wood (L9), and back via Devonport leat and Beardown Farm (M9). There will be some time to explore the woods and/or sit for quiet contemplation. Bring snacks and a drink. This walk of just over 4 miles will be over mostly even ground, but with some degree of clitter and possibly some boggy ground. Parking is available free of charge in the car park opposite the Two Bridges Hotel. Booking is required because places will be limited. When booking please provide a brief outline of your walking experience, next of kin details and relevant medical information – all of which will be treated in the strictest confidence).

Details

Duration: 1:30 PM, 25/08/2018 – 5:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Shona Ferryhough
Start Location: Two Bridges (SX609750)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Children (U16) – £3.00
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07870 319022
Email: shoesdovetree@gmail.com

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25/08/2018 | Bogland and mires wildlife stroll Easy walk

Walk overview

Most visitors to Dartmoor try to avoid the bogs and mires that make up so much of the landscape, but this is your chance to explore a bog. Come along an join Barbara Swinfen to find out about the amazing plants and animals that make up this fascinating habitat, and why it is so important. We hope to visit M18 & M19 and also L19. This should be an easy walk of 2 miles on tracks and over open moorland but will take in some boggy areas so boots are essential, and wellington boots advisable. Parking at the Hay Tor Visitor Centre car park is pay and display, and there are facilities at the centre.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 25/08/2018 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Haytor (Higher) (SX765772)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – £3.00
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07866661751
Email: barbaraswinfen@gmail.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 | Woodland Trust morning at Fingle woods – Forest Bathing Easy walk

Walk overview

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a practice that combines mindfulness with being in nature. (No water is involved; the bathing element is about immersion in the restorative qualities of nature.)
We will take you on a gentle walk of about 1.5 miles over tracks and some uneven ground in the beautiful Fingle Woods and through a series of invitations practice activities that tune up your senses – finishing with a tea ceremony with plants we have foraged.
Following this practice has been proven to create a range of health benefits for the body and the mind. For more information visit www.aquafolium.co.uk.
We will be visiting square D17. Free parking is available at Fingle Bridge. The costs of the walk are being met by the Woodland Trust.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 26/08/2018 – 12:00 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Woodland Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX745896)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07971528268
Email: cam@aquafolium.com

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26/08/2018 | Woodland Trust afternoon at Fingle woods – Forest Bathing Easy walk

Walk overview

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a practice that combines mindfulness with being in nature. (No water is involved; the bathing element is about immersion in the restorative qualities of nature).
We will take you on a gentle walk of about 1.5 miles along tracks and some uneven ground in the beautiful Fingle Woods and through a series of invitations practice activities that tune up your senses – finishing with a tea ceremony with plants we have foraged.
Following this practice has been proven to create a range of health benefits for the body and the mind. For more information: www.aquafolium.co.uk
We will be visiting square D17. Free parking is available at Fingle Bridge but there are no facilities nearby. The cost of the walk is being met by the Woodland Trust.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 26/08/2018 – 2:30 PM, 26/08/2018
Guide: Woodland Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX745896)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07971528268
Email: cam@aquafolium.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 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Strenuous 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 public car park near the river in Bellever Woods down the hill not far from the Youth Hostel, ( NOT up the hill near Postbridge) . There is a Pay & Display car park even for blue badge holders so take some coins with you. There are disabled toilets at the car park. This event will be a level two and also a level three ramble depending on what you want and visiting the moorland around Bellever Tor. Suitable for the more robust tramper type of vehicle. Reserve the whole day for this event. Meet near the toilets at 11am to give the guide from Cornwall time to get there.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 27/08/2018 – 2:30 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Bellever Forest (SX 655 771)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous

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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28/08/2018 | Accessible event for wheeled ramblers Strenuous 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 public car park at the Haytor Visitor Centre where there are toilets and nearby refreshment facilities.
There may be a Pay & Display car park by now even for blue badge holders so take some coins with you. There are disabled toilets at the car park. This event will be a level two and also a level three ramble depending on what you want and visiting the moorland around Haytor Tor. Suitable for the more robust tramper type of vehicle. Reserve the whole day for this event. Meet near the toilets at 11am to give the guide from Cornwall time to get there.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 28/08/2018 – 2:30 PM, 28/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX 76540 77146)
Cost: Adults – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous

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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29/08/2018 | Children’s wildlife Haytor exploration Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Dawn Williamson for a walk around and to Haytor exploring bogs, ponds, plants, rocks and minibeasts with games and activities. Suitable for all ages although activities will be aimed at children 5-12 years. Grid squares 19K, 19L, 18K. This is an easy walk over 3 miles across some uneven grass with occasional uphill sections. Nevertheless it is felt to be wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at the Haytor Visitor Centre on a pay and display basis. There are facilities at the Centre.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 29/08/2018 – 12:00 PM, 29/08/2018
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Haytor (Higher) (SX765772)
Cost: Adults – £3.00 Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: Dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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