29/05/2021 | [646]

Moderate walk

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There are currently a few places left on this walk which will be led by myself and Geri Skeens, another excellent guide. A pleasant walk taking in some historic features but with splendid views. From Princetown main car park we will set out along the old railway track. Once we reach the Head of the River Meavey we will leave the track to follow the river valley across the road and on to Hart Tor. Stone circles and rows will be our next port of call before crossing the now swelling Meavey to ascend Black Tor and find the logan (rocking) stone. Back down to cross the Meavey again via the aqueduct we will ascend the water course to level out and enjoy a flattish stroll along the Devonport Leat. We will make a short detour to visit Crazy Well Pool, not to be missed! Then back to the Leat to Older Bridge and up to Peat Cot where we will follow a path back to Princetown (not along the main bridleway!).

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/05/2021 – 3:00 PM, 29/05/2021
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX589734)
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations encouraged to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – No charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate

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

31/05/2021 | [646]

Easy walk

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Yes, we have rainforests on Dartmoor! Temperate rainforest is a rare habitat, rich in biodiversity. We visit one of Dartmoor’s upland oakwoods, Black-a-Tor Copse, lesser known than Wistman’s Wood, more remote and just as charming.

You will learn what makes these places so special and fragile, and consider some of the species they contain, from ferns that grow on tree branches to lichens and mosses that cover almost every surface. Each participant will receive a hand lens (new, packaged Covid-securely and yours to keep) – you’ll be amazed how much more you can see. You will learn the names of two or three species but the day is not so much about absorbing facts as appreciating this very special habitat.

The day involves walking approx. 6 miles, some of it on uneven ground, and a bit of clambering over boulders.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other as per government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

Duration: 9:30 AM, 31/05/2021 – 4:00 PM, 31/05/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
Cost: Adults – £25 including hand lens Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

02/06/2021 | [646]

Easy walk

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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 route of around 6 miles, learning and practising as we go.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 02/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 02/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

06/06/2021 | [646]

Strenuous walk

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Starting at Land end. Route via Tavy Cleave, River Tavy, Amicombe Brook, Fur Tor, Watern Oak and Ger Tor. 6-7 hours

Duration: 10:00 AM, 06/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 06/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Lane End (Wilsworthy) (SX538 824)
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: O1837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

11/06/2021 | [646]

Moderate walk

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This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading and can at least half-remember how to take a compass bearing. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often seem like rather featureless terrain.

We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles on open moorland, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group. We will revise the basics of map reading and compass use and practise these repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Duration: 9:30 AM, 11/06/2021 – 4:30 PM, 11/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

27/06/2021 | [646]

Strenuous walk

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A chance to visit Whitehorse Hill and Teignhead Farm on this 5 hour walk. Very wet under and hard going. Route via Grey Wethers, Teign head and Sittaford Tor. Starting for the car park at the far of Fernworthy Reservoir.
Please book by 6pm the day before. Pay by Paypal, Cheque or bank transfer.
Walk will only take place guidelines allow.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 3:00 AM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (Sx659 839)
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

27/06/2021 | [646]

Strenuous walk

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Meeting far end of Fernworthy Reservoir for a walk to Whitehorse Hill via Grey Wethers, Teigh Head and Sittaford Tor. Please by 6pm the day before.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX 659 839)
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

27/06/2021 | [646]

Easy walk

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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 route of around 6 miles, learning and practising as we go.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

17/07/2021 | [646]

Moderate walk

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This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading and can at least half-remember how to take a compass bearing. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often seem like rather featureless terrain.

We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles on open moorland, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group. We will revise the basics of map reading and compass use and practise these repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.

We will be a small group and keep our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. If you develop Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, we will offer you another date or a refund.

For further details contact the trainer, Geri Skeens.

Duration: 9:30 AM, 17/07/2021 – 4:30 PM, 17/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

27/08/2021 | [646]

Easy walk

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Join us on the Friday evening before the walking festival starts for an online zoom talk about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance by one of the charity speakers. The zoom link will be shared here nearer the day of the talk and there will be a waiting room system to let people in.

Duration: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 27/08/2021
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Air Ambulance per family Children (U16) – free
Skill Level: Easy

Booking
Booking and payment is required in advance for this walk. To do this, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk