27/08/2018 | Tavistock Treasure Hunt
A fun treasure hunt for all ages walking around the streets of Tavistock. See things that you have not seen before. We will meet outside the Tavistock Town Hall on Bedford Square. Town centre car parks are free for users after 6pm and there are facilities nearby to the start / end point.. The walk will be limited to 365 square N2 and a distance of approximately one and a half miles over made pavements. Start time is anywhere between 6:00pm and 7:00 pm. Just turn up. The challenge should take about 90 minutes to complete.
Duration: 6:00 PM, 27/08/2018 – 8:30 PM, 27/08/2018
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Tavistock (PL19 0LX) (SX482744)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
29/08/2018 | Okehampton town stroll
Join your guide outside the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Fore Street for a trail of this moorland town, to learn about its copper mines, its ghosts and its history. The walk will be over a distance of about 3 miles, mostly on pavements. There are a number of pay and display car parks available in the town.
Duration: 2:00 PM, 29/08/2018 – 3:30 PM, 29/08/2018
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Okehampton (Museum Courtyard) (SX587952)
Cost: Adults – £4.00 Children (U16) – £3.00
Skill Level: Easy
15/05/2019 | A quiet reflective stroll and the Road to Nowhere
The 15th May every year is Conscientious Objectors’ 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 the Conscientious Objectors’ Day and a centenary since they were released from Dartmoor Prison..
Duration: 10:00 AM, 15/05/2019 – 1:00 PM, 15/05/2019
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