Activities for everyone

Moorland Guides provide activities for people of all abilities. Whether you are looking for a short ramble or a whole day trek, you can find a walk just for you. To help you with finding a walk, you can filter our activities by using the options on the right. You can choose by theme, skill level or duration.
Every walk provides clear information about the route being taken including a map of the starting point, as well as information about cost, booking and if you can bring your dog. If you have any questions about the activity, you can also contact the guide for further information
Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks.

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14/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

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 circular route of five to eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 14/08/2020 – 5:00 PM, 14/08/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX590735)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £30 Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

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

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15/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

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 circular route of five to eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

The legal ratio of trainer plus five trainees will be strictly complied with, and we will be keeping our distance from each other in accordance with government guidelines. Do not attend if you or your household are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in case of any accident or illness. The trainer reserves the right to make changes to the day or decline to take anyone in the interests of the health and welfare of the group.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 15/08/2020 – 5:00 PM, 15/08/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX590735)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £30 Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

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

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16/08/2020 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

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 circular route of up to eight miles, learning and practising as we go. There will be a maximum of 4 trainees and we will keep 2 metres apart owing to the pandemic.
Please be aware that all walks on Dartmoor with Moorland Guides must be subject to possible changes or even cancellations due to the pandemic so it is important to keep in touch with the guide as to the status of this event nearer the date.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 16/08/2020 – 5:00 PM, 16/08/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX590735)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £30.00 Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

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

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22/08/2020 | River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk beginning by the East Dart River and the ancient clapper bridge in Bellever Forest which then goes through the forest before heading out onto the moor near Laughter Tor. For users of mobility scooters this activity is considered to be Category 3. The gravel forest paths have some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 22/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Bellever Forest (SX 655771)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – Donation Children (U16) – Donation. ..All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Dawn Williamson 07557330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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22/08/2020 | Dartmoor Myths and Legends Easy walk

Walk overview

A gentle walk to the sites of some of the famous Dartmoor legends. See where Kitty Jay was laid to rest, feel the heartbeat in the giant granite man of Bowerman, perhaps even encounter a pixy or two … but don’t get ‘pixy-led’. One or two hills but generally easy terrain with granite outcrops.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX739792)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – In Camp Easy walk

Walk overview

Okehampton Battle Camp. Visit includes talk by Lt Col d’Apice, on-road tour of Camp and visit to museum. Meet at Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises. For those taking part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 12:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Army Benevolent Funds Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org

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22/08/2020 | Military Manoeuvres – on Training Area Moderate walk

Walk overview

Walking tour of Training Area over tracks and uneven, tussock grass, describing how it was and is used by the military.
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance. You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 22/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Army Benevolent Fund Children (U16) – Under 16s free. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org

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22/08/2020 | Nature fights back, Hawns & Dendles Waste Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This walk is being guided by Tim Ferry and needs to be restricted to 10 participants. It is aimed at people with an interest in rewilding. We will pass through ancient woodland, naturally regenerating woodland and scrub, lightly-grazed private moorland and more heavily-grazed common land and discuss the issues they present. Some rough underfoot conditions and steep slopes. Parking is on private land with permission.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 2:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Higher Heale Farm (Cornwood) (SX614612)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Tim Ferry 07855 073876
Email: tim@timferry.co.uk

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22/08/2020 | Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Cist Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia. The ground is uneven and boggy in places with patches of tussocky grass and a couple of narrow streams to cross. This is a challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the prehistoric monuments we encounter en route and hopefully some stunning views across the north Moor.

Route is Batworthy, Sittaford Tor, Quintin’s Man, Whitehorse Hill, Hangingstone Hill, Gartaven ford, Scorhill.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 5:00 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Batworthy (Nr Gidleigh/Chagford) (SX662866)
Distance (Approx): 11 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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22/08/2020 | Fur Tor Trek Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Shona for an arduous day trek to Fur Tor, one of the most remote areas of the moor. En route we will take in Beardown Tors, Lydford Tor, Devil Tor, Beardown Man standing stone and returning via Tavy Head and Conies Down. Uneven and boggy terrain will be encountered.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 22/08/2020
Guide: Shona Fernyhough
Start Location: Holming Beam (SX591764)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 donation to be shared between Devon Air Ambulance and the Ashburton section Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team………….. Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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