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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21/08/2019 | Bellever Letterbox Walk Easy walk

Walk overview

Explore Bellever, learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes and visit a number of this walk. Bring some notepaper to take copies of the stamps. Free walk but donations to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. You must book.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 21/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 21/08/2019
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 0183754727
Email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net

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24/08/2019 | Introduction to Map-reading & Navigation FULLY BOOKED Moderate walk

Walk overview

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND NO MORE CAN BE FITTED ONTO THE DAY. The aim is to provide an introduction to the basic skills of map-reading and using a compass to aid navigation. We won’t be walking a long distance but will learn some of the techniques suitable for exploring the moor in safety. Distance is about 5 miles over moderate terrain.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Nigel Grist
Start Location: Wrangaton Golf Club (SX673582)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 Donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 Donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01548 831398 / 07949 904066
Email: nigel@theunseenview.com

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24/08/2019 | Okehampton Battle Camp Visit Easy walk

Walk overview

During the morning 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, 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.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry. NO exception. NO walk!
You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 12:30 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please.
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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24/08/2019 | To the top of Hen Tor Moderate walk

Walk overview

Through Trowlesworthy warren, and Willings Walls warren to Hen Tor from the top of which we can see for miles ! Car parking at Blackaton Cross is free. The walk is moderate and covers a distance of about 5 miles. Booking is required.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 24/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Blackaton Cross (SX569631)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07878198001
Email: heatherandcolin@yahoo.co.uk

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24/08/2019 | Walking the Okehampton Ranges Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant on a walk around the Dartmoor Military Training Area to see some of the features of the area including the target rail track and other historical features associated with the First World War and other conflicts, and hear how they were used by the soldiers. The walk covers a distance of 8 miles over tracks and uneven ground.

Booking is essential.

Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry.NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 24/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund welcomed Suggested £5 per person please.
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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24/08/2019 | The Boys Moderate walk

Walk overview

Informative 2 mile walk by way of uneven, uphill grass tracks to WW2 RAF Bomber crash site on Hameldown. Full details of the archaeological investigative research will be shared during the walk.

Parking by prior arrangement with walk leader. Although we expect to be back by dark it might be a good idea if you could take a torch with you for safely if it is getting dim at the end of the walk.

Booking is required.

Details

Duration: 4:00 PM, 24/08/2019 – 9:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: John Lowe
Start Location: Natsworthy Gate – Widecombe (SX720802)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01395 278 279 / 0796 788 73 68
Email: Lowe592@btinternet.com

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24/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for mobility scooters Drakes Trail, Yelverton towards Tavistock Easy walk

Walk overview

A walk along a section of Drakes trail, which is part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 27.
Taking in the iconic features of RAF Harrowbeer, Gem Bridge & Brunel’s Grenofen tunnel, with distant views towards the Moor.
Mainly a good tarmac surface with a short on road (quiet) section & there are some gentle inclines.

Booking is required for this activity, which is rated as level 1 difficulty for walkers and disabled ramblers.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 24/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 24/08/2019
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Leg O’ Mutton Car Park (SX518679)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for carers and under 16s
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Black Tor Falls Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Archaeologist on a two hour gentle stroll over a distance of three easy miles around the Black Tor Falls archaeological complex looking at the Tin working features of the landscape going back hundreds of years.

Booking is required for this walk.

Please park in the lower of the two Sharpitor Car Parks, the one with the grass verge beside the road and bus stop..

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 25/08/2019 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Leeden Tor Car Park (SX561708)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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25/08/2019 | Archaeology of Merrivale Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Achaeologist, on a two hour gentle stroll over 2 miles around the Merrivale archaeological complex looking at the Bronze Age features of the landscape along with those which came before and what came after in this complex site of man’s habitation of this area through thousands of years.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 12:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Four Winds (SX560748)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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25/08/2019 | Visit a hidden valley Moderate walk

Walk overview

Cross the River Plym and continue to the hidden falls at Shavercombe for lunch – return over the river below Ditsworthy Warren House – maybe a little damp – easy going terrain and a distance of 5 miles..

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available free of charge but is potentially limited.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 25/08/2019 – 2:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Gutter Tor (SX577673)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07878198001
Email: heatherandcolin@yahoo.co.uk

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