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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01/03/2020 | Benets Cross Circular Moderate walk

Walk overview

Starting just north of the Warren House Inn at Benets Cross, we walk down into the pretty Redwater valley, visit the atmospheric remains of Vitifer mine and go over to Headland Warren Farm and on to Grimspound Bronze Age Village. A short climb takes us to the top of Hookner Tor (panoramic views) and then we walk down the valley to West Coombe where we pick up the Mariners Way and follow it to the main road. It’s a very few minutes walk along the road before we head up an old track to Shapley Common and walk up past some impressive hut circles to the top of the hill where we pick up the Two Moors Way and return to Benets Cross via Birch Tor. Meet either 11 am at Ashburton Peartree or around 11.30 am at Benets Cross car park.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 01/03/2020 – 4:30 PM, 01/03/2020
Guide: Inge Page
Start Location: Pear Tree Cross, Ashburton
Distance (Approx): 6.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £8.00 Children (U16) – £4.00
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07914 184220
Email: inga@dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk

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07/03/2020 | Bronze Age and Medieval Villages Easy walk

Walk overview

Mustard Seed Walks will take a lovely lofty hike from Bennet’s Cross, close to the Warren House Inn. We will set off along the Two Moors Way, dropping into Grimspound Bronze Age Village. We will then pick up a path which will take us south the Challacombe Medieval Village before circling around to return to the car park through this area once rich in mining activity.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 07/03/2020 – 3:00 PM, 07/03/2020
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Bennets Cross (SX690805)
Distance (Approx): 5.5 miles
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – Free with 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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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22/03/2020 | 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 eight miles, learning and practising as we go.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 22/03/2020 – 5:00 PM, 22/03/2020
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £30.00 Children (U16) – No
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: 07765482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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28/03/2020 | Wrey Valley Trail Easy walk

Walk overview

Walking the route of the newly open Wrey Valley Trail from Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey. Easy walking manily on tracks and roads. Meet in Station Road car park, Bovey Tracey, take some cars to Moreton and walking the trail. Please book by 6pm the night before. About 8 miles.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 28/03/2020 – 3:00 PM, 28/03/2020
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Moretonhampstead Court Street Car Park
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
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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06/04/2020 | Discover Letterboxing Easy walk

Walk overview

Explore Bellever whilist you learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes. Hidden treasures, Bring some note paper to take copies of the rubber stamps. We meet in the forest car park at Postbridge, not the visitor centre or Bellever Forest car park. This event is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 06/04/2020 – 1:00 AM, 06/04/2020
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge Forest Car Park
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – Free 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: 0183754727
Email: paul.dartmoor@virgin.net

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08/04/2020 | Discover Bellever at Night Easy walk

Walk overview

Learn about some of the legends on Dartmoor. Part of the walk will be in the dark so bring a torch as a drink and a snack. This event is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome.

Details

Duration: 7:30 PM, 08/04/2020 – 10:00 PM, 08/04/2020
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre)
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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13/04/2020 | To the Rooftop of the South Moor Strenuous walk

Walk overview

An Easter Monday expedition to Ryder’s Hill, the highest point of the southern Moor. The route will take us along the ancient boundary of the Forest of Dartmoor, as perambulated by King Henry’s knights in 1240. From the highest point we should have wonderful views down to the south coast.
Waterproofs and boots essential. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.
Combestone Tor is midway between Hexworthy and Venford Reservoir.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 13/04/2020 – 3:00 PM, 13/04/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Combestone Tor (SX670717)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £7.00 Children (U16) – £3.00
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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19/04/2020 | Cut Hill, Fur Tor and Moor Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A chance to visit the bleak north moor via Broad Down, Flat Tor, North West Passsage, Cut Hill, Fur Tor and River Dart. This will be a tought wet under walk. About 6 hours.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 19/04/2020 – 4:00 AM, 19/04/2020
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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25/04/2020 | Exploring hound Meldon Reservoire Moderate walk

Walk overview

Mustard Seed Walks will repeat this superb walk which will take us over Meldon Reservoire dam and following the flooded valley up to Black-a-Tor Copse. A short stiff climb will take us to Black Tor, then walking back towards the quarry (keep a look out for spent musket balls!). The walk will finish by visiting the fascinating mining areas below the dam. This walk may be extended to take in the Red-a-ven Brook valley.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 25/04/2020 – 3:30 PM, 25/04/2020
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX561917)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – Free with 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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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09/05/2020 | Fur Tor via Tavy Cleave Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Exploring the middle of the north moor and visting Fur Tor. Route will be via the wonderful and tricky Tavy Cleave – a place unlikely anywhere on Dartmoor. Crossing a number of rivers including Rattlebrook and Amicombe Brook. After visting the Queen of the Moor, we shall come back via Watern Oak and Ger Tor.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 09/05/2020 – 4:00 PM, 09/05/2020
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Lane End (Wilsworthy) (SX538824)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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