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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24/06/2021 | Bellever Moon Walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk will give you chance walk in the dark on Dartmoor. We hopefully be walking in the moonlight , so bring a touch and a drink. We will learn about many legends on Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor. Please book early, limited numbers. Dogs in leads please.
Please book for this events. paul.dartmoor@gmail.com
Cost is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust welcome.
If you cannot make these dates but would to go on a walk looking for letterboxes or to learn about the area if there are 6 or more people we may be able to arrange another date so please contact me.

Details

Duration: 8:30 PM, 24/06/2021 – 10:30 AM, 24/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre)
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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27/06/2021 | Whitehorse Hill WALK UNDER REVIEW DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE Strenuous walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 3:00 AM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (Sx659 839)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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27/06/2021 | Whitehorse Hill Strenuous walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX 659 839)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £10.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Strenuous
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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27/06/2021 | 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 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.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 27/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – £40 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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29/06/2021 | Moor, meadow and mire Easy walk

Walk overview

Dartmoor’s mosaic of species-rich habitats makes it a very special place. Today we explore several of these precious habitats and meet some of the animals whose grazing is vital to maintain them. We will be a small group, joined by Challacombe’s farmer to wander through upland hay meadows, vibrant with flowers and buzzing with insects; traditional Rhôs pasture full of orchids; and valley mires where dragonflies dart and rare butterflies flutter. After lunch we stride out onto the open hills to stretch our legs and enjoy some of the best heathland on Dartmoor, a blaze of yellow gorse and purple heather.

If you prefer just the gentle pace of the morning, during which we won’t walk more than a mile, there is no obligation to join us for the 3-4 mile afternoon walk. Both walks will stay on dry ground, so lightweight walking boots/shoes are fine.

Contact the guide Geri Skeens for further information.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/06/2021 – 4:00 PM, 29/06/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Challacombe Farm (SX694795)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £15 Children (U16) – £5
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

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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17/07/2021 | Navigating on Open Moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 17/07/2021 – 4:30 PM, 17/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Moderate
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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24/07/2021 | Moor, meadow and mire Easy walk

Walk overview

Dartmoor’s mosaic of species-rich habitats makes it a very special place. Today we explore several of these precious habitats and meet some of the animals whose grazing is vital to maintain them. We will be a small group, joined by Challacombe’s farmer to wander through upland hay meadows, vibrant with flowers and buzzing with insects; traditional Rhôs pasture full of orchids; and valley mires where dragonflies dart and rare butterflies flutter. After lunch we stride out onto the open hills to stretch our legs and enjoy some of the best heathland on Dartmoor, a blaze of yellow gorse and purple heather.

If you prefer just the gentle pace of the morning, during which we won’t walk more than a mile, there is no obligation to join us for the 3-4 mile afternoon walk. Both walks will stay on dry ground, so lightweight walking boots/shoes are fine.

Contact the guide Geri Skeens for further information.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/07/2021 – 4:00 PM, 24/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Challacombe Farm (SX694795)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £20 Children (U16) – £7
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

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.skeens@gmail.com

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25/07/2021 | Brilliant Bog Moderate walk

Walk overview

Did you know that the Earth’s bogs store more carbon than its rainforests? Bog mosses are hero plants, building peat bogs at the rate of a metre per millennium. The bogs that blanket the upland plateaux of North and South Dartmoor not only lock away carbon and regulate river flow but are home to some rare and extraordinary plants and animals. Plants here have to live off just rainwater and sunshine; all that is except those which have taken to eating insects! We’ll go in search of these sticky little plants and others that flower in July such as colourful bog asphodel and the waving heads of bog cotton. We’ll learn about life on the bog and enjoy the wild, remote beauty of Dartmoor’s peaty heart.

The day involves walking approx. 8 miles, some of it on rough, wet and slightly boggy ground. Walking boots will do fine; no need for wellies.

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.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 25/07/2021 – 4:30 PM, 25/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £20 Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Moderate
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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31/07/2021 | Wondrous Woodlands Moderate walk

Walk overview

Dartmoor’s upland oakwoods are special places, with stunted trees draped in mosses and lichens; places that support rare plants and animals, and that feel rather magical.
We will visit Black-a-Tor Copse, less visited than Wistman’s Wood, more remote and just as charming. We also have time to take in the beautiful wooded Isle of Rocks, where the West Okement river tumbles over a boulder-strewn stream bed in dappled shade.

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. We may be lucky enough to see Dippers diving into the river or Grey wagtails catching insects on the wing. You will learn the names of two or three species but the day is not so much about absorbing facts as appreciating these very special woodlands.

The day involves walking approx. 5 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.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 31/07/2021 – 4:00 PM, 31/07/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £25 including hand lens Children (U16) – N/A
Skill Level: Moderate
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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01/08/2021 | Navigating on Open Moorland Moderate walk

Walk overview

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.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 01/08/2021 – 4:30 PM, 01/08/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX646788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £40 Children (U16) – n/a
Skill Level: Moderate
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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