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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24/08/2019 | 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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25/08/2019 | Wild Dartmoor Antiquities Moderate walk

Walk overview

On this walk of 7 miles we will penetrate remote Dartmoor far from civilization, where we will visit some wonderful, and rarely-viewed pre-historic sacred ritual sites. There will be some boggy and uneven ground as we skirt ridges and valleys of the north moor.

Booking is required for this walk.

There is roadside parking available below Shilstone Tor, west of Throwleigh

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 2:30 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Shilstone Tor (SX658902)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance. Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
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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25/08/2019 | Barrows, Pools & Rings Strenuous walk

Walk overview

The plan for this walk is to visit some of the interesting features on and around Brent Moor and the Quickbeam Hill area of Dartmoor. This 11 mile walk will be broadly circular, starting and finishing at the Shipley Bridge car parking area. There are many sites and aspects of interest on this walk ranging from extensive tinner’s pits to Bronze Age features. There are burial chambers, industrial excavations and Bronze Age enclosures too.

Booking is required for this walk.

Take some change with you for the car park honesty box fee.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 25/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Nigel Grist
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

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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25/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters. Around East Dartmoor Nature Reserve Moderate walk

Walk overview

This guided walk of just under 6 miles will look at the varying habitats of Yarner Wood and the Bovey Valley and the human history of the area. It will be on gravel tracks with some gradients, and small amounts of heathland paths.

For disabled ramblers this walk has been categorised as difficulty level 2, although there are some sections which are considered level 3.

Booking is required for this activity.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 25/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 25/08/2019
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Middle Trendlebere Down CP (SX782793)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to under 16s and carers.
Skill Level: Moderate
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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26/08/2019 | A Walk on the Wild Side Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A bit of a wilderness walk over Black Dunghill, White Barrow and out to Lynch Tor. Some wild walking will take us to Cowsic Head, Beardown Man Standing Stone, Lydford Tor then back to Holming Beam. This will cover a distance of 8 miles and include some tough walking over Mat Grass and some boggy land. Expect wet feet!

Parking at Holming Beam is free. Booking is required for this activity.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 2:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Holming Beam (SX591764)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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26/08/2019 | Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Easy stroll of less than 1 mile to study the remains of the six houses that made up this early medieval hamlet, built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.

Booking is required for this walk.

Park at the crossroads 300m south-west of Dockwell.

Details

Duration: 2:30 PM, 26/08/2019 – 3:30 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX704759)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 voluntary donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 voluntary donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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