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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21/08/2021 | Navigation for Beginners Easy walk

Walk overview

Details of activity: 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: 9:30 AM, 21/08/2021 – 4:00 PM, 21/08/2021
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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27/08/2021 | Zoom Talk about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance on the eve of the festival Easy walk

Walk overview

Join us on the Friday evening before the walking festival starts for an online zoom talk about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance by one of the charity speakers. The zoom link will be shared here nearer the day of the talk and there will be a waiting room system to let people in.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 27/08/2021
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Air Ambulance per family Children (U16) – free
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: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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28/08/2021 | 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 tussocky grass in others, and a couple of narrow streams, so a challenging walk, made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, by the prehistoric monuments we encounter en route, and if fine some stunning views across the North moors.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 28/08/2021 – 5:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Geri Skeens
Start Location: Batworthy (Nr Gidleigh/Chagford) (SX 662866)
Distance (Approx): 11 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 Children (U16) – Not applicable
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07765 482333
Email: geri.dartmoor@gmail.com

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28/08/2021 | Nature fights back, Hawns & Dendles Waste Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Tim Ferry on this walk which is restricted to 10 participants, and 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.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2021 – 2:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Higher Hele Farm (Cornwood) (SX614612)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – under 16 free
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

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

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28/08/2021 | Zoom talk about Higher Uppacott with Ian Johnstone Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian Johnstone for a talk about Higher Uppacott, the Schedule 1 status Dartmoor Long House owner by the National Park Authority

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 28/08/2021 – 9:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Online from your armchair
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5 per family Children (U16) – free
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: 07845176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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28/08/2021 | Military Manoeuvres – In Okehampton Battle 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. For those taking part in the afternoon walk, please bring a packed lunch. Please book by E Mail to tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org Further information Tel 07827 975751
IMPORTANT – You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises. Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance, SX586932. Approach through Okehampton centre and follow signs up Station Road/Camp Road to EX20 1QP.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2021 – 12:30 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Lt Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932.)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – £5
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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28/08/2021 | Military Manoeuvres – on Okehampton Training Area and Ranges Moderate walk

Walk overview

Walking tour of Training Area describing how it was and is used by the military.
Tracks and uneven, tussock grass
Please book by E Mail to tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org
Further information Tel 07827 975751
IMPORTANT – You must give car details when booking and take photo identification to enter military premises
Meet at Okehampton Camp entrance, SX586932. Approach through Okehampton centre and follow signs up Station Road/Camp Road to EX20 1QP.
Dogs welcome but on leads near sheep.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 28/08/2021 – 4:00 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Lt Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932.)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – £5
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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28/08/2021 | River, forest and moor – classic Dartmoor – Mobility scooter event Moderate walk

Walk overview

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. This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
We will meet for all these accessible events at 1030am for an 11am start to give time for unloading scooters etc and preparations.
Walking grade medium walkers- level 2
Mobility scooters – category 3. Gravel forest paths with some inclines. Option to go up Laughter Tor which is steep and on rough grass paths

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 28/08/2021 – 3:30 PM, 28/08/2021
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Bellever Forest (SX 657772)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – Donations welcome 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: 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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29/08/2021 | Sunday morning Manaton stroll Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join local guide Mike Jeffery for a Sunday morning stroll to a medieval village through lanes and across the moors. Park in the village car park and meet Mike by the Church nearby

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2021 – 1:00 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Manaton Church (SX749812)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 01647 440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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29/08/2021 | Visit the White Tor Neolithic settlement with the National Park Archaeologist. Moderate walk

Walk overview

Meet Simon Dell and archaeologist Dr Lee Bray at Cox Tor Car Park at 10am and we will walk north to White Tor to visit and discuss the new interpretations and features of the Neolithic evidence there with Lee Bray, National Park archaeologist who recently surveyed the area. We will walk back for mid-afternoon via other historic sites on the way.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2021 – 3:30 PM, 29/08/2021
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX 530 751)
Distance (Approx): 7 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation 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: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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