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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24/08/2020 | A perambulation of Fox Tor Mire Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk will take in views of the notorious Fox Tor Mire, as portrayed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound Of the Baskervilles as Great Grimpen Mire. We will also visit Childe’s Tomb where the famous legend took place. The terrain will be testing at times and wet under foot.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

We will meet in the big quarry car park marked P on the map where the track to Nun’s Cross Farm starts west of Whiteworks.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 24/08/2020 – 1:30 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Nuns Cross Farm Quarry Car Park (Whiteworks Parking Area) (SX 604 707)
Distance (Approx): 5.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for Under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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24/08/2020 | Study of Hutholes – ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Easy stroll to study the remains of the six houses that make up this early medieval hamlet built on the site of an earlier Saxon settlement.
Part of a trio of Medieval tours.
If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 24/08/2020 – 3:00 PM, 24/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Dockwell Crossroads (SX 703 759)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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25/08/2020 | Exploring Burrator Reservoir Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
A guided walk exploring Burrator arboretum, the reservoir and Longstone Manor. This walk is on both tarmac and hard gravel. For mobility scooters this is a Category 1 walk. Dogs must be on a lead at all times.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 25/08/2020 – 2:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Burrator Arboretum (SX568689)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an 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: 07557330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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25/08/2020 | Dartmoor in a Morning Easy walk

Walk overview

Our walk will explore the richness of the Dartmoor landscape with its tors and granite, as well as the human influences of its prehistoric, medieval, early tin industry and modern occupations.

Fairly easy walking, some uphill but not too steep.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Paul Glanville
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX531751)
Distance (Approx): 2.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to the Donate for Dartmoor charity appreciated……………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an 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: 07720509272
Email: pglanville@dartmoor.gov.uk

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25/08/2020 | Cranmere Pool and Moorland Safety Walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join me for a wonderful walk to Cranmere Pool; the site of the original Dartmoor Letter Box. We will also take in Fernworthy Forest, Teignhead Farm, Whitehorse Hill and Black Ridge peat pass en route, and the Sittaford recumbent, and Grey Whethers stone circles on our return.

During the day we will also discuss staying safe whilst enjoying the wild moor, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions. There will be areas of boggy and uneven terrain.

Please be aware of the parking and start point for this walk. It is NOT at the main car park but you must carry on right to the far end of the lane by the gate that leads up into the forest. The Grid Reference and map are both accurately showing the end of the lane for the start. We could all meet and leave some cars at the main car park for which a fee of about £4 is charged and then car share with as few cars as possible to the walk start location at the end of the lane.

Please wear robust footwear and bring waterproofs and food and drink for the day. For capable 16 yrs and older only. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Shona Fernyhough
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX659839)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10.00 donation to be shared between Devon Air Ambulance and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton is appreciated………………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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25/08/2020 | An Evening With the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Guide Colin Ridgers and the Plymouth Section of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team on a training evening in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly but you will need a torch. This is a wonderful opportunity to see at first hand how the Dartmoor Rescue Teams are organised, deployed and managed out on the moors. Booking is essential because places on these rare evenings go so quickly!

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 25/08/2020 – 9:30 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Dartmoor Rescue Group
Start Location: Pork Hill (SX530751)
Distance (Approx): 1 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Dartmoor Rescue Group Plymouth Division appreciated…………….. Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

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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25/08/2020 | Lovely Lustleigh Cleave Moderate walk

Walk overview

A varied walk up Lustleigh Cleave through ancient woodland, out onto open moorland with views over to the eastern edge of Dartmoor. We will visit an Iron Age hill fort and return via the river Bovey valley to Lustleigh where there is opportunity for refreshment.
The Moorland section is largely on tracks but ground is uneven and it is exposed at the Iron Age hill fort. About 500m on a lane before rejoining footpath towards the end. Approximately 200m of height gained and lost en route.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Parking is found by the Church in the centre of the village and the walk will start outside of the Cleave Pub nearby.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 25/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 25/08/2020
Guide: Sue Perry
Start Location: Lustleigh Church (SX786813)
Distance (Approx): 4.4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated…………… Children (U16) – Free for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an 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: 07972048194
Email: suedianaperry@yahoo.co.uk

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26/08/2020 | A River Plym Flirtation Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Starting from Blackaton Cross car park near Cadover Bridge we will walk past the china clay pits to Great Trowelsworthy Tor with its wonderful views, then on to Plym Steps via Hen Tor. After crossing the River Plym we will ascend to Higher Hartor Tor before taking a lovely stroll down the greensward passing standing stones and menhirs to visit Dittsworthy Warren House, made famous in the film ‘War Horse’. We will then head to Legis Tor before following the river to Cadover Bridge and back to the car park. This walk will cover rocky ground, tracks, open moorland and boggy areas and have stream crossings.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 26/08/2020 – 2:30 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Blackaton Cross (SX 570 631)
Distance (Approx): 10 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s Free. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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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26/08/2020 | Hydro Turbine guided tour EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL TRUST GUIDELINES Moderate walk

Walk overview

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED BECAUSE ALL EVENTS ON NATIONAL TRUST LAND ARE CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Join this guided walk with knowledgeable tour guides who will lead you from Fingle Bridge to the Hydro Turbine on the River Teign and tell you about its history and how it works. (The tour is over very steep and uneven ground. The timings are estimates and the tour might last longer.)

Fingle bridge will only cope with moderate width cars to go over to the car park. Some drivers with wider cars may prefer to park before you reach the bridge and walk over to the walk start meeting point on the other side of the bridge from the Pub.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 26/08/2020 – 12:30 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: National Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX743900)
Distance (Approx): 2 miles
Cost: Adults – CANCELLED Children (U16) – CANCELLED
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Rebecca Glover (Drogo Visitor Experience Manager) 01647 433306
Email: Rebecca.glover@nationaltrust.org.uk

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26/08/2020 | Hydro Turbine guided tour CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL TRUST GUIDELINES Moderate walk

Walk overview

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED BECAUSE ALL EVENTS ON NATIONAL TRUST LAND ARE CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Join this guided walk with knowledgeable tour guides who will lead you from Fingle Bridge to the Hydro Turbine on the River Teign and tell you about its history and how it works. (The tour is over very steep and uneven ground. The timings are estimates and the tour might last longer.)

Fingle bridge will only cope with moderate width cars to go over to the car park. Some drivers with wider cars may prefer to park before you reach the bridge and walk over to the walk start meeting point on the other side of the bridge from the Pub.

If you are bringing a dog on this walk you are responsible to ensure you comply with the National Park byelaws by having your dog under close control at all times. The guide reserves the right to ask you to put your dog on a lead if felt necessary.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 26/08/2020 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: National Trust
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX743900)
Distance (Approx): 2 miles
Cost: Adults – CANCELLED Children (U16) – CANCELLED
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: Rebecca Glover (Drogo Visitor Experience Manager)01647 433306
Email: Rebecca.glover@nationaltrust.org.uk

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