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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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.

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.

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 Moderate walk

Walk overview

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 – £5 donation to the National Trust Children (U16) – £5 donation to the National Trust. 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: 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 Moderate walk

Walk overview

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 – £5 donation to the National Trust Children (U16) – £5 donation to the National Trust. 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: Rebecca Glover (Drogo Visitor Experience Manager)01647 433306
Email: Rebecca.glover@nationaltrust.org.uk

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26/08/2020 | Tour of Hound Tor ruined Medieval settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the houses and barns that form this 13th century village.
Our walk will also include exploring Hound Tor itself.
The route is easy over open moorland via the granite strewn tor and includes a steep hill.
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, 26/08/2020 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX740793)
Distance (Approx): 1 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: 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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26/08/2020 | Dartmoor Belstone Blast Moderate walk

Walk overview

We will ascend to Belstone and Higher Tors with stunning views in all directions from the ridge before dropping down to the beautiful Taw valley for our return to Belstone village where well-earned refreshments are available.

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, 26/08/2020 – 1:00 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Belstone (SX 621938.)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Pilgrim Bandits Charity 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: 07974 412326
Email: chris@pegasusoutdoorventures.co.uk

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26/08/2020 | Rings, Tors, Woods and Bridges around Bellever Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Lynda Williams from Tavistock Ramblers for a walk from Postbridge through Bellever Woods to the Kraps Ring and Lakehead ancient settlements, up to Bellever Tor with its dramatic views and on to Huccaby Ring and Tor, then Laughter Tor before returning via Bellever bridge and the iconic Postbridge clapper bridge.

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, 26/08/2020 – 3:00 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX 646 788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but Donations for Devon Air Ambulance Welcomed Children (U16) – Free but Donations for Devon Air Ambulance Welcomed. 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: 07710 969491 & 01882 852468
Email: Lynwilliams7@msn.com

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26/08/2020 | Devon Air Ambulance evening talk and presentation at Drake’s Cafe, Grenofem Easy walk

Walk overview

Come and join us for an evening at Drake’s Cafe at Grenofen (formerly known as The Halfway House Pub) when one of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteer speakers will be doing a presentation on the work of the Devon Air Ambulance for us to compliment the week’s activities and walks. Space is limited to about 30 so best to reserve seats by emailing Simon on simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk Postcode for Drake’s Cafe is Grenofen, Tavistock PL19 9ER

Details

Duration: 7:30 PM, 26/08/2020 – 9:00 PM, 26/08/2020
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Drakes Cafe, Grenofen, Tavistock (SX 493 715)
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – Donations to Air Ambulance on the night Children (U16) – Donation on the night for under 16s. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07846 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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