Activities for everyone

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.

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.

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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.

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14/06/2024 | Nightjar Dusk Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

14 June 2024: Nightjar Dusk Walk
Start time: 8:00 PM
Meeting point: Postbridge Visitor Centre car park
Duration: 3-4 miles | 2 hours
Route:
Join Paul Rendell on an evening walk with a chance to hear the nightjars and maybe see them. Meeting at Postbridge Visitor Centre for a 2 hour walk. Cost is £7.50 per person, please and pay in advance.

Details

Duration: 8:00 PM, 14/06/2024 – 10:00 PM, 14/06/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £7.50 Children (U16) – no
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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19/06/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Phil Watson. Phil’s mountain experience began, as did so many others, with the Duke of Edinburgh award schemes. A few years ago he underwent his Mountain Leader training, becoming qualified in 2013 and since then he has led many walks and expeditions in the UK, with friends, family and young people groups. He has trained Ten Tors teams for the past 10 years. Phil now likes to walk as much as possible in the Lake District and on Dartmoor, with the occasional sortie to Snowdonia, Scotland or the Brecon Beacons, and delights in introducing people to the great outdoors.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 19/06/2024 – 1:00 PM, 19/06/2024
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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23/06/2024 | Dartmoor Moon Walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk will give you chance to walk in the dark on Dartmoor. We hopefully will be walking in the moonlight, so bring a torch. We will learn about some of the many legends and we should see the sun set and moon rise if we get a clear evening. Bring a drink and a snack and wear warm clothes. Dogs are not permitted on this walk.
Cost is £7.50 per person, under 16 £5 per person and you must book and pay in advance, limited spaces. This walks will book up fast so be quick. You can pay by Paypal, Cheque or Bacs.

Details

Duration: 8:00 PM, 23/06/2024 – 10:00 PM, 23/06/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Haytor (Higher)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £7.50 Children (U16) – £5.00
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: 01837 54727
Email: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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26/06/2024 | Wednesday Walks Moderate walk

Walk overview

Moorland Guides are delighted to once again, be running walks every Wednesday to members of the public. We’ll meet at Haytor Visitor Centre every Wednesday at 10am for a 3 hour walk in the surrounding area. Depending on the guide and group size, we might visit Haytor Quarry, the old tramway, Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor, Becka Brook and maybe even Hound Tor.

Each week will have a different route and perspective, as each of our guides has a different area of expertise and experience of the moors.

This week, our walk will be run by Keith Lambeth. Keith has in the region of 35 years of backpacking and mountaineering experience with over 25 years active service in Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton. Keith moved to Dartmoor in 1992 and now leads and guides small groups and individuals on a variety of public and bespoke hikes and walks. Keith is a passionate explorer of the links between history, legend and landscape of the British Isles and Dartmoor in Particular.

Payment can be paid via bank transfer or by clicking this stripe link: https://buy.stripe.com/28oaIddgKd54eiYfYY. Please note these walks require a minimum of 5 walkers and we reserve the right to cancel the walk if we haven’t met the required numbers by midday on the day before. In this event, we will offer to transfer your booking to another week or refund you.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/06/2024 – 1:00 PM, 26/06/2024
Guide: Keith Lambeth
Start Location: Haytor (Lower)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – £15.00 Children (U16) – £0.00
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: 07774088938
Email: hannahdurdin@gmail.com

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20/07/2024 | Across North Dartmoor via Fur Tor (Linear walk) Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Meeting Point: Fernworthy Reservoir, parking area at far end of reservoir. Taking some cars to Lydford High Down to start the walk.
Duration: 12 miles 6- 7 hours
Route: Lydford High Down, Hare Tor, Rattlebrook, Watern Oke, Fur Tor, Cut Hill, East Dart River, River Teign and Fernworthy. For Dartmoor 365 fans, we shall be visiting squares, G4, G5,

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 20/07/2024 – 4:00 PM, 20/07/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir
Distance (Approx): 12 miles
Cost: Adults – £12.50 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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23/07/2024 | Tuesday Morning Walks – Two Bridges Moderate walk

Walk overview

An 2 hour walk looking the history and the nature of the area.
Visiting Longaford Tor, Crocken Tor and Wistman’s Wood.
Please book the day before. Well behave dogs allowed

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 23/07/2024 – 12:00 PM, 09/04/2024
Guide: Paul Rendell
Start Location: Two Bridges (SX609751)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £7.00 Children (U16) – no
Skill Level: Moderate
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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08/09/2024 | The Tavistock Canal – industrial history and a poetry trail. An accessible walk Easy walk

Walk overview

A walk along the tow path of the Tavistock Canal from Tavistock towards the tunnel. This walk is suitable for people using electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters and is a Level 1 walk, flat on a gravel track. After rain it can become muddy – Level 2. Able bodied walkers are also welcome.
We will look at the industrial history of the canal and also the recent poetry trail along the route. This is wooded route with woodland flowers and birds. It also has views across to Dartmoor through the trees.
Parking is at Bedford Road carpark which has accessible toilets.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 08/09/2024 – 1:30 PM, 08/09/2024
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Tavistock (Outside Bedford Hotel)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but donation to Devon Air Ambulance welcome Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

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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09/09/2024 | Fingle Bridge and Whiddon Deer Park – an accessible walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

This accessible walk starts and finishes at Fingle Bridge Inn. It follows the River Teign upstream looking at industry as well as trees, lichens and mosses and the historical Deer Park. It is a Level 3 walk for those using mobility scooters, although it is mostly flat is has one hill and the gravel path is rough in places. Able bodied walkers also welcome.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 09/09/2024 – 3:30 PM, 09/09/2024
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX743899)
Distance (Approx): 4.5 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but a donation to Devon Air Ambulance is welcome Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

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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10/09/2024 | Pew tor and Black Down – open moorland and the military. An accessible walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This walk explores part of the high moor with wonderful views north to Exmoor and the north coast. It is suitable for people using mobility scooters and is a Level 3 walk as has some grassy sections, hills and parts of the gravel track can be bumpy. Able bodied walkers are also welcome. It is exposed in places so participants are urged to bring clothing for all weathers.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 10/09/2024 – 4:00 AM, 10/09/2024
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Row Tor Car Parking (SX597913)
Distance (Approx): 7 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but donation to Devon Air Ambulance welcome Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Strenuous
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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12/09/2024 | The Wray Trail from Bovey Tracey – an accessible walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk follows the Wray Trail from Bovey Tracey through Parke. It is an out and back walk through a park and then along an old railway line. It is a Level 1 walk for those using electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters. We will cover about 4 miles but it can be extended into Parke for those with suitable scoters. We will discuss the history of the railway line, Parke National Trust land and the management of the area. Bring a drink and a snack as we will stop along the way.
There is an accessible toilet at the carpark.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 12/09/2024 – 1:00 PM, 12/09/2024
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Bovey Tracey Station Road Car Park (SX815782)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but donation to Devon Air Ambulance welcome Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

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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