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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31/08/2022 | Belstone Morning walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join local guide Chris Bourne on this walk over the High moorland above Belstone from the village car park by the Village Hall. We will go up to Belstone Tors and across the open moorland south to Higher Tor and dropping down to the Taw valley and marsh to return along the track back to the village.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 1:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Belstone (SX 621 938)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 suggested Donation to SAAFA Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07974412326
Email: chris@pegasusoutdoorventures.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Introduction to Dartmoor Moderate walk

Walk overview

The walk will be from Haytor visitor’s car park on a circular route which will take in Haytor Quarries, Smallacombe rocks. Holwell Tor Quarries up to Haytor and back to the visitor’s car park. The route is along grass tracks with some single tracks. A short distance along grass and boggy paths where a little more careful walking required. The walk back from Haytor to the car park is down a steep hill which can be slippery when wet. This walk is aimed at anyone who would like a walk over the moors who can easily walk 6km.
The walk will include a talk on granite, quarries, bronze age habitats bogs and tors.
Beginning at the visitors car park. There are car parking charges. £2 for two hours and £4 all day. If you do not wish to pay charges 400meters along the road is a nonpaying car park but is on rough ground. What3words trails.rationing.feathers

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 31/08/2022 – 2:30 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Richard Gooding
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX 765 771)
Distance (Approx): 5 miles
Cost: Adults – Suggested donation of £5 to the Devon Air Ambulance charity Children (U16) – Free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07732073188
Email: Jan7gooding@yahoo.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Nordic Walking Taster Walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

These taster walks will introduce you to the Nordic Walking technique using Nordic Walking poles that will be provided. Following the technique learning session there will be the opportunity to try out your Nordic Walking technique on a walk.
The walk will be on tracks that might be slightly uneven and rocky in places.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 12:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Sue Hodges
Start Location: Norsworthy Bridge (SX569693)
Distance (Approx): 4 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – free for under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07859 886131
Email: suehodges@tinyworld.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Study of Houndtor Mediaeval abandoned settlement Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian for an easy stroll to look at the site of this abandoned 13th Century village which also includes a visit to Hound Tor itself and is part of a trio of medieval tours.

Details

Duration: 2:30 PM, 31/08/2022 – 4:30 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX 740 793)
Distance (Approx): 2 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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31/08/2022 | Exploring habitats: brilliant bog Moderate walk

Walk overview

Did you know the Earth’s bogs store more carbon than its rainforests? Bog mosses are hero plants, building the brilliant bog that blankets Dartmoor’s upland plateaux and is home to some rare and extraordinary plants and animals. Plants here have to live off just rainwater and sunshine; all that is except those which have taken to eating insects, as seen on The Green Planet! Join Geri Skeens as you go in search of these sticky little plants and others that flower in high summer such as colourful bog asphodel and the waving heads of bog cotton. We’ll learn about life on the bog and enjoy the wild, remote beauty of Dartmoor’s peaty heart.
Some of the terrain is rough, wet and slightly boggy. Walking boots will do fine; no need for wellies.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2022 – 4:00 PM, 31/08/2022
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX 646788)
Distance (Approx): 8 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Under 16s free
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: 07765 482333
Email: info@geriskeens.co.uk

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01/09/2022 | A Stroll to the Beacon Easy walk

Walk overview

This gentle walk will be over open but easy moorland with some inclines but nothing too strenuous. The aim is to reach Buckland Beacon and see the Ten Commandments Stones carved nearly a hundred years ago. Why and by whom? Come and find out!

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/09/2022 – 12:00 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Cold East Cross (SX 740 742)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 for the Friends of St. John’s Church North Bovey Children (U16) – Under 16s 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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01/09/2022 | The Avon valley from Shipley Bridge to the dam: an accessible walk Easy walk

Walk overview

This guided walk will follow the River Avon upstream to the dam with beautiful views of the river and surrounding landscape and plenty of history to explore en route. With a good quality tarmac surface all the way this is a Category 1 route for people using mobility scooters but able bodied walkers also welcome. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the end! Support dogs welcome

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/09/2022 – 12:30 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX681629)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – Suggested donation of £5 to Devon Air Ambulance 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: Dawn Williamson 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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01/09/2022 | Tour of Higher Uppacott Longhouse at Poundsgate owned by the National Park Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian on the final part of a trio of mediaeval tours. The is a unique opportunity to offer two tours of this Grade 1 building with a DNPA Guide. Places are limited and priority will be given to those who have also come along to the Hut Holes and Hound Tor visits during the festival. We have a maximum of 20 per tour. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 01/09/2022 – 12:00 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Higher Uppacott, Poundsgate (SX 702 728)
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Under 16 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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01/09/2022 | Tour of Higher Uppacott Longhouse at Poundsgate owned by the National Park Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Ian on the final part of a trio of mediaeval tours. The is a unique opportunity to offer two tours of this Grade 1 building with a DNPA Guide. Places are limited and priority will be given to those who have also come along to the Hut Holes and Hound Tor visits during the festival. We have a maximum of 20 per tour. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 01/09/2022 – 3:30 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Higher Uppacott, Poundsgate (SX 702 728)
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Donate to Dartmoor Children (U16) – Under 16 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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01/09/2022 | Meldon and its industries Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Mike Jeffery and Bob Adamson on an afternoon looking at the industries of the Meldon valley and quarry, Dogs on leads, bring warm clothing and a drink with you.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 01/09/2022 – 5:00 PM, 01/09/2022
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX 561 917)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to under 16s
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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