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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27/08/2020 | 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 famous Ten Commandments Stones carved nearly a hundred years ago. Why and by whom? Come and find out!
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, 27/08/2020 – 12:00 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Cole East Cross (SX740742)
Distance (Approx): 2.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to the Friends of St. John’s Church, North Bovey Children (U16) – £5 donation to the Friends of St. John’s Church, North Bovey. 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: 01647 440053
Email: jenkin957@btinternet.com

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27/08/2020 | The River Teign and Iron Age fort Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This walk follows the Teign river before going up a steep hill to the Iron Age fort from where there are spectacular views along the valley. The path then descends and the rest of the walk is flat alongside the river. The path has a gravel surface. This walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome.
For mobility scooters this walk is Category 3; includes a 90m ascent and descent. For walkers it is moderately difficult; uphill and downhill sections.
The meeting point and start will be in the Fingle Woods Car Park area on the opposite side of the river to the Fingle Bridge Inn. Meet 10.30 for an 11am start.

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, 27/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Fingle Woods Car Park (SX743899)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated Children (U16) – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated. 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: 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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27/08/2020 | Tour of Higher Uppacott – Medieval longhouse owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority Easy walk

Walk overview

Final part of a trio of Medieval tours.
Special permission to offer two tours of this unique house with a Dartmoor National Park guide.
Maximum 20 per tour; priority will be given to those coming on the Hutholes and Hound Tor walks in the festival.
Meet at the house; the guide will show you where to park.
Uneven floors; narrow stairs.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 27/08/2020 – 12:00 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Higher Uppacott, Poundsgate (SX702728)
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – £6 to Donate for Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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27/08/2020 | Tour of Higher Uppacott – Medieval longhouse owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority Easy walk

Walk overview

Final part of a trio of Medieval tours.
Special permission to offer two tours of this unique house with a Dartmoor National Park guide.
Maximum 20 per tour; priority will be given to those coming on the Hutholes and Hound Tor walks in the festival.
Meet at the house; the guide will show you where to park.
Uneven floors; narrow stairs.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 27/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Higher Uppacott, Poundsgate (SX702728)
Distance (Approx): 0 miles
Cost: Adults – £6 to Donate for Dartmoor Children (U16) – Free 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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27/08/2020 | Wigford Down Antiquities and Dewerstone Rock Easy walk

Walk overview

Join Rosemary Clarke of Tavistock Ramblers for a walk from Cadover Bridge across Wigford Down to view the antiquities around Dewerstone Rock with splendid 360 degree views both inland and across Plymouth. Open moor and tracks.
The start point is not the big main Cadover Bridge car park. Instead go over the bridge north towards Yelverton and past the cottage in the trees on the left; then the car park is on the left just up the hill.

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: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2020 – 8:30 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Cadover Bridge (SX554648)
Distance (Approx): 3 miles
Cost: Adults – Free but donations to Devon Air Ambulance welcome Children (U16) – Free but donations to Devon Air Ambulance welcome. 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: 07951 755858 & 01822 615564
Email: rosemary.clarke@anderton39.co.uk

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27/08/2020 | Walk & Wild Swim Moderate walk

Walk overview

Journey back in time by walking part of the old South Zeal-Hangingstone Hill peat merchants’ and tinners’ track that skirts dangerous Raybarrow Pool, visiting the Bronze Age Whitmoor stone circle with its magnificent 360 degree views, and impressive reconstructed triple stone row known as the Graveyard or Cemetery. Climbing up Cosdon Beacon for stunning views, we end our day with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Shilley Pool.
Book via https://www.dartmoorsdaughter.com/group-walks-experiences/2020/aug/walk-wild-swim-dwf

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, 27/08/2020 – 4:00 PM, 27/08/2020
Guide: Emma Cunis
Start Location: Clannaborough Cross (SX659913)
Distance (Approx): 5.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Not suitable for Under 18s.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07817 329584
Email: info@dartmoorsdaughter.com

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28/08/2020 | River Bovey and Yarner Wood Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A guided walk to explore the River Bovey and Yarner Wood which is mostly on forest tracks but does include a steep hill. The walk is aimed at people using mobility scooters but all walkers welcome. For mobility scooters the walk is classified as strenuous and for walkers moderate; steep hill on gravel track to go up and down. Meet at 10.30 for 11am start. We will meet in the parking area in Pullabrook Woods by Drakeford Bridge marked on the map. Nearest postcode for satnav is TQ13 9SR Described on Googlemaps as Pullabrook Car park.

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, 28/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 28/08/2020
Guide: Dawn Williamson
Start Location: Drakeford Bridge (Pullabrook Car park, Bovey Valley Woods) (SX789801)
Distance (Approx): 6 miles
Cost: Adults – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Any donation to Devon Air Ambulance appreciated. 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: 07557 330577
Email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

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28/08/2020 | Princetown Evening Stroll Moderate walk

Walk overview

Come along to join Heart of Dartmoor Guided Walks leaders Ian Bishop and Steve Sharrock. We will meet in the rear car pak of the Prince of Wales Pub in Princetown. We will stroll around a few tors following tracks and some open moorland taking in a bit of history and to appreciate the low levels of light pollution to be found around the locality. Bring a torch or head-torch and warm clothing even though it is August. The walk information shows meeting outside of the Visitor Centre in the square but come and meet us all in the car park at the rear of the Prince of Wales to start the stroll. Park in the main village car park which is free after 6pm.

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: 7:00 PM, 28/08/2020 – 10:00 PM, 28/08/2020
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX 589 735)
Distance (Approx): 7 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: 07809 486512
Email: heartofdartmoor@gmail.com

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28/08/2020 | Childrens’ discovery trail at Haytor Moderate walk

Walk overview

A guided walk/trail around the quarries and tramway to include nature studies, industrial archaeology features, prehistoric sites and geology. Meet outside Haytor Visitor Centre.

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, 28/08/2020 – 4:30 PM, 28/08/2020
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Haytor (Lower) (SX 765771)
Distance (Approx): 2.5 miles
Cost: Adults – £5 donation to Devon Air Ambulance……………….. Children (U16) – Free to 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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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28/08/2020 | Walk with a Dartmoor Ranger Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A chance to explore this area of Dartmoor, taking in both well-known sites as well as less familiar parts of the Moor. Come and see some of the work undertaken by the Dartmoor Ranger Service.
Uneven ground and steep in one area. Boggy in places. Some existing tracks will be used but these are uneven and can be wet and muddy.

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, 28/08/2020 – 3:30 PM, 28/08/2020
Guide: Ian Brooker
Start Location: Buttern Farm entrance (SX658895)
Distance (Approx): 7 miles
Cost: Adults – £10 Donation to Donate for Dartmoor Fund 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: 07720 509273
Email: ibrooker@dartmoor.gov.uk

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