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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31/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters alongside the River Avon. Easy walk

Walk overview

This guided walk of just under 5 miles 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. A good quality tarmac surface all the way. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the end!

Booking is required for this activity.

This activity is rated as Category 1 – smooth tarmac and a gentle incline. For the able bodied the walk is classified as Easy.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2019 – 12:30 PM, 31/08/2019
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to carers and children under 16
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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31/08/2019 | A walk to visit the famous pre-historic settlement of Grimspound Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk of 4 miles will take us over Shapley Tor on the north end of Hameldown before dropping down to study this wonderful site. A few paths but mostly over heather moorland. Parking is available at the roadside on the B3212, about 4 miles outside Moretonhampstead on an S bend and after a cattle grid.

Booking is required for this walk

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 31/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 31/08/2019
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Shapley Common (SX698835)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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31/08/2019 | Tavistock Ramblers Interpretation of the Mary Michael Pilgrimage Route – Part 1: Lydford to Belstone Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Paul Brookes from Tavistock Ramblers for an all day 12.5 mile linear walk from Lydford to Belstone via Gt Links Tor, Vellake Corner, Meldon Reservoir, Rowtor, Cullever Steps.
Tracks, open moorland, ascents and descents, some uneven ground. The Chapel Tea Rooms in Belstone will be open for walkers to avail themselves of a well deserved cup of tea and a piece of cake at the end of their walk. It will be necessary to take car(s) to Belstone Car Park (SX621938) in order to return walkers to Lydford. Parking at both car parks is free of charge.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 31/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 31/08/2019
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Lydford Village car park
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01822 820597, 0796959 2779
Email: paul@burleyview.co.uk

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31/08/2019 | Tavy Cleave walk. Moderate walk

Walk overview

A walk of about 4 miles on tracks and open moorland to explore an old chapel, the Lych Way, an abandoned farm now used by the Army, one of Dartmoor’s largest Bronze Age settlements, Tavy Cleave, and lots of stories.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 31/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 31/08/2019
Guide: Richard Ware
Start Location: Lane End (Wilsworthy) (SX537824)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance 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: 07885251606
Email: rware1@iCloud.com

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01/09/2019 | Accessible Walk for Mobility Scooters. Teign Gorge River Ramble Easy walk

Walk overview

This guided walk of 5 miles will take us along a level, well-surfaced path beside the rushing River Teign from Fingle to Clifford Bridge in the stunning wooded gorge below Castle Drogo. We’ll hope for views of heron, kingfisher and dippers – our only diving and swimming songbird. There will be an optional diversion to Upperton Weir.

Booking is required for this activity.

This activity is considered a Category 1 ramble over gravel path and gentle inclines.

Parking beside the road leading down to the Fingle Bridge Inn.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 01/09/2019 – 3:00 PM, 01/09/2019
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Fingle Bridge (SX743899)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for carers and children under 16.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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01/09/2019 | Okehampton Battle Camp Visit Easy walk

Walk overview

During the morning we will visit the Okehampton Battle Camp museum and look at artefacts of the military use of the Dartmoor during the First World War. Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant of the Dartmoor Training Area, and the present Commandant , Lt Col Crispin d’Apice, will give an explanation with illustrations of how troops trained and lived before deploying to the trenches.

Booking is required for this activity as group size is limited.

Parking is available at Okehampton Battle Camp Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry. NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/09/2019 – 12:30 PM, 01/09/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund. Suggested £5.00 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund. Suggested £5.00 per person please.
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org

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01/09/2019 | Walking the Okehampton Ranges Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Lt Col Tony Clark, previously Commandant on a walk of about 8 miles around the Dartmoor Military Training Area to see some of the features of the area including the target rail track and other historical features associated with the First World War and other conflicts, and hear how they were used by the soldiers.

Booking is required for this walk as group size is limited.

Parking is available at the camp. Drive to the main gate of the camp and take with you some photo I.D like a Driving Licence to gain entry. NO I.D. NO Entry NO exception NO walk! You will be directed to the parking on the parade ground by the security gate staff.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 01/09/2019 – 4:00 PM, 01/09/2019
Guide: Col Tony Clark
Start Location: Okehampton Battle Camp (SX586932)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund. Suggested £5.00 per person please. Children (U16) – Voluntary donations to Army Benevolent Fund. Suggested £5.00 per person please.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07827 975751
Email: tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org

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01/09/2019 | A Sunday Bimble Moderate walk

Walk overview

This walk of about 7.5 miles over tracks and open moorland will take us to Row Tor, West Mill Tor, Yes Tor, High Willhays, Dinger Tor and East Mill Tor.

Booking is required for this walk.

Donation will be shared equally between Devon Air Ambulance and Pilgrim Bandits.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 01/09/2019 – 2:30 PM, 01/09/2019
Guide: Chris Bourne
Start Location: Okehampton Moor (SX596922)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 charitable donation Children (U16) – £5.00 charitable donation
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

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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01/09/2019 | Tavistock Ramblers Interpretation of the Mary Michael Pilgrimage Route – Part 2: Belstone to Chagford Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Paul Brookes from Tavistock Ramblers for a linear walk of between 12 and 14 miles (depending on preferences on the day) from Belstone to Chagford via belstone Cleave, Cosdon stone rows, Throwleigh, Gidleigh (extension to Scorhill Circle and Kestor), Murchington, R.Teign. The walk is over racks, open moorland, green lanes, quiet lanes, one stream crossing, ascents and descents, some uneven ground.

It will be necessary to leave some cars at Belstone (free parking) and relocate others to Chagford (See Pay & Display board on arrival – parking is charged differently on a Sunday).

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 01/09/2019 – 4:30 PM, 01/09/2019
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Belstone (SX621938)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01822 820597, 0796959 2779
Email: paul@burleyview.co.uk

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02/09/2019 | Great Tors, Great Views! Easy walk

Walk overview

A Mustard Seed Short and Slow walk to some excellent Tors to enjoy the expansive views – if Dartmoor weather plays ball!
We will park on the Tavistock road near to Cox Tor, tacking a gentle ramble up to this amazing viewpoint. From here we will cross to Roos Tor and examine some curiosities there. Then a stroll across to Great Staple Tor will take us on to Middle Staple Tor and Little Staple Tor (blink and you’ll miss it!).
This will be a slow walk with frequent stops. The distance is 4.3 km (2.7 miles).

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 02/09/2019 – 2:30 PM, 02/09/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX537758)
Distance (Approx):
Cost: Adults – No charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – free with 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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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