28/08/2019 | The Myths and Legends of Dartmoor Easy walk

Walk overview

How do you break the curse of the pixies?! Hear the spooky stories of this wild landscape. Suitable for families but only come if you dare!
This easy walk of three miles takes in some lanes, open moor and fields, The going can get wet in places.

Parking at Hound Tor is free. At peak times there’s an ice cream van.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 28/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Debbie Jenkin
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX739792)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
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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28/08/2019 | Hydro Turbine guided walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join this guided tour for a walk down to the Hydro Turbine where guides will tell you about its history, restoration and how it works. (The Hydro Turbine isn’t normally open to look inside). The walk down and back from the Hydro Turbine is 3 miles, strenuous in places and does include step sections.

Parking at Castle Drogo is free for National Trust members. Non members pay £2.00 for 2 hours or £4.00 all day.

Dogs are welcome on leads. However they are not permitted in the Turbine House but can be tied up outside.

Booking is required for this activity

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 28/08/2019 – 12:30 PM, 28/08/2019
Guide: National Trust
Start Location: Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX725902)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 suggested donation to the National Trust Children (U16) – £5.00 suggested donation to the National Trust
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 433306
Email: April.braund@nationaltrust.org.uk

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28/08/2019 | Hydro Turbine guided walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join this guided tour for a walk down to the Hydro Turbine where guides will tell you about its history, restoration and how it works. (The Hydro Turbine isn’t normally open to look inside). The 3 mile walk down and back from the Hydro Turbine is strenuous and does include step sections.

Parking at Castle Drogo. -National Trust members free. Non members can pay £2 for 2 hours or £4 for all day.

Dogs on leads are welcome. However, they can’t go into the Turbine House but they can be tied up outside.

Booking is required for this activity

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 28/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 28/08/2019
Guide: National Trust
Start Location: Castle Drogo (Car Park) (SX725902)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 suggested donation to the National Trust Children (U16) – £5.00 suggested donation to the National Trust
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 433306
Email: April.braund@nationaltrust.org.uk

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29/08/2019 | Accessible guided walk around Bellever Forest for Mobility scooters. Moderate walk

Walk overview

A beautiful walk of about 8 miles from Postbridge through Bellever Forest to the river and the picturesque stone clapper bridge at Bellever via bronze age huts. While the main Forestry roads are wide and gravelled, some of route is rough, boggy, grassy, muddy and rocky. There are some great viewpoints.

Booking is required for this activity.

For the disabled rambler this walk is considered mostly Category 2, but with occasional sections that are Category 3.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 29/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX647788)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free for carers and children under 16.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07557330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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29/08/2019 | The long range history of Dartmoor Easy walk

Walk overview

We all know what Dartmoor stone looks like. But what actually is it, why is it where it is, what has happened since the rock formed, and what evidence can be used to tell the story? Join us for a couple of hours’ gentle stroll around Burrator to have a look at a few of the pieces of evidence. Mostly we’ll be on even ground but we’ll probably pop up a tor or two.

Booking is required for this activity.

We’re going to be scrambling around rocks, so please wear sturdy footwear. At least one of the places we’ll be visiting is a SSSI, so please leave your geology hammers at home! If you’ve got hand lens / magnifying glass, they may prove useful!

Total distance no more than 3 miles.

Details

Duration: 1:00 PM, 29/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: John Bright
Start Location: Burrator Dam Quarry Car Park (SX549678)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – 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: 07704634695
Email: brighty749@gmail.com

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29/08/2019 | Evening walk from Cox Tor with Tavistock Ramblers Easy walk

Walk overview

This walk of about three and a half miles takes us to Grimstone & Sortridge leat, Heckwood Tor, Pew Tor, Feather Tor & Windy Post. The walk is largely over moorland open pathways.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 29/08/2019 – 8:30 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: Tavistock Ramblers
Start Location: Cox Tor (SX530751)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: Yes

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01822 615564, 07951 755858
Email: Rosemary.clarke@anderton39.co.uk

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29/08/2019 | Traverse Fox Tor Mire & visit Childe’s Tomb Moderate walk

Walk overview

Follow the guide across the treacherous mire & on to Fox Tor & Childe’s Tomb. Terrain is boggy in places otherwise firm going,

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:30 AM, 29/08/2019 – 3:00 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Peat Cott (SX603707)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: Yes

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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29/08/2019 | Holne Moor – land management and commoning. Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Orlando Rutter for a 3 mile stroll on Holne Moor – one of the few areas of Dartmoor owned by the National Park Authority in which we will explore land management, commons and commoning and some of the challenges and opportunities.

A circular walk with moderate gradients, some steeper descents, in places may be wet underfoot – stout footwear essential.

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 29/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 29/08/2019
Guide: National Park Ranger
Start Location: Venford West (SX686713)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Donate for Dartmoor. Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Donate for Dartmoor.
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01626 831076
Email: orutter@dartmoor.gov.uk

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30/08/2019 | Walk with a Dartmoor Ranger Strenuous walk

Walk overview

A chance to explore the area around Buttern, Hound Tor and Steeperton Tor, taking in both well- known sites including Scorhill and Raybarrow Pool, and some perhaps lesser known parts of the Moor. Come and see some of the work experienced by the Dartmoor Ranger Service. Distance 7 miles. 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

Booking is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 30/08/2019 – 3:30 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Ian Brooker
Start Location: Buttern Farm entrance (SX658896)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donations to Donate for Dartmoor Children (U16) – £5.00 donations to Donate for Dartmoor
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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30/08/2019 | A Pile of Barrows Moderate walk

Walk overview

From Shipley Bridge a short road walk will take up to Diamond Lane which will take us up onto the Moors to Ball Gate. On this ‘Jobbers Path’ we can take a look at what is thought to be a Neolithic Burial Chamber (Long Barrow). A gentle stroll though a delightful shallow valley will lead to a reve that we follow up to Three Barrows. A visit to Petres Pits and Uncle Ab’s house will then lead to Bala Brook river valley. A climb up the other side will lead us past the Avon Filtration Station and back to the car park. Some rough moorland and possibly wet ground will be encountered on this walk of almost 6 miles.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 30/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 30/08/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX681629)
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: 07766 735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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