03/11/2018 | Avon Dam, Huntington Cross, Clapper Bridge & Eastern White Barrow walk Strenuous walk

Walk overview

This Mustard Seed Walk will take us from Shipley Bridge car park (toilets) up the track to Avon Dam. We will continue to join part of the Abbots Way Walk to Huntington Cross and the nearby clapper bridge. A short steep climb will get the heart pumping before we visit Eastern White Barrow and a grassy walk back down to the car park.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 03/11/2018 – 2:00 PM, 03/11/2018
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Cost: Adults – no charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – free with adult, but must be able to undertake a strenuous walk.
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07766 735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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01/12/2018 | Corndon Down and Sharp Tor walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

A Mustard Seed Walk starting from the ever popular Dartmeet car park (Badgers Holt). We will follow the East Dart river north for a while before walking through the hamlet of Sherwell. From here we will head north until we can pick up the grassy ridge back across Corndon Down. Crossing the road we will visit Sharp Tor and some bronze age hut circles nearby before descending to Dartmeet. There are toilets and possibly the cafe will be open back at Badgers Holt.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 01/12/2018 – 2:00 PM, 01/12/2018
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Dartmeet (SX672732)
Cost: Adults – no charge, but donations welcome to Devon Air Ambulance & Christians Against Poverty Children (U16) – free with adult, but must be able to undertake a strenuous walk.
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07766 735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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27/04/2019 | Cut Hill day walk from Postbridge – A 365-ers dream! Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Come and join Simon on this substantial and challenging Saturday walk from Postbridge out to one of the most remote places in England – Cut Hill at 365 square H8. This walk is long and over some rough terrain and not for the fainthearted! We will meet at 10am the Postbridge Information Centre (£2 car park charge for all day) and will walk up the East Dart valley going past such places at ‘Cow Flop Bottom’ and Flat Tor Marsh. If you follow Dartmoor 365 you can tick off K11, J11, J10 and I9 on the way. Bring a packed lunch and drink and you will need waterproofs and warm clothing. It is October and Cut Hill is up there near 2,000 feet above sea level so will be very windy. If the weather is clear we will be rewarded of magnificent views unparalleled on Dartmoor with Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, Portland Bill in Dorset and the Lizard Peninsular in south west Cornwall. The guide intends doing the thing everyone does not recommend and wearing welly boots with plenty of thick socks because the ground is very wet and marshy going past the Flat Tor re-wetting area. Dogs on leads are fine. If you have a walking pole then bring it to test the ground before you commit yourself. If the weather looks clear and fine bring binoculars! BUT please do not book up for this walk if you can not walk 12 miles over rough ground in poor weather or need to be back early. We will hopefully be back before 6pm but no guarantees so bring a head torch or similar. If this description of the walk has put you off then you probably weren’t up for it anyway!!! NOT suitable for under 16s unless you are training for Ten Tors. Please book by email to simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk preferably.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/04/2019 – 6:00 PM, 27/04/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Postbridge (Outside visitor Centre) (SX 646 788)
Cost: Adults – £5 Children (U16) – £5
Skill Level: Strenuous

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details to the left.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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15/05/2019 | A quiet reflective stroll and the Road to Nowhere Moderate walk

Walk overview

The 15th May every year is Conscientious Objectors’ Day, allowing time to reflect upon those who have maintained the right not to kill by way of Conscientious Objection. Join Simon on a guided walk and morning of quiet reflection to follow the route that the Conscientious Objectors, some of whom died, who built the ‘Road to Nowhere’ otherwise known as ‘Conchies Road’ near Princetown. The event is being supported and attended by those of the Quakers nationally as well as others who simply with to come for a walk for the morning along the Conchies Road. We will meet at 10am in the square at Princetown outside of the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Information Centre for a moment of reflection for the eighteen lives of the Conscientious Objectors who stayed at the Princetown Work centre (Dartmoor Prison) between 1917 and 1919 in the Great War because of their refusal to kill. We will walk about three miles in the morning on road, track and path. Stout footwear and suitable clothing for Dartmoor is advised. Dogs on leads welcome. Simon will be in Princetown Square at 9am for anyone who might like to join him to stroll through Princetown and up to the Prison to commence his walk from the Prison Gates and back to the square for 10am to start the event and brief service. This adds and extra mile or two to the walk for those wishing to do that bit further in distance to start their walk at the prison gates as well but is not park of the main walk. There is no fee for this reflective event. Lunch is available at the numerous pubs and cafes in Princetown following the event. This is not a guided Dartmoor walk about the history of the Conscientious Objectors held at Princetown but a quiet reflective walk marking the Conscientious Objectors’ Day and a centenary since they were released from Dartmoor Prison..

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 15/05/2019 – 1:00 PM, 15/05/2019
Guide: Simon Dell
Start Location: Princetown (Outside Visitor Centre) (SX 590 734)
Cost: Adults – Free Children (U16) – Free for accompanied under 16s
Skill Level: Moderate

Booking
Booking is not required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07845 176870
Email: simondell1958@yahoo.co.uk

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