26/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters – Fernworthy Reservoir & Forest Moderate walk

Walk overview

A walk of approximately 6.5 miles alongside part of this pretty reservoir home to birds such as Heron, Snipe & Grebe, then through Fernworthy Forest. We can find a Bronze Age stone circle, burial cairns & stone rows within the forest which is mostly coniferous. It’s peaceful and tranquil and has occasional views of moorland. There are ponies, cattle and sheep at various times and you might just spot a deer. Paths are a mixture of wide forestry roads and narrow, bumpy and muddy tracks.

Booking is required for this activity.

Take some change with you for the car park charge.

For the disabled rambler this activity is considered Category 3 difficulty – rough tracks with some steep sections. For walkers it is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Andy Dunstan
Start Location: Fernworthy Reservoir (SX669839)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – Free to 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: 07557 330577
Email: dwilliamson55@hotmail.com

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26/08/2019 | Mary – Michael Pilgrimage Walk Day One Easy walk

Walk overview

This is a gentle pilgrimage stroll on Day One of the Mary – Michael Way from Brentor Church through Lydford and ending at Sourton Church. Total distance, 8 miles. From Brentor to Lydford – 5 miles. The walk is being led by a qualified Dartmoor guide from Moorland Guides. We will have a lunch stop at Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Cream Teas will be provided at Sourton Village Hall, with supper for Pilgrims who want to stay overnight. Accommodation with a meal and breakfast in the morning will be provided. We will meet on Day one at 10am at Sourton in the Village Hall Car park then relocate to Brentor Church Car Park to start the walk. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience quiet reflection and contemplation along this stroll with far reaching views and calling in at significant points of interest along our route. Full details available from Rev Adrian by email. Bring a camp bed etc. for staying overnight or arrange your own lift home and return in the morning for day two.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 26/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 26/08/2019
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Sourton Village Hall (SX535903)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Easy
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 861580 or mobile 07709 270412
Email: adrian@ministry.plus.com

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27/08/2019 | An evening with the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Easy walk

Walk overview

Join the Team in a search for lost walkers and also work with the Search and Rescue Dogs. Terrain is not that unfriendly, and the distance to cover will be only around 1 mile, but you will need a torch! No dogs please.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is freely available at Pork Hill.

Details

Duration: 7:00 PM, 27/08/2019 – 9:30 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Colin & Heather Ridgers
Start Location: Pork Hill (SX530751)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to DSART 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: 07878198001
Email: heatherandcolin@yahoo.co.uk

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27/08/2019 | Avon Dam and Beyond Strenuous walk

Walk overview

Join Shona as she shares her love for the moor on this circular all-day walk of about 10 miles to Avon Dam and beyond. The walk can be directed towards Huntingdon Warren or the magical Pile’s Copse, depending on the preference of the group. The walk takes in the beautiful Avon valley from Shipley Bridge to Avon Dam and continues up the Avon towards Huntingdon Warren. We will then loop around to meet the Two Moors Way and follow the Puffing Billy track past Left Lake to Three Barrows. From here we will cross the pretty Bala Brook and head to Black Tor before returning to Shipley Bridge. The terrain is a mix of good tracks and rough uneven moorland, with the potential for a steep ascent and descent if the group would like. Some areas may be boggy.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available at Shipley Bridge where there is an option to donate to DNP.

Details

Duration: 9:30 AM, 27/08/2019 – 5:30 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Shona Ferryhough
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Ashburton Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Ashburton Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team
Skill Level: Strenuous
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 07870 319022
Email: shona@forthewild.co.uk

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27/08/2019 | Tour of Hound Tor Medieval Village Easy walk

Walk overview

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the houses and barns that form this 13th century village.
It will also include Hound Tor and the legend of Bowerman’s Nose.

This walk of about 1 mile is over comparatively easy ground but does involve the ascent of the tor.

Booking is required for this walk.

Parking is available below Hound Tor.

Details

Duration: 2:00 PM, 27/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Ian Johnstone
Start Location: Hound Tor (SX740792)
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: 07803 600754
Email: ir.johnstone@hotmail.co.uk

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27/08/2019 | A Tour of Meldon Quarry Moderate walk

Walk overview

A moderate walk of just under 4 miles to visit the Meldon Quarries. The terrain is comparatively flat but with uneven surfaces. Sturdy footwear will be required.

Parking is available at the Meldon Dam site on a pay and display basis.

Bookig is required for this walk.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2019 – 1:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Meldon Reservoir (SX562917)
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: 01647440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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27/08/2019 | Accessible Walk – for Mobility Scooters along the Rattlebrook Railway. Easy walk

Walk overview

This guided walk of just over 6 miles will take us up onto the open Moor above the River Lyd following the track bed of the old railway around Great Links Tor to the Rattlebrook Peat Works, as we explore the area’s industrial archaeology. The stony track is uneven and can be wet in places.

Booking is required for this activity.

For the disabled rambler this activity is considered as difficulty Category 3, with occasional Category 2 sections. For the walker it is considered an easy walk with some moderate sections.

Details

Duration: 11:00 AM, 27/08/2019 – 4:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Amanda Head
Start Location: Bridestowe (SX525866)
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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27/08/2019 | Mary – Michael Pilgrimage Walk Day Two Moderate walk

Walk overview

This is a gentle pilgrimage stroll on Day Two of the Mary – Michael Way from Sourton Church on the West side of Dartmoor, through Meldon and on to Belstone Church and village for about 5pm. The walk is being led by a qualified Dartmoor guide from Moorland Guides. We will start Day Two at 10am at Sourton in the Village Hall Car park to walk to Belstone by about 5pm then we will be brought back to our cars at Sourton. We will have a lunch stop at Fitz’s Well near Okehampton Battle Camp for a picnic lunch. There will again be plenty of opportunity to experience quiet reflection and contemplation along this stroll with far reaching views and calling in at significant points of interest along our route. Full details available from Rev Adrian by email.

The distance to Fitz’s Well is 5 miles, the complete walk to Belstone is 8 miles.

Details

Duration: 10:00 AM, 27/08/2019 – 5:00 PM, 27/08/2019
Guide: Refer to walk description for details of guide
Start Location: Sourton Village Hall (SX535903)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01837 861580 or mobile 07709 270412
Email: adrian@ministry.plus.com

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28/08/2019 | Night walk Moderate walk

Walk overview

Join Mike for a walk of about 5 miles around Sharpitor to see and hear Dartmoor at night. Walkers should bring a head torch or hand torch and some liquid refreshment. Sturdy footwear is also recommended. Parking at the Sharpitor Car Park is free.

Booking is required for this activity.

Details

Duration: 8:00 PM, 28/08/2019 – 11:00 PM, 28/08/2019
Guide: Mike Jeffery
Start Location: Leeden Tor Car Park (SX561708)
Cost: Adults – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance Children (U16) – £5.00 donation to Devon Air Ambulance
Skill Level: Moderate
Dogs permitted: No

Booking
Booking is required for this walk. For further information, contact your guide using the details below.
Telephone: 01647440755
Email: mike.jeffery.senior@gmail.com

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28/08/2019 | Snowdon and beyond! Strenuous walk

Walk overview

After a gentle stroll to Avon Dam we will continue up the Pupers Hill and beyond to Snowdon (not in Wales!). Continuing to the high point of Ryder’s Hill we will head south to Huntingdon Warren. Dropping down to cross the River Avon at the Clapper Bridge we will climb to Western White Barrow before returning via Eastern White Barrow and Brent Moor. We will be walking some rough moorland, possibly wet underfoot.

There is a £1 honesty box for parking at Shipley Bridge

Booking is required for this walk of 10 miles.

Details

Duration: 9:00 AM, 28/08/2019 – 2:00 PM, 28/08/2019
Guide: Phil Watson
Start Location: Shipley Bridge (SX680629)
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: 07766735275
Email: philynnwatson@gmail.com

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