Guided Dartmoor walks and nature-connection experiences to transform health, wellbeing and performance
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'We don't need to reconnect to nature, we are nature.' Discover wholeness and health as Brigit Anna McNeil and Dartmoor's Daughter lead you on a journey into the moor and the woods along the river to explore Autumn's edible offerings.
Join Dartmoor’s Daughter and the Pi Society for a beautiful walk and to meet other like-minded single people who enjoy the great outdoors. The Belstone range of tors and Taw Marsh offer some of the most stunning scenery on Dartmoor. Walking a circular route from the beautiful village of Belstone, we’ll walk up and along majestic granite tors; pause a moment at a Bronze Age cairn with a legend of nine dancing maidens; wonder about the real story behind the Irishmen’s wall; and hear how the River Taw inspired 'Tarka the Otter’ as we wander along it’s pretty bank. We will enjoy a drink and pub dinner together afterwards at The Tors Inn in Belstone.
Build confidence to explore new places and walk off the beaten track. Learn map and compass skills in a hands-on, practical way. We will also discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation.
Enter into the world of fungi and lichens with Dartmoor's Daughter and Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through wooland, open moorland, and a churchyard so we can determine the rate of lichen growth. You will learn how to identify edible and other fungi as well as lichens. And find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature.
Children will be invited to pair up or form teams to find natural and man-made features in the landscape using grid references on an OS map and the four cardinal directions. There may even be a letterbox or two to find along the way! A photo on their phone (or yours!) will be proof that the object has been located. And each object found will piece together to solve a picture puzzle with a yummy prize for all!
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Ah wow...today certainly lived up to all I thought it would deliver, such a lovely, well thought out and educational day. The children absolutely loved it and raved about it all the way home. Save to say we'll be doing this again. Fantastic value for money.
Thank you so much Emma and Pip xxx
Thank you Emma, the dowsing earth energies day was great fun. So many techniques to learn, great teachers in Sally and Gwyn plus everyone was so open to talk and share their experiences.
We dowsed for water, Scorhill stone circle, the Toleman Stone, a hut circle and finally a cairn.
A hugely enjoyable and educational day out on the moor.
I attended a Fungi Foray, at the steward community woods. An inspiring talk by an expert, he identified fungi from my farm, which I can now eat with confidence ..We learnt about Fungi, in a way that has inspired me. Thank you so much for arranging this.x
I had such a beautiful day out on the 'Dowsing for Earths Energies' walk, where I met some welcoming and inspiring people who humbly shared their knowledge and wisdom. Thank you so much Emma and everyone who shared the day :)Would recommend going on one of Emma's many and varied walks to anyone!!x
What a fab time dowsing on Dartmoor. Wonderful autumn day spent amongst great people, amazing scenery and ancient stone remains. Emma is a beautiful host whose cheerful warmth and calming nature draws everyone together. A real hands on day where I learnt so much without being bombarded. A memorable day on so many levels, heartfelt thanks. Looking forward to the next time.
Emma and Verran were fantastic leaders and facilitators. In just three hours, I learnt the basics of using a compass and how to work out where I might be in - in the middle of windy Dartmoor. It was a great morning and I definitely want to do more, on the moor! Thanks to you both x
I went on a full moon walk and story event. Just waw! We listened to a beautiful story as we watched the moon rise above the hill. We then sang and those with drums played them to the moon. Several people came along in pairs, but a lot of people came on their own. We all talked amongst each other happily and shared our food and just had a beautiful, relaxing evening/night that was so magical. Definitely worth going to these events! Definitely going to more!
Big thumbs up to Emma and Verran for their map reading and navigation day on Dartmoor. Been wanting to do this for years and if I had known how much I would learn in bit size pieces in one day I would have done it much sooner! Loved every minute, and really appreciated how Verran and Emma set out the teaching so that everyone could learn piece by piece using the teachings in a practical way as a group throughout the day.
Lovely morning spent roaming beautiful Hound Tor with my kids on the Tails, Trails and Tales day. Emma was engaging and knowledgeable, the session had obviously been well planned and the kids loved it! Highly recommended but remember to bring a packed lunchxx
Spent a lovely day with Emma dowsing for energy lines, water courses and what ever else we wanted to find out about on Dartmoor. Cannot wait to go out again with Emma to learn more about stunning Dartmoor. Made some lovely new friends too- what a way to spend a day! great day thanks Emma and your lovely Mum xxx
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