Spring Wild Foods Foray
Apr
28
9:30 am09:30

Spring Wild Foods Foray

Share in the joy of finding and eating wild foods. This foray around Steward Wood will open the world of edible spring plants to those who wish to discover and share knowledge. Along the way, you will sample yummy wild goodies, and be introduced to recommended guidebooks and websites.

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Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher) - For Single Outdoors-Lovers
May
11
2:45 pm14:45

Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher) - For Single Outdoors-Lovers

Learn map and compass skills in a hands-on and practical workshop. Build confidence to explore new places and walk off the beaten track. We will also discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation. Afterwards, we will drive just a few minutes down the hill for drinks and lunch together at The Tavistock Inn, one of England’s oldest pubs with a devilish tale to tell!

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Reawakening - Residential Retreat
May
15
to 19 May

Reawakening - Residential Retreat

Dartmoor's Daughter will be leading walks, providing foraging trips, and offering storytelling workshops and sacred ceremonies, to guide you to listen, heal and own your wise woman power, trusted intuition and grounded sacred body on this five-day reawakening residential retreat, organised by Nicky Clinch, Transformational Coach, Spiritual Mentor, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Warrior Woman movement.

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Stories from the Stones - Wander, Wonder & Writing Workshop
Jun
1
9:30 am09:30

Stories from the Stones - Wander, Wonder & Writing Workshop

Join us for a gentle walk combined with periods of sitting, silence, and writing amidst an extraodinary landscape of magnificent granite tors, rock basins, wild ponies, and ruinous Bronze and Iron Age settlements. Invitations, provocations, and prompts will be offered to stimulate your creativity. Poems, stories, songs, or just a single sentence or two are welcome - there's no judgement and no pressure to perform or share if you don't feel moved to. This is a simple exploration of land, living, and being.

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Spring Wild Edibles and Medicine
Jun
2
10:00 am10:00

Spring Wild Edibles and Medicine

'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 Spring's edible offerings.

You will learn how to identify edible seasonal plants and leaves, seeds, flowers, and roots. And understand how to prepare them for cooking and eating or for potent medicines to nourish, strengthen or cleanse. We will make something simple as a taster together or share a wild tea. This will be determined by what we find on the day.

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Oak Mysteries
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Oak Mysteries

Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Storyteller Lisa Schneidau on a magical walk to discover the rich and diverse tales of British woodlands. From heroes and heroines to faeries, woodwose and tree spirits, this is a unique opportunity to spend time exploring the folklore and nature of Dartmoor’s wild places.

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Dusk to Dawn-Dartmoor Night Walk & Bird Song Choruses Experience
Jun
15
to 16 Jun

Dusk to Dawn-Dartmoor Night Walk & Bird Song Choruses Experience

Gentle walk from sunset to sunrise with Dartmoor’s Daughter and Tony Whitehead to experience the extraordinary soundscape that is Dartmoor. Some of you will love the dark, some may fear it. Join our small group for a slow and immersive meander in the moonlight up tors, down valleys, and along riverbanks with plenty of sitting/lying down spots along the way to rest and drink it all in.

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Walk & Wild Swim - Dartmoor Walking Festival
Aug
29
10:00 am10:00

Walk & Wild Swim - Dartmoor Walking Festival

Journey back in time by walking part of the old South Zeal-Hangingstone Hill peat merchants and tinners track that skirts dangerous Raybarrow Pool, visiting the Bronze Age Whitmoor stone circle with its magnificent 360 degree views, and impressive reconstructed triple stone row known as the Graveyard or Cemetery. Climbing up Cosdon Beacon for stunning views, we end our day with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Shilley Pool.

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Walk with Dartmoor Pack Ponies
Apr
14
9:30 am09:30

Walk with Dartmoor Pack Ponies

Inspired by 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks' by Eric Hemery (Emma Cunis' grandfather), Sam Goodwin has been single-handedly training ponies to carry packs. Giving people the opportunity to step literally into the past and experience Dartmoor and its distinctive breed in a unique and authentic way.

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Dragon Legends & Serpent Lines - Dowsing Walk for Beginners
Apr
13
11:00 am11:00

Dragon Legends & Serpent Lines - Dowsing Walk for Beginners

As well as living on the earth's surface, dragons also live deep down below us. Ancient energy pathways snake their way around the world - 'Serpent Lines' in Britain; 'Songlines' in Australia; 'Invisible Black Thread Laid Down by the Earth Mother' in the Sierra Nevada; and 'Dragon Lines' in China. An expert from 'Devon Dowsers' will teach you how to dowse with metal rods and pendulums to see if we can find water, archaeology, and earth energy/serpent lines. 

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Family Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - National Parks Week (Fully booked)
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Family Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - National Parks Week (Fully booked)

A fun and interesting way of connecting children to the beautiful Dartmoor landscape. Families will be invited to team up into ‘wolf packs’ so you can help each other to search and tick off a picture list of several different types of animals, plants, trees, and flowers as well as objects in the landscape. Plus there are rocks to climb, a granite tramline to follow, pond-filled quarry to explore, and several letterboxes/geocaching to find.

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Constellations: The Stories in Our Stars (Fully Booked)
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Constellations: The Stories in Our Stars (Fully Booked)

Stories about the stars can be found throughout history and all over the world including in Greek mythology; by the Aborigines in Australia; the Tupi people in Brazil; and the 'star people' or Lakota in North America who say they brought spiritual teachings, stories and maps of the cosmos which they then offered freely. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a gentle walk up to Hound Tor and introduce the Dartmoor context followed by Dartmoor Skies who will guide you through the visible constellations and set up telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure.

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Dawn Chorus Walk (Fully booked)
Apr
6
5:00 am05:00

Dawn Chorus Walk (Fully booked)

Join us for a short walk from dark to dawn through the extraordinary soundscape of the waking chorus of birds. Yarner Woods is a bird haven so we hope to hear, and possibly see redstart, pied flycatcher, wood warbler, blackbird, song thrush, mistle thrush, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and many many more. If we are lucky, we may even here the pre-dawn churring of nightjar.

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Guided Walk around Shoveldown & Kestor - Bronze Age Monuments & Mystery Inscription (for DPA members) - Fully Booked
Feb
10
9:45 am09:45

Guided Walk around Shoveldown & Kestor - Bronze Age Monuments & Mystery Inscription (for DPA members) - Fully Booked

North East Dartmoor is a rich archaeological landscape. We will explore the Shoveldown Bronze Age ritual complex including several stone rows, 4-fold cairn circle, standing stone, and possible stone circle. We will debate why the granite ‘cow bridge’ doesn’t appear to go anywhere, and what the meaning might be of a mystery inscription on Kestor nearby the largest rock basin on Dartmoor.

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Princetown Railway & Merrivale Stone Rows - Singles Walk & Lunch
Dec
15
9:00 am09:00

Princetown Railway & Merrivale Stone Rows - Singles Walk & Lunch

Join Dartmoor’s Daughter, the Pi Society and like-minded singles for a stunning walk along part of the disused Princetown railway and old Tavistock-Ashburton Packhorse Track through Foggintor Quarry to the Merrivale stone rows. Our walk will end with a well deserved lunch and drink at the Plume of Feathers in Princetown.

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Geminids Meteor Shower & Spaceship Theatre - Fully Booked
Dec
14
5:30 pm17:30

Geminids Meteor Shower & Spaceship Theatre - Fully Booked

Join us on a voyage through the solar system. Blending puppeteering with animation and shadow puppetry, this is a family-friendly event and we encourage you to ask lots of space-themed questions. Once our voyage is over, we'll head out onto Dartmoor for a short walk to watch one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. Telescopes and other stargazing equipment will be on hand. 

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Sacred Crescent Walk - 8 Stone Circles Walk - Fully Booked
Nov
18
8:30 am08:30

Sacred Crescent Walk - 8 Stone Circles Walk - Fully Booked

Walk with us through an ancient ceremonial landscape on Dartmoor. The eight stone circles on North East Dartmoor form an approximate arc. What is the purpose of the stone circles, and this particular formation in the landscape? Are the circles connected to each other? Was it deliberate architecture that five rivers rise in the centre of the arc as well as the nearby Whitehorse Hill cist? Is there a full circle of stone circles across the north moor?

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked
Nov
3
9:30 am09:30

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (morning) - Fully Booked
Nov
2
10:00 am10:00

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist (morning) - Fully Booked

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.

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Half-Term Letterboxing & Map Reading made Fun for Children - Fully Booked
Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

Half-Term Letterboxing & Map Reading made Fun for Children - Fully Booked

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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Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked
Oct
21
2:00 pm14:00

Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist - Fully Booked

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. 

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Tors, Taw and Tales Afternoon - for Single Outdoors-Lovers
Oct
20
2:15 pm14:15

Tors, Taw and Tales Afternoon - for Single Outdoors-Lovers

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.

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Wonders of the Solar System - Dartmoor Walking Festival - Fully Booked
Sep
1
8:00 pm20:00

Wonders of the Solar System - Dartmoor Walking Festival - Fully Booked

Join us to experience the dark skies magic of Dartmoor. Among the astronomical treats to enjoy on this evening will be Mars and Saturn - two of the most iconic planets in our solar system - as well as galaxies, nebulae, constellations and more. Dartmoor’s Daughter will lead the walk and talk about the landscape context and tales from the area. And Dartmoor Skies will talk about the Solar System and pitch their large telescopes to offer everyone the opportunity to view some of our neighbouring planets and more.

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Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - Dartmoor Walking Festival - Fully booked
Aug
31
10:30 am10:30

Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - Dartmoor Walking Festival - Fully booked

Dowsing has been used for thousands of years to find water, archaeological remains, missing people, and allergy testing. Led by Dartmoor’s Daughter and a member of 'Devon Dowsers', we will learn how to dowse for water, 'earth energies', and archaeological remains at the impressive Drizzlecombe ceremonial complex. The best preserved of Dartmoor’s prehistoric ceremonial sites, it includes stone rows, standing stones, the ‘Giant’s Basin’ cairn as well as barrows, cists, and hut circles.

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Kids Potted History - Walk & Crafting (Dartmoor Walking Festival)
Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

Kids Potted History - Walk & Crafting (Dartmoor Walking Festival)

Bring your children on a fascinating wander and wonder through ancient history. We will walk through the ruins of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements and ritual complexes to explore how people lived thousands of years ago. And we will sit together in nearby ruined hut circles to make a clay pinch pot like our Neolithic ancestors may have done or a simple woven bracelet made from Dartmoor sheep wool.

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Walk on the Wild Side
Jul
28
9:30 am09:30

Walk on the Wild Side

Experience a Wild Walk with Dartmoor’s Daughter around the ancient tenements at the centre of Dartmoor. We will explore hidden hamlets, walk lush green driftways, discover an ancient stone row and tall standing stone, and enjoy stunning 360 degrees views. We’ll pick ripe whortleberries along the way, and hear tales of local rogues, and understand why Laughter Tor is no laughing matter! This stunning walk is a new offering at the 'Something Wild Trail Running Festival' 2018 following the 10K runners route.

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Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter
Jul
26
2:30 pm14:30

Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter

Unlock the ancient skill of sensing direction from stars and plants. Forecast weather from woodland sounds. And predict the next action of an animal from its body language. Build your outdoor awareness and expert intuition by noticing certain patterns, signs and clues. This practical, outdoors walking workshop will help you to learn the keys to your ‘sixth sense’.

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