Navigation Training for Beginners - for Dartmoor 365'ers
Aug
18
11:00 am11:00

Navigation Training for Beginners - for Dartmoor 365'ers

This walking workshop is aimed at Dartmoor 365'ers attending the D365 Cream Tea at Two Bridges in the afternoon. Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? Join this practical and hands-on walking workshop to learn (or refresh your memory) how to use a map and compass, as well as an opportunity to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation.

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Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - Summer Holiday Fun for Kids
Aug
28
10:00 am10:00

Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - Summer Holiday Fun for Kids

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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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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Guided Walk & Lunch at Gidleigh Park
Sep
9
8:30 am08:30

Guided Walk & Lunch at Gidleigh Park

Join local guide and expert, Emma Cunis of Dartmoor's Daughter at Gidleigh Park for an informative guided walk on Dartmoor and an outstanding three-course lunch, as well as pastries, coffee and wine. Emma will lead you on a historical journey as she shares her passion and flare for the beautiful landscape of towering granite tors, vast open moorland carpeted in grasses and beautiful heathers, lush wooded valleys, and torrent rivers.

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist
Nov
9
9:30 am09:30

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist

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

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist
Nov
9
2:00 pm14:00

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist

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

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Proper' Tales & Trails with 14th Generation Dartmoor Farmer
Nov
24
10:00 am10:00

Proper' Tales & Trails with 14th Generation Dartmoor Farmer

Join us to discover the hidden gems of Dartmoor. You will walk ancient tracks; be regaled with stories by local people of local people and history; and be driven between destinations in a luxury or vintage Landrover.

YOUR GUIDES:
*Tich Scott is a 14th generation Dartmoor farmer. He is an award-winning local dialect speaker, has been on BBC Spotlight several times, and knows everyone there is to know as one of Devon’s best loved comedians, story-tellers, and folk singers!
*Emma Cunis established Dartmoor's Daughter to share her love of the moor through nature-connection walks and activities for enhanced health, wellbeing and performance. Her maternal family has loved and lived on/near Dartmoor for generations.

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Potted History - Summer Fun for Children
Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

Potted History - Summer Fun for Children

Bring your children on a fun and fascinating stroll through ancient and modern history. We will explore how people lived thousands of years ago as we walk through the ruins of Bronze Age settlements and ceremonial complexes including a stone circle, rows, and a standing stone. Then we will sit together in the ruins of their homes to make a replica clay pinch pot like our Neolithic ancestors may have done or a simple woven bracelet made from Dartmoor sheep wool.

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 Lammas Mindfulness & Storytelling Walk to Ryders Rings
Aug
1
10:30 am10:30

Lammas Mindfulness & Storytelling Walk to Ryders Rings

Feel your senses come alive and daily stresses melt away as we walk from the beautiful Bala Brook Retreat Centre to Ryders Rings. This is one of the largest Bronze Age villages with a double pound containing 34 ruined hut circles with stunning views all around. In conjunction with international trainer and storyteller Steph Bradley, this walk is offered as part of a week-long immersive course exploring well being and eco tourism in Devon.

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Walk & Wild Swim for Home Ed Families
Jul
2
10:30 am10:30

Walk & Wild Swim for Home Ed Families

Join Dartmoor’s Daughter for a short stroll to a beautiful river swimming spot. You can swim, picnic on the banks of the river, play human ‘Pooh Sticks’, and enjoy the beautiful views. Children must be good swimmers or have arm bands and be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Dartmoor is a stunning natural environment and our intention will be to 'leave no trace' please.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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