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Tails, Trails and Tales at Hound Tor

Fun and educational, your children will be invited to awaken their senses of smell, sight and touch through imaginative games. Then to transform into 'bloodhounds' to track signs and symbols in the landscape along a trail from Hound Tor. 

For thousands of years, our ancestors tracked animals and each other from prints and signs left behind. And for centuries, we have bred dogs to help us along the way. Hound Tor on Dartmoor is full of mystery and history - the perfect place for your children to practice their tracking abilities! 

Plus there are rocks to climb, several letterboxes to find, stories to tell, and games to play...

Who: This event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-10 years old. There is some flexibility on age depending on the pace and energy of your child, so please get in touch if you think this would be suitable.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. And adults are encouraged to help/join in if they wish!


£12.50 per child

Where to meet: 9.45pm for 10am start at Swallerton Gate Carpark (near Hound Tor). Grid Ref SX 739 792. Nearest postcode for SatNav is TQ13 9XG (approx location only). There are no toilets.

What to bring: Dartmoor weather is changeable so bring layers of clothing, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and waterproofs (whatever the weather forecast) plus lunch/snacks and drinks. There is a river to paddle in nearby if you want to go after our event together.

Fee and booking: £12.50 per child. Group size is limited and pre-booking is essential. 

Cancellation: Sorry no refunds if you can't attend. If the event is cancelled due to bad weather (fog or torrential rain can be dangerous as well as no fun for children), you will receive notification the day prior and can choose to join a future event or be refunded the full fee. Please include your contact details - email and mobile/telephone - and children's ages.

Please note: Walks and groups are at your own risk. No liability is accepted for accidents or incidents.