The Merrivale complex is impressive with multiple stone and hut circles, rows, standing stones, cairns and cistvaens dating from the bronze age. Layers of later history can be seen nearby including tin mines, a warren and blowing house, as well as more modern pump house and quarry.
Dowsing, a form of 'divining', has been used for thousands of years for many different purposes including finding water, oil, archaeological remains, missing people as well energy lines and testing for allergies. This day will be led by a long-time member of 'Devon Dowsers’ and will specifically focus on finding earth energies using rods and pendulums. Together we'll discover the beauty of the moor and explore the energy, age and use of these ancient sites.
This walk event is offered as part of Dartmoor Walking Festival.
£20 adults and £10 children under 16 years old
Where to meet: Four Wind’s carpark on B3357 between Two Bridges and Tavistock. Carpark is on the left past the track to Yellowmead Farm (travelling west) and is between the Princetown and Merrivale timetabled bus stops. Grid Reference SX561749. Nearest postcode is PL20 6ST (please don't rely on your sat nav to get you to the exact location).
Price: £20 adults and £10 children under 16 years old. This includes the use of dowsing rods which you may choose to purchase (at cost) at the end of the walk. Pre-booking essential as group size limited.
Level: 2 out of 5. The pace will be gentle across 1-2 miles with several stops along the way.
What to bring/wear: Sunscreen, waterproof jacket and trousers (no matter the weather forecast); warm layers, sturdy walking shoes; packed lunch and drink. And bring rods or pendulum if you have them.
Cancellation: The walk will go ahead unless there are strong winds or torrential rain. Please check your emails up to 24 hours beforehand. Sorry no refunds unless the event is cancelled or postponed.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents