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

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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. D365 squares include M6, N6, M5, N5. Recommended age range 7-11 years. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Bring a picnic lunch.


Price: £5 per child. Adults go free! Group size is limited so pre-booking essential.

Further Information

Distance: 2 miles or 3.2km with several stops along the way.

Difficulty: 1 out of 3 - there are grassy paths and a leat to cross.

What to bring/wear: Plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, waterproof jacket and trousers (no matter the forecast); sturdy walking shoes; packed lunch, snacks, and drinks. Wear old clothes that don't matter if you get air-dry clay on them.

Where to meet: 9.45am for 10am start at Four Wind’s carpark on B3357 between Two Bridges and Tavistock. There are several car parks (none signposted) on this road so please note that the Four Winds Car park is surrounded on three sides by tall trees. It is on the left side of the road 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).

Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. It will be postponed if we consider the weather too dangerous for children (please check your emails 12-24 hours beforehand). Sorry no refunds if you’re unable to attend.

Photographs: We would like to take photographs of the day to share with you and our Dartmoor’s Daughter community on Facebook/Website. Please let us know if you prefer not to have your or your children’s photograph taken.

Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents