Would you like to walk on Dartmoor more often and need a confidence boost to explore new places? Have memories faded of how to use your map and compass and you'd like a refresher? Or to learn more advanced navigation techniques?
Join us and visit the Dartmoor that's off the beaten track, a day to help regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing both a reminder of how to use your map and compass, and an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape - natural navigation (feeling and seeing the landscape). Experience how to always know where you are and how to get to where you'd like to be, whatever the weather.
You'll be walking with others of similar ability and led by Verran Townsend, qualified walking guide and navigator who along with Emma, loves to encourage and enable others to experience the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor.
If you've never used a compass then this is not yet for you, please do join one of our Navigation Training Days though.
£15 per adult. Group size limited so pre-booking essential
Level: 4 out of 5. Our circular route from Postbridge to Greywethers stone circles then to Sittaford stone circle to the waterfalls and back to Postbridge is approximately 11km. We will be walking at a reasonable pace so you must have a good level of fitness and be comfortable walking for several hours in open, hilly moorland that will include river crossings.
What to bring: Sturdy hiking boots; plenty of warm layers including hat and gloves; waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the weather forecast); gaiters; walking poles to assist with river crossings; lunch and drinks/hot flask.
And please bring your own Map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor) and Compass (Silva is recommended and a good source is, for example, Dash4it.co.ukwww.dash4it.co.uk/accessories/accessory-type/compasses.html Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4)
Meeting point: 9.45am for 10am walking start from Postbridge Visitors Centre carpark. Postcode PL20 6TH and this main car park is on the B3212 Moretonhampstead to Two Bridges road. There is no mobile reception here so please get in touch before the walk date if you need directions. Please note car parking charges are being introduced by DNPA so please come prepared with £2. And we recommend car-sharing. Please get in touch if you can offer or need a car share.
Cancellation: Walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you're unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.