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Lambs, Cuckoos, Bluebells & History - Spring on a Dartmoor Farm


Join Dartmoor's Daughter in a unique opportunity to experience first hand how a Dartmoor farm is managed to balance wildlife, nature, archaeology, and public enjoyment along with some food production. 'Mark & Naomi are farmers with a passion for conservation' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Hugh's Wild West, BBC TV)

We will walk up along Challacombe Down to the triple stone row above Headland Warren with its stunning view of Grimspound and nearby burial cairns. And then back down the valley to Challacombe farm where we will meet some of the lambs; hear cuckoos and other birds; see a profusion of spring flowers; as well as explore some of the fascinating prehistory and medieval archaeology as well as tin mining remains.


FEE: £15 per adult. £5 older, engaged children that can walk approx 4 miles. Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. A donation from all walks will be given to Donate for Dartmoor and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams.

Further Information

LEVEL: Moderate - approximately 4 miles in open, hilly moorland.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Sturdy walking boots; warm layers including hat and gloves; waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast); picnic lunch and drink. 
Children by arrangement only please. 
Dogs - well behaved and wormed dogs are welcome but must be under close control or on a lead at all times (bird nesting and lambing season).

TIME/WHERE TO MEET: 9.45am for 10am walking start at Challacombe Farm, Postbridge, Yelverton, PL20 6TD. Please follow parking signs when you arrive.
Parking is limited so CAR SHARING is strongly encouraged please. (Let us know if you can offer or need a lift.)

CANCELLATION: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you change your mind. 

PHOTOS: We like to take photos to share with you after the experience, and to use in publicity such as the website and social media. Please let us know if you prefer not to be in them.

RISK: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents. Sorry, it's a Health & Safety requirement that no pregnant women should go into the lambing sheds.

Earlier Event: 14 April
Walk with Dartmoor Pack Ponies
Later Event: 28 April
Spring Wild Foods Foray