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Potted History - Summer Fun for Children

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Bring your children on a fun and fascinating stroll through ancient and modern history. We will explore how people lived thousands of years ago as we walk through the ruins of Bronze Age settlements and ceremonial complexes including a stone circle, rows, and a standing stone. Then we will sit together in the ruins of their homes to make a replica clay pinch pot like our Neolithic ancestors may have done or a simple woven bracelet made from Dartmoor sheep wool.


Price: £10 per child. Adults go free! Group size is limited to 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

Distance: 2 miles with several stops along the way.

Difficulty: Easy.

Recommended age range: 7-11 years. If you have a younger child that has a good walking pace, or an older child that is interested in helping younger children, then please get in touch to ensure it's the right event for them.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring/wear: Sturdy walking shoes; warm layers, sunscreen; waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast); snacks and drink. 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 Carpark is surrounded on three sides by tall trees. It 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, it likely won't).

Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. 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