This walking workshop is aimed at Dartmoor 365'ers attending the D365 Cream Tea at Two Bridges in the afternoon. Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? Join this practical and hands-on walking workshop to learn (or refresh your memory) how to use a map and compass, as well as an opportunity to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation.
We will cover D'365 squares - M4, N4, and N5.
'I enjoyed being out in nature on a part of the Moor I'd not explored before; learning to use a compass and the way this was taught, the pace was great; a lovely group to share this with; time taken to tune in at the start...Can't wait for the next one!' Lynne
WHO: This walking workshop is aimed at Dartmoor 365'ers attending the D365 Cream Tea at Two Bridges in the afternoon. Group size is limited to ensure a personalised learning experience so pre-booking is essential.
LEVEL: Moderate. The walk is approximately 3-4 miles with a relaxed pace and many stops to practice navigation techniques along the way. You need to be happy spending approximately 3-4 hours in hilly moorland terrain.
MEETING POINT: 10.45am for 11am walking start at the Pork Hill on the Tavistock to Princetown road - Grid Reference SX531751. Nearest postcode for sat nav is PL20 6ST but please don't rely on this to get you to an exact location on Dartmoor, it likely won't. Parking is limited so please car share where possible (email info@dartmoorsdaughter to offer/ask for a lift and we will help to put you in touch).
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor) and compass*; picnic lunch and snacks; plenty of water to drink; sunscreen; warm layer; waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast); and sturdy walking boots.
*For advice on compasses, Silva is recommended and a good source is Dartmoor National Park (DNPA) Visitors Centres or Dash4it.co.uk
Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
RISK: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents
ORGANISER: DARTMOOR'S DAUGHTER creates walks and nature-connection experiences to transform health, wellbeing, and performance. As a professional guide and facilitator, Emma Cunis is a qualified Hill & Moorland Leader (HML) and has a background in global business. Her maternal family has loved Dartmoor for generations. Her grandmother introduced her first husband Eric Hemery to Dartmoor in the 1950s where he set up and offered guided walks and pony treks then wrote a series of well regarded books including ‘High Dartmoor’ described as 'the bible for anyone who has the spirit of Dartmoor' - and referenced by John Hayward who wrote 'Dartmoor 365'.
'DARTMOOR 365' is a book written by John Hayward listing interesting features in each square of the old OS Dartmoor inch map. (The boundaries of Dartmoor National Park has since been increased to 368 square miles). The book is available from the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) Visitors Centres' shops and other retailers. The Facebook group is 'Dartmoor 365'. And the Cream Tea on 18th August afternoon is available to any members wishing to attend - click here to book to attend the Cream Tea.