Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter
Jul
26
2:30 PM14:30

Wild Signs & Star Paths with Tristan Gooley and Dartmoor's Daughter

Unlock the ancient skill of sensing direction from stars and plants. Forecast weather from woodland sounds. And predict the next action of an animal from its body language. Build your outdoor awareness and expert intuition by noticing certain patterns, signs and clues. This practical, outdoors walking workshop will help you to learn the keys to your ‘sixth sense’.

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Walk on the Wild Side
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Walk on the Wild Side

Experience a Wild Walk with Dartmoor’s Daughter around the ancient tenements at the centre of Dartmoor. We will explore hidden hamlets, walk lush green driftways, discover an ancient stone row and tall standing stone, and enjoy stunning 360 degrees views. We’ll pick ripe whortleberries along the way, and hear tales of local rogues, and understand why Laughter Tor is no laughing matter! This stunning walk is a new offering at the 'Something Wild Trail Running Festival' 2018 following the 10K runners route.

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Kids Potted History - Walk & Crafting (Dartmoor Walking Festival)
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

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

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.

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Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - Dartmoor Walking Festival
Aug
31
10:30 AM10:30

Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - Dartmoor Walking Festival

Dowsing has been used for thousands of years to find water, archaeological remains, missing people, and allergy testing. Led by Dartmoor’s Daughter and a member of 'Devon Dowsers', we will learn how to dowse for water, 'earth energies', and archaeological remains at the impressive Drizzlecombe ceremonial complex. The best preserved of Dartmoor’s prehistoric ceremonial sites, it includes stone rows, standing stones, the ‘Giant’s Basin’ cairn as well as barrows, cists, and hut circles.

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Wonders of the Solar System - Dartmoor Walking Festival
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Wonders of the Solar System - Dartmoor Walking Festival

Join us to experience the dark skies magic of Dartmoor. Among the astronomical treats to enjoy on this evening will be Mars and Saturn - two of the most iconic planets in our solar system - as well as galaxies, nebulae, constellations and more. Dartmoor’s Daughter will lead the walk and talk about the landscape context and tales from the area. And Dartmoor Skies will talk about the Solar System and pitch their large telescopes to offer everyone the opportunity to view some of our neighbouring planets and more.

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Earth Fire & Spirit - Bronze Age Experience & Landscape Explore
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Earth Fire & Spirit - Bronze Age Experience & Landscape Explore

Immerse yourself in one of the most extraordinary Bronze Age areas on Dartmoor. Together we will explore the sacred ritual landscape and experience primitive pottery making. Based within a well preserved bronze Age settlement on High Dartmoor in the shadow of Kestor Rock near Chagford, you will have the opportunity to craft a range of clay pots and models and fire them in a primitive fire pit kiln. The process is fascinating and you will experience drying the work pieces, making a fire pit kiln, how to keep the fire going into the night, retrieve the work from the kiln the following morning, and finally cleaning and polishing the pots and models with bees wax. In addition you will be able to explore and experience through dowsing and earth energies, the many domestic and ritual Bronze Age relics, round houses, standing stones, ritual stone rows and circles.

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Archaeology Walk to Drizzlecombe & Yellowmead - Fully Booked
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Archaeology Walk to Drizzlecombe & Yellowmead - Fully Booked

Join us for a guided walk and talk to visit Drizzlecombe – the best preserved and most impressive of all Dartmoor’s prehistoric ceremonial sites. The complex (Thruselcombe to give it its correct name) includes three stone rows each terminated by magnificent standing stones, the large cairn known as Giant’s Basin, plus over 20 other types of prehistoric burial sites. Dartmoor’s Daughter is collaborating with archaeologist Jane Marchand, the recently retired Head of Archaeology for the Dartmoor National Park Authority for this walk.

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Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Fungi & Lichens Walk with Devon's Top Mycologist

Enter into the world of fungi and lichens with Dartmoor's Daughter and Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through wooland, open moorland, and a churchyard so we can determine the rate of lichen growth. You will learn how to identify edible and other fungi as well as lichens. And find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. 

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Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Fungal Foray with Devon's Top Mycologist

Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.

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Geminids Meteor Shower - Guided Walk, Talks & Telescopes
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Geminids Meteor Shower - Guided Walk, Talks & Telescopes

Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Dartmoor Skies to watch the Geminid meteor shower, one of the most spectacular of the year and peaking on this evening with up to 120 meteors per hour. Unlike most other showers, the Geminids are associated with an asteroid rather than a comet - the 3200 Phaethon asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit around the Sun. The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini from where the meteors seem to emerge from in the sky. There will also be talks and telescopes set up to view other astronomical delights. 

Dartmoor Skies is a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. 50% of the event profits go towards their funding and equipment -http://dartmoorskies.org/

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'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter

Join us to discover the hidden gems of Dartmoor. You will walk ancient tracks; be regaled with stories by local people of local people and history; and be driven between destinations in a luxury or vintage Landrover.

Tich Scott is a 14th generation Dartmoor farmer who runs 'Proper Dartmoor Tours'. He is an award-winning local dialect speaker, has been on BBC Spotlight several times, and knows everyone there is to know as one of Devon’s best loved comedians, story-tellers, and folk singers!

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Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)

Empower yourself to walk off the beaten track. Build confidence to explore new places. Learn map and compass skills in an experiential and practical way. We will also discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation.

Recent participants said 'Brilliant day practising navigation skills - map reading, taking bearings and pacing distances to hidden features, then picking the best routes across the open moor. The day was lead in a very friendly and welcoming way with lots of information shared and the opportunity to learn in a non-pressured environment.'

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Dusk & Dawn Chorus Dartmoor NightWalk
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Dusk & Dawn Chorus Dartmoor NightWalk

Walk from sunset to sunrise with Dartmoor’s Daughter and Tony Whitehead to experience the extraordinary soundscape that is Dartmoor.

Some of you will love the dark, some may fear it. Join our small group for a slow and safe meander up tors, down valleys, and along riverbanks with plenty of 'sit spots' along the way to drink it all in.

As well as stunning vistas and changing sun-and-moon-light, we hope to hear, and possibly see, churring nightjars, tawny owls, skylarks (they sometimes sing at night), buzzard, blackbird, song thrush, mistlethrush, meadow pipit, stone chat, linnet, yellowhammer, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and, if we’re lucky, a curlew.

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8 Stone Circles Walk to Celebrate Midsummer & Solstice
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

8 Stone Circles Walk to Celebrate Midsummer & Solstice

Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Midsummer by walking through an ancient and ritual landscape on Dartmoor. Our intention is to engage and reconnect with the landscape - past, present, and future. We have chosen to walk through 8 stone circles, several stone rows, megaliths and monoliths on an auspicious day near the Summer Solstice as well as Midsummer. Let's gather to honour these places, the time of year, each other, and this wild and ancient landscape that has brought succour to thousands of men, women, children and animals throughout the centuries.

You are also invited for early breakfast at Gidleigh Village Hall so that we can park our cars here, gather early, and have full bellies before setting off in the morning.

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Wildflowers & Folk Tales Walk
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflowers & Folk Tales Walk

Join us for a storytelling walk where we will discover some of the flowers special to Dartmoor meadows, and hear stories about plants that we find along the way. Expect tales from across Britain that inspire, provoke curiosity and explore the connections between people and nature.

With beautiful views of Holne Moor to the west, and set high at 1,200 feet, the field supports a stunning profusion of wildflowers and grasses in the summer, with four kinds of orchid reaching their peak in mid-June - Southern Marsh, Greater Butterfly, Heath Spotted, and Twayblade. Part of a larger group of small fields that make up a County Wildlife Site, the field has had no applications of agricultural chemicals for a generation and has been managed for wildlife and biodiversity for several years.

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Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)

Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded?

Join us to visit a Dartmoor that's off the beaten track, and a day to help regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing a reminder of how to use a map and compass as well as an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: 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 'Dartmoor's Daughter', loves to encourage and enable others to experience the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor.

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Potted History - Half-term Fun for Children
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Potted History - Half-term Fun for Children

Bring your children on a fascinating meander through ancient and modern history. We will walk through the ruins of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements and ritual complexes (stone circle, rows, and a standing stone) to explore how people lived 4-5,000 years ago. And we will sit together in nearby 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.

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Dartmoor Dawn Chorus Walk - Fully Booked
May
19
3:30 AM03:30

Dartmoor Dawn Chorus Walk - Fully Booked

Join us for a walk from dark to dawn through the extraordinary soundscape of the waking chorus of birds. Yarner Woods is a bird haven so we hope to hear, and possibly see redstart, pied flycatcher, wood warbler, blackbird, song thrush, mistle thrush, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and many many more. If we are lucky, we may even here the pre-dawn churring of nightjar.

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Luxury Re-Awakening Spring Retreat
May
2
to May 7

Luxury Re-Awakening Spring Retreat

Dartmoor's Daughter is offering walks and coaching on this luxury ‘re-awakening’ spring retreat, organised by Nicky Clinch, Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Life Counsellor, Chef and Teacher. For more information visit nicklyclinch.com.

For this Spring, Luxury ‘Re-Awakening’ Retreat we will be focusing on clearing our energy to unlock the immense, abundant and precious creative life force that lies within each and every one of us.  We will ‘Re-awaken’ the deepest parts of our self-expression so that we can feel more free to fully express ourselves in our life.

These 5 days are NOT TO BE MISSED!

Spent in incredible luxury at Puggiestone House right on Dartmoor, we will be able to lavish ourselves in some serious nourishment and care whilst working deeply on our transformation at the same time.

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Spring Wild Edibles and Medicine
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Wild Edibles and Medicine

'We don't need to reconnect to nature, we are nature.' Discover wholeness and health as Brigit Anna McNeil and Dartmoor's Daughter lead you on a journey into the moor and the woods along the river to explore Spring's edible offerings.

You will learn how to identify edible seasonal plants and leaves, seeds, flowers, and roots. And understand how to prepare them for cooking and eating or for potent medicines to nourish, strengthen or cleanse. We will make something simple as a taster together or share a wild tea. This will be determined by what we find on the day.

Brigit Anna McNeil is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world.

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Dartmoor Stroll through East Dart Country - for Single Outdoors-Lovers
Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Dartmoor Stroll through East Dart Country - for Single Outdoors-Lovers

Pi Society & Dartmoor’s Daughter have again joined forces to invite you for a stunning walking experience on Dartmoor. Walking together with other single outdoors-lovers.

The Double Dart Gorge is one of the most stunning views on Dartmoor. Join us for a Sunday morning walk up Sharp Tor to gaze at the view; then down through Bronze Age round house ruins and burial chambers; along a double stone row, and past two stone crosses - one old, one new...followed by lunch at the Tavistock Inn in Poundsgate. This is a great way to enjoy a walk and meet other single people.

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Dartmoor Bears & Lions - Visit to The Bones Cave (afternoon) - Fully booked
Apr
28
2:30 PM14:30

Dartmoor Bears & Lions - Visit to The Bones Cave (afternoon) - Fully booked

Join us for a privately organised visit to the Bones Cave in Buckfastleigh where there is one of the most important and extensive deposit of bones of animals which lived on Dartmoor during the Last Interglacial Period of about 125,000 years ago. The Visitors Centre guide will tell us about the caves geology and history of the animals bones that included spottd hyena, bison, hippopotamus, extinct rhino, wolf, red fox, brown bear, badger, wild cat and lion, wild boar, giant as well as fallow dear, and straight-tusked elephants. And then Dartmoor’s Daughter will walk us up through an ancient track to the burnt out Buckfast Church which has a fascinating history and was part of the inspiration for Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles' novel. Along the way we will forage a few wild edibles to make a salad to share for our lunch together as our hunter-gatherer ancestors might have done.There is a also a wealth of information in the visitors centre which you are welcome to visit after our walk together.

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Dartmoor Bears & Lions - Visit to The Bones Cave (morning) - Fully Booked
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Dartmoor Bears & Lions - Visit to The Bones Cave (morning) - Fully Booked

Join us for a privately organised visit to the Bones Cave in Buckfastleigh where there is one of the most important and extensive deposit of bones of animals which lived on Dartmoor during the Last Interglacial Period of about 125,000 years ago. The Visitors Centre guide will tell us about the caves geology and history of the animals bones that included spottd hyena, bison, hippopotamus, extinct rhino, wolf, red fox, brown bear, badger, wild cat and lion, wild boar, giant as well as fallow dear, and straight-tusked elephants. And then Dartmoor’s Daughter will walk us up through an ancient track to the burnt out Buckfast Church which has a fascinating history and was part of the inspiration for Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles' novel. Along the way we will forage a few wild edibles to make a salad to share for our lunch together as our hunter-gatherer ancestors might have done. There is also a wealth of information in the visitors centre which you are welcome to visit after our walk together.

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Walk with Dartmoor Pack Ponies
Apr
22
9:30 AM09:30

Walk with Dartmoor Pack Ponies

Dartmoor ponies were used as pack animals for hundreds, possibly thousands of years. In modern times and for various reasons, their numbers have dwindled to such an extent that they are at risk of disappearing from their native moor.

Inspired by 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks' by Eric Hemery, Sam Goodwin has been single-handedly training ponies to carry packs. Giving people the opportunity to step literally into the past and experience Dartmoor and its distinctive breed in a unique and authentic way.

Emma Cunis of Dartmoor's Daughter creates walks and nature-connection experiences to invite people into a deeper sense of connection with our bodies, community, and the natural world. Her maternal family has lived and 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'.

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Constellations: The Stories in our Stars - Fully Booked
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Constellations: The Stories in our Stars - Fully Booked

Stories about the stars can be found all across the world and throughout history including in Greek mythology; by the Aborigines in Australia; the Tupi people in Brazil; and the 'star people' or Lakota in North America say they brought spiritual teachings, stories and maps of the cosmos which they then offered freely.

Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a gentle walk up to Hound Tor and introduce the Dartmoor context followed by Dartmoor Skies who will guide you through the visible constellations and set up telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure.

This walk has been designed to coincide with International Dark Sky Week - http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018/ and Dartmoor National Park Authority will be hosting the Dartmoor Skies photography exhibition from Tuesday 17th April until Tuesday 5th June inclusive at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown. Featuring work by four local photographers the exhibition will highlight the special quality of Dartmoor’s dramatic skies. The visitor centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm.

If the weather isn’t favourable, our back up plan will be tea and talks with slides and a quiz at the nearby Kestor Inn where we will bring the telescopes out if the weather clears at any point during the evening.

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Kids Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - Easter Holidays
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Kids Nature Treasure Hunt & Letterboxing - Easter Holidays

A fun and interesting way of connecting children of all ages to the beautiful Dartmoor landscape as well as meeting other children and burning off lots of energy!

What: Children will be provided with a picture list of things to find and tick off (animals and birds; flora and fauna; objects in the landscape; etc). Plus there are rocks to climb, granite tramlines to follow, and many letterboxes/geocaching to find...

 

Who: This event is aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 years old. There is some flexibility depending on the pace and energy of your child, so please get in touch if you think this would be suitable.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. And you are encouraged to help out!

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Dartmoor Walk for Single Outdoors-Lovers - Pew Tor & Windy Post Cross
Apr
8
8:45 AM08:45

Dartmoor Walk for Single Outdoors-Lovers - Pew Tor & Windy Post Cross

Pi Society & Dartmoor’s Daughter have again joined forces to invite you for a stunning walking experience on Dartmoor. Walking together with other single outdoors-lovers, we will walk from Pork Hill car park past the wheelwright’s stone and old blacksmith’s shop over to Windypost Cross which was a way-marker on the old Jobbers’ Road. Nearby there is a bull’s eye stone which was a typical method of controlling leat water supplies. From here we’ll walk on to Feather Tor and the grand ‘court’ of Pew Tor - the reputed home of the King of the Piskies where you’ll hear what not to do if you want to keep the little people happy! With stunning views all around, we will walk past the famous Vixen Tor with its legendary witch and head back to our cars for a quick journey into Princetown for a pub lunch.
 

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'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter

Join us to discover the hidden gems of Dartmoor. You will walk ancient tracks; be regaled with stories by local people of local people and history; and be driven between destinations in a luxury or vintage Landrover.

Tich Scott is a 14th generation Dartmoor farmer who runs 'Proper Dartmoor Tours'. He is an award-winning local dialect speaker, has been on BBC Spotlight several times, and knows everyone there is to know as one of Devon’s best loved comedians, story-tellers, and folk singers!

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Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - SOLD OUT
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Dowsing for Earth Energies at Drizzlecombe - Walk, Learn, Practice - SOLD OUT

Dowsing has been used for thousands of years to find water, archaeological remains, missing people, and allergy testing. Together with a member of 'Devon Dowsers', we will learn how to dowse for water, 'earth energies', and archaeological remains at the impressive Drizzlecombe ceremonial complex which includes the tallest standing stone on Dartmoor as well as stone rows, barrows, Neolithic cairns and cists, and the remains of Bronze age settlements with hut circles.

Layers of later history can also be seen nearby including open cast tin mines near the river, and rabbit warrens.

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Dartmoor Walk through Time & Tin Mines-for Single Outdoor-Lovers
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Dartmoor Walk through Time & Tin Mines-for Single Outdoor-Lovers

Pi Society & Dartmoor’s Daughter have again joined forces to invite you for a stunning walking experience on Dartmoor. 

Walking together with other single outdoors-lovers, we will stroll past an ancient granite cross, up to a tor or two for beautiful far-reaching views, through a fascinating ruined Bronze Age settlement and triple stone row, and into the remains of an open cast industrial era tin mine. Ending up at the famous Warren House Inn, we will enjoy drinks together and a delicious home-made lunch.

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Walk & Navigation Practice Day - Intermediate Level
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Walk & Navigation Practice Day - Intermediate Level

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.

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Half-term Map Reading Fun for Children
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Half-term Map Reading Fun for Children

Families or children will be invited to join forces in pairs or teams to find natural and man-made features in the landscape using grid references and the four cardinal directions. There may even be a letterbox or two to find along the way! A photo on their phone (or yours!) will be proof that the object has been located. And each object found will piece together to solve a picture puzzle.

Join us for a fun and active morning where children will be encouraged to work without direct supervision, giving them a sense of independence and adventure.

Map reading is a life-long skill that can be applied to walking, running, or just enjoying the great outdoors together. (It also helps once you’re old enough to drive a car too!)

Recommended age-range: 8-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Navigation Training for Beginners (or Refresher)

Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? Join us to visit a Dartmoor that's off the beaten track that will help you to regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing a reminder of how to use a map and compass as well as an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: 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!

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'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter

Join us to discover the hidden gems of Dartmoor. You will walk ancient tracks; be regaled with stories by local people of local people and history; and be driven between destinations in a luxury or vintage Landrover.

Tich Scott is a 14th generation Dartmoor farmer who runs 'Proper Dartmoor Tours'. He is an award-winning local dialect speaker, has been on BBC Spotlight several times, and knows everyone there is to know as one of Devon’s best loved comedians, story-tellers, and folk singers!

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'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

'Proper' Tales & Trails with Tich Scott & Dartmoor's Daughter

Join us to discover the hidden gems of Dartmoor. You will walk ancient tracks; be regaled with stories by local people of local people and history; and be driven between destinations in a luxury or vintage Landrover.

Tich Scott is a 14th generation Dartmoor farmer who runs 'Proper Dartmoor Tours'. He is an award-winning local dialect speaker, has been on BBC Spotlight several times, and knows everyone there is to know as one of Devon’s best loved comedians, story-tellers, and folk singers!

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Navigation Training (or Refresher) Workshop - Daylight, Dimpsey, & Dark
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Navigation Training (or Refresher) Workshop - Daylight, Dimpsey, & Dark

Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? Join us to visit a Dartmoor that's off the beaten track that will help you to regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing a reminder of how to use a map and compass as well as an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation (feeling and seeing the landscape). We will start in daylight and end at 'dimpsey' (dusk)/dark to mimic fog. Experience how to always know where you are and how to get to where you'd like to be, whatever the weather!

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Sacred Crescent Walk - 8 Stone Circles on NE Dartmoor
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Sacred Crescent Walk - 8 Stone Circles on NE Dartmoor

Walk with us through an ancient ceremonial landscape on Dartmoor. The eight stone circles on North East Dartmoor form an approximate arc. What is the purpose of the stone circles, and this particular formation in the landscape? Are the circles connected to each other? Was it deliberate architecture that five rivers rise in the centre of the arc as well as the Whitehorse Hill cist? Is there a full circle of stone circles across the north moor perhaps?

Taking an archaeological as well as phenomenological approach, we will journey together through this wild and beautiful landscape asking questions of the ancestors, stones, and land along the way.

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