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.
Price: £20 adults and £10 children between the ages of 9-16 years old. This includes the use of dowsing rods, which you may choose to purchase (at cost) at the end of the walk. Pre-booking essential as group size limited.
Level: 2 out of 5 - the pace will be gentle for approximately 2 miles with several stops along the way. The dowsing teaching is primarily aimed at beginners or those with some knowledge. As an expert dowser, you are welcome to join us but the first hour will be dedicated to teaching dowsing skills.
What to bring/wear: Plenty of warm layers, waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the weather forecast); sturdy walking shoes; packed lunch and hot drink/flask. And bring rods or pendulum if you have them. Sorry, no dogs unless they are on leads and really well behaved!
Where to meet: 10.45am for 11am start at the old Scout Hut near Gutter Tor. Grid Reference SX 57782 67327. Follow the road through Sheepstor Village to the end and park near the scout hut. The nearest postcode is PL20 6PF but this will not take you to the exact location, so please use a map or ask for directions if you need.
Parking is very limited so please carshare (let us know where you are coming from and we can help to arrange carshares) and arrive early/on time!
Cancellation: The walk will go ahead unless there are strong winds or torrential rain. Please check your emails 12-24 hours beforehand. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents