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Half-Term Letterboxing & Map Reading made Fun for Children - Fully Booked
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Half-Term Letterboxing & Map Reading made Fun for Children - Fully Booked

Children will be invited to pair up or form teams to find natural and man-made features in the landscape using grid references on an OS map 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 with a yummy prize for all!

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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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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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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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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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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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Potted History - Half-term Walk & Crafting Fun for Children
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Potted History - Half-term Walk & Crafting 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.

Option: Depending on the pace and interest of the children, we can also cross a stream and walk further up to King's Tor to learn more about the industrial history of the area including granite quarrying and the old Princetown-Yelverton tramway/railway.

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Half-term Map Reading Fun for Children
Oct
24
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: 7-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Navigation Training (or Refresher) Workshop
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Navigation Training (or Refresher) Workshop

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.

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