Calendar of Walks & Experiences
Join us for a great family day out at the Dartmoor National Park Summer Fair on Saturday 27th July. Visit the Dartmoor’s Daughter stand to explore interesting Dartmoor finds and foods. And join me, Emma Cunis of Dartmoor’s Daughter, for a short walk 2-3pm to explore the beauty of the local area and some seasonal wild foods.
Join Dartmoor's Daughter's for a stunning walk and wild swim near the stunning range of Belstone tors. We’ll walk below the tors; pause a moment at a Bronze Age cairn circle with legend of dancing maidens; wonder about the real story behind Irishman’s wall; and swim in a beautiful river pool.
This stunning walk back again for this year’s 'Something Wild Trail Running Festival' 2019 following the 10K runners route, after all the runners have left. So if you have a spouse or friend doing the race why not join this walk!
Join Dartmoor’s Daughter and other Home Ed families for a short walk, swim, and picnic on the banks of beautiful Shilley Pool.
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.
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.
A fun and interesting way of connecting children to the beautiful Dartmoor landscape. Families will be invited to team up into ‘wolf packs’ so you can help each other to search and tick off a picture list of several different types of animals, plants, trees, and flowers as well as objects in the landscape. Plus there are rocks to climb, a granite tramline to follow, pond-filled quarry to explore, and several letterboxes/geocaching to find.
Journey back in time by walking part of the old South Zeal-Hangingstone Hill peat merchants and tinners track that skirts dangerous Raybarrow Pool, visiting the Bronze Age Whitmoor stone circle with its magnificent 360 degree views, and impressive reconstructed triple stone row known as the Graveyard or Cemetery. Climbing up Cosdon Beacon for stunning views, we end our day with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Shilley Pool.
Learn map and compass skills in a hands-on and practical workshop. Build confidence to explore new places and walk off the beaten track. We will also discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation.
Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Dartmoor Skies for an astronomical adventure in the heart of the moorland. With Saturn visible in the sky, and a host of other astronomical wonders to enjoy, this promises to be a memorable night.
Join local guide and expert, Emma Cunis of Dartmoor's Daughter at Gidleigh Park for an informative guided walk on Dartmoor and an outstanding three-course lunch, as well as pastries, coffee and wine. Emma will lead you on a historical journey as she shares her passion and flare for the beautiful landscape of towering granite tors, vast open moorland carpeted in grasses and beautiful heathers, lush wooded valleys, and torrent rivers.
The Orionid meteor shower is considered one of the most beautiful meteor showers of the year, they are fast meteors and bright. They are known for leaving persistent 'trains' (trails) which can last for a few seconds or maybe up to a minute. They are fragments of Halley's comet.
Savour an outstanding three-course lunch with a glass of wine before joining local guide and expert, Emma Cunis of Dartmoor's Daughter, at Gidleigh Park for a fascinating talk as she tries to unravel the mysteries of Dartmoor's famous myths and legends over coffee and petits fours.