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  "There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all." — Robert Orben

Very well organised, full of interest. Delicious snacks.

- Margaret J, Isle of Wight


Dartmoor photos
Dartmoor photos
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walking capital sgw
bluebells and garlic at carwinion woods
bluebells and garlic at carwinion woods
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st anthonys to falmouth 2
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walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
Dartmoor june 2012
Dartmoor june 2012
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walking capital sgw
mylor harbour 2
mylor harbour 2
portscatho to porthcurnick beach
portscatho to porthcurnick beach
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walking capital sgw
portbeor beach from zone point
portbeor beach from zone point
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walking capital sgw
helford passage over to helford
helford passage over to helford
portloe from manare point
portloe from manare point
nare head to carne beach
nare head to carne beach
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walking capital sgw
st anthonys to great molunan
st anthonys to great molunan
Dartmoor june 2012
Dartmoor june 2012
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
caerhays from tregavarras
caerhays from tregavarras
falmouth to flushing
falmouth to flushing
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walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw

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Guided Walking Tour of Dartmoor

Dartmoor Guided Walking Holiday

Following our first successful walking week on Dartmoor in 2017 we are going to walk on Dartmoor Saturday June 30th - July 7th 2018. If you are interested then email us to register your interest.

7 nights at the superb Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton and six days of walks and tours.

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Dartmoor is just too immense to capture, not only on camera but within ones mortal heart and imagination. If the landscape of Dartmoor could talk it would sigh; a deep, sonorous, knowledgeable sigh lasting eons. A Romantic interpretation? Yup! It has that effect.

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 The walking holiday on Dartmoor in brief:-

  • 7 nights Saturday to Saturday.
  • 6 days of walking and visits included.
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast included at the marvellous Moorland Garden Hotel
  • Packed lunches, transportation, special visits and CD ROM of photos of the weeks walks included.
  • Group will be between minimum 4 and 9 people.

dartmoor torsThe walking day on Dartmoor starts with a great breakfast at the hotel and we go out between 9 and 9.30am in Ellie our walkitcornwall VW 8 seater to any of the many areas we have in our itinerary for our days walk which will be between 5 and 9 miles (8- 14kms). We return at between 5 & 6 pm to enjoy dinner and the facilities of the hotel.

With 15 key wildlife habitats and landscapes of international and national importance there are 448 miles (774km) of footpaths and access to hundreds of square miles of all the common land. There are many walks to choose from. With over 50% of the landscape over 300metres and 16% above 460metres there will always be views to enjoy in the 368 square mile (954 sq km) National Park not forgetting archaeological sites dating back 6000 years, ancient woodlands and of course the Dartmoor ponies.

Some facts about Dartmoor:-

  • Dartmoor is the largest expanse of unglaciated upland in Great Britain and the largest Granite surface in England.
  • In terms of wildlife Dartmoor is internationally important due to its blanket bogs, wet heaths, oak woodlands and cave system whilst nationally important for its rhos pastures, valley mires and grass moors.
  • There are 28 key species and 15 key wildlife habitats.
  • It has been a National Park since 1951.
  • 65% of Dartmoor is granite intruding 295 million years ago into the surrounding Devonian slate, shales and sandstone.
  • Tin, copper, lead, silver and iron have been mined on Dartmoor over the centuries. Many of the mine workings and old tramways are still there to see.
  • Archaeological remains include 1200 scheduled monuments including one of the only areas to see collections of burial chambers, cairns, stone rows and circles and round houses dating back 6000 years. We visit Grimspound an enclosure of huts from the Middle Bronze Age.
  • Dartmoor ponies (around 1500 of them) are essential to the conservation of the Moors and so they graze much of the area of Common Land.
  • There are 766 footpaths with 727kms to walk with 47000 hectares of public access. Should be enough for a week:-)
  • Around 34000 people live within Dartmoor National Park with Ashburton its largest town with 4000 people.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help you decide whether you would like to come for a great walking holiday with us to Dartmoor

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Dartmoor is an area of countryside identified by its unique combination of physical landscape, culture, wildlife and land use.

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