Dartmoor walks this way | Walks

Dartmoor Walks This Way can offer a full day or half day of walking on the moor that will start at a convenient location and take you to lovely hidden corners, interesting historic sites and varied landscapes in the company of an experienced guide with good knowledge of local history and geography.  The route will be planned to suit what you want to do and see.  Phone 07914-184220 or email to book a guided walk or discuss the best route for you.

Sunday Walks for Locals

"I live locally and would like to join a group to get to know Dartmoor better. Do you offer any regular guided walks?"

Name: Scheduled Walks Programme - Quarries Galore

Distance: 5.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate - mostly good tracks, undulating rather than steep gradients

Features: Quarries with ruins, old railroad, plentiful views and tors



Starting at Peek Hill car park, we walk northwards through the pretty Routrundle enclosures and walk up to meet the old rail track as it passes Ingra Tor, the first of 3 quarries we'll visit.  We follow the rail track along the side of the valley and over the Long Ash Brook, then turn off to visit Swelltor Quarry - an eerie and extraordinary place where the whole top of the hill has been quarried away and the views are spectacular.  Walking through the ruins, we head over to Foggintor Quarry with its lake and more ruins.  We briefly rejoin the rail track before leaving it to walk across open moorland to Leeden Tor from where we drop back down to the car park.

This is very much a good visibility walk - if it's misty or drizzly, we'll head to Fingle Bridge instead and walk to Wooston Fort and back along the Teign.

Meet at Peartree garage at 11.00 am.  Return by 4.30/5.00 pm.  We'll share cars from Ashburton.  Please email or text me if you wish to come.  Cost of walk: £8