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Dartmoor walking festival 2019

Moorland Guides Walk Festival. Accessible walks for mobility scooters

All walks are fully guided by people with extensive knowledge of Dartmoor

SCOOTERS Cat. 1 = basic power chair or 4mph scooter or wheelchair, Cat 2 = 6/8 mph road scooter or more advanced power chair. Cat 3 = Tramper or equivalent off road scooter or off road power chair.

Saturday 24 August. 11am – 3pm. Drakes trail Yelverton to Grenofen tunnel. 6 miles. Category 1 good to surface but very steep hills.

Meet at carpark by Dartmoor Bakery in Yelverton

Taking in the iconic features of RAF Harrowbeer, Gem Bridge & Brunel’s Grenofen tunnel, with distant views towards the Moor. Mainly a good tarmac surface with a short on road (quiet) section & there are some gentle inclines.

Sunday 25 August. 11am – 3pm Yarner Wood and the Bovey Valley. 5.5 miles. Category 2-3

Meet at Middle Trendlebere carpark

This guided walk will look at the varying habitats of Yarner Wood and the Bovey Valley and the human history of the area. It will be on gravel tracks with some gradients, and small amounts of heathland paths.

Monday 26 August. 11am – 4pm. Fernworthy reservoir and Forest. 6.5 miles. Category 3.  

Meet at Fernworthy Reservoir car park

A walk alongside part of this pretty reservoir, then through Fernworthy Forest. We can find a Bronze Age stone circle, burial cairns & stone rows within the forest which is mostly coniferous. It’s peaceful and tranquil and has occasional views of moorland. Paths are a mixture of wide forestry roads and narrow, bumpy and muddy tracks.

Tuesday 27 August. 11am – 4pm. Rattlebrook Tramway. 6.25 miles. Category 3+

Meet at Fox and Hounds pub

This guided walk will take us up onto the open Moor above the River Lyd following the track bed of the old railway around Great Links Tor to the Rattlebrook Peat Works, as we explore the area’s industrial archaeology. The stony track is uneven and can be wet in places.

Thursday 29 August 10.30am – 3pm 10.30am – 3pm. Bellever Forest. 8 miles. Category 3. Meet at Postbridge Visitor Centre carpark

A beautiful walk from Postbridge through Bellever Forest to the river and the picturesque stone clapper bridge at Bellever via bronze age huts. While the main Forestry roads are wide and gravelled, some of route is rough, boggy, grassy, muddy and rocky. There are some great viewpoints

Friday 30 August. 11am – 4pm. Okehampton Military Ring Road. 7 miles. Category 3.

Meet at carpark near Row Tor

A circular ramble into the heart of Dartmoor. There is one ford to cross so scooters need to be capable of driving through water. This road is part tarmac, part gravel some of it rocky and bumpy. Some superb views across Dartmoor, from the highest part of the Moor.

Saturday 31 August. 10am – 12.30pm. Shipley Bridge to the Avon Dam. 4.5 miles. Category 1

Meet at Shipley Bridge carpark

This guided walk will follow the River Avon upstream to the dam with beautiful views of the river and surrounding landscape and plenty of history to explore en route. A good quality tarmac surface all the way. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the end!

Sunday 1 September. 11am – 3pm. Fingle woods and the River Teign. 5 miles. Category 1

Meet at carparking area near Fingle Bridge Inn

This guided walk will take us along a level, well-surfaced path beside the rushing River Teign from Fingle to Clifford Bridge in the stunning wooded gorge below Castle Drogo. There will be an optional diversion to Upperton Weir.

To book contact Dawn Williamson: 07557 330577. Further details will be provided after booking