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There is a walk programmed for, pretty much, every Sunday, usually starting at 10am. The grid reference for the start is included in the walks programme, along with some highlights of the route.

Walks Programme
Date Route and Details Start and Distance Leaders
Updated : April 2017
01/10/17
10am
Sea the Moor [sic!]
Coastal path and estuary shore, John Musgrove Trail, Brunel’s totem poles and Torquay’s Valley of Rocks
Labrador Bay car park
(free Sunday)
SX932705
14 miles S
Barbara
Tel: 07482 138982
08/10/17
10am
Hiking Hamel Down
Along the side of Hamel Down to King Tor, Shapley Tor, Birch Tor, Challacombe and Hameldown Beacon
Widecombe car park (fee)
SX 719769
11 miles S
Will
Tel: 07909 103007
15/10/17
10am
Around the Erme
Henlake Down, Hanger Down, New Waste, Stalldown Row, The Dancers, Erme Pound, Two Moors Way
Station Road, Ivybridge, below the railway viaduct
SX 636569 - updated
14½ miles S
Ian
Tel: 07804 181616
22/10/17
approx 11.15am
depending on AGM finish
Lustleigh Valley
Lustleigh, Hunter's Tor, Neadon Cleave, Lustleigh Cleave, Hisley Bridge, Parke Estate
Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey
SX 812783
12 miles M
Graham & Mary
Tel: 01626 830150 / 07500 340182
29/10/17
10am
Escape on Dartmoor
Whiteworks, Littaford Tor, Beardown Tors, Bachelor’s Hall
(includes river crossing)
Princetown car park (fee)
SX 589735
14 miles S
Janet
Tel: 01822 852609
05/11/17
10am
To Sittaford – the Longaford Way
Longaford Tor, Rough Tor, Sittaford Tor, Merripit Hill
Postbridge car park
SX 646788
13 miles S
Jess
Tel: 01364 661331
12/11/17
10am
Hetta’s Favourite Stomping Ground
Cosdon Hill, Throwleigh, Great Ensworthy, Buttern Hill, Scorhill stone circle Little Hound Tor, Belstone Tors
Belstone car park
SX 621938
12 miles S
Hetta
Tel: 07811 560229
19/11/17
10am
Above the East Dart Valley
Corndon Tor, Pizwell, Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor, Dartmeet, Sharp Tor
Bel Tor Corner
SX 695731
13 miles S
Don
Tel: 07530 945944
26/11/17
10am
A Hike to Hexworthy
Dr Blackall’s Drive, Corndon Down, Yar Tor, Sherwell, Hexworthy, Horn’s Cross, Bench Tor, River Dart
VENFORD RESERVOIR CAR PARK (WEST SIDE OF DAM)
SX 685712 - updated
12 miles S
Mike
Tel: 07866163708
02/12/17
Saturday 3.30pm
See Note 1(pdf)
Super Full Moon Walk
Natsworthy Gate, Chinkwell Tor, Holwell Tor, Saddle Tor and Top Tor
Widecombe car park
SX 719768
10.5 miles S
Steve
Tel: 07808 893369
03/12/17
10am
Walking Backwards: A torless tour to the source of the Walkham
Merrivale Bridge, Dead Lake, Walkham Head, Spriddle Lake, Prison Leat
Four Winds
SX 561749
12 miles S
Andrew
Tel: 01837 52332
10/12/17
10am
Circular around Widecombe
Lanes, tracks and moorland via Buckland in the Moor, Ponsworthy, Chinkwell Tor, Bonehill Rocks
Cold East Cross
SX 740742
12 miles S
Mike
Tel: 07866163708
17/12/17
10am
Around the Dart
Bench Tor, Leigh Tor, Mel Tor, Sharp Tor, Dartmeet, Combestone Tor (Includes Week Ford stepping stones, weather permitting)
Venford Resevoir car park (west side of dam)
SX 685712
11–12 miles S
Julie
Tel: 07527 021783
26/12/17 Tuesday
10am
Boxing Day Tor Bagging
A circuit of tors around Burrator Reservoir
Princetown car park (fee £2)
SX 589735
12 miles S
Chris & Mandy
Tel: 01752 311672
31/12/17
10am
Hootenanny on the Hoof
Cullever Steps, Oke Tor, Dinger Tor, High Willhays, Yes Tor, New Bridge, Black Down
Car park NE of Row Tor on military range road
SX 596923
11 miles S
Graham & Mary
Tel: 01626 830150 / 07500 340182
07/01/18
10am
Julie and Steve’s New Year’s Romp
Honeybag Tor, Hound Tor, Haytor Rocks, Rippon Tor, Bonehill Rocks
Widecombe car park
SX 719768
13 miles S
Steve & Julie
Tel: 07808 893369
14/01/18
10am
Paths on the Periphery
The Teign Valley edge of the National Park: footpaths and reservoirs
Christow car park
SX 838851
11–12 miles S
Debbie
Tel: 01364 643180
21/01/18
10am
Valleys & Villages South of Totnes
River Dart from high and low viewpoints. Footpaths and green lanes, stepping stones
Wills Road, Totnes Industrial Estate (Broad Marsh)
SX 806608
13 miles S
Barbara
Tel: 07482 138982
28/01/18
10am
See Note 2(pdf)
A Rocky Ramble
Laughter Tor, River Dart, Luckey Tor, Cathanger Rock
Postbridge car park
SX 646788
13/14 miles S
David G.
Tel: 01579 348165
04/02/18
10am
Lanes and Moorland
Shipley Bridge, Ball gate, Three Barrows, Butterdon Hill, Peek Moorgate
South Brent car park
SX 697602
13 miles S
Feli
Tel: 0789 9970215
11/02/18
10am
In Search of Snow
Great Mis Tor, Cocks Hill, White Barrow, Stephen's Grave, Merrivale, King’s Tor
Four Winds
SX 561749
10.5 miles S
Will
Tel: 07909 103007
18/02/18
10am
A Northern Circuit
Cosdon Hill, Hound Tor, Watern Tor, Buttern Hill and Shilstone Tor
South Zeal car park
SX 652935
13–14 miles S
Mike
Tel: 07866 163708
25/02/18
10am
Dartmoor Way to North Bovey
Water, Foxworthy Bridge, North Bovey, Easdon Down, Manaton, Black Hill
Trendlebere Down (bottom car park)
SX 784794
12 miles S
George
Tel: 01803 854828 / 07798 854347
04/03/18
10am
A Drive to the Manor
Sharp Tor, Dr Blackall's Drive, Spitchwick Manor, Ponsworthy, Shallowford, Corndon Down, Yar Tor
Dartmeet car park
SX 672732
11 miles S
Martyn
Tel: 01364 643728
11/03/18
10am
Bere Necessities
A walk around the Bere peninsula
Bere Alston car park (PL20 7HU)
SX 448668
12 miles S
Roger
Tel: 01822 834829
18/03/18
10am
Drizzlecombe Menhirs
Nun’s Cross, Plym Ford, Drizzlecombe, Ditsworthy Warren House
Norsworthy Bridge
SX 568694
about 11 miles S
David S.
Tel: 07970 203301
25/03/18
10am
Note: Summer Time begins
Around the 600s
Hangingstone Hill, White Horse Hill, Cut Hill, High Willhays, Yes Tor
Car park NE of Row Tor on military range road
SX 596923
15-17 miles S
John
Tel: 07402 360445
01/04/18
10am Easter Sunday
Centre of the South Moor
Childe's Tomb, Duck's Pool, Ryder’s Hill
Sherberton road, Hexworthy
SX 652727
13–14 miles S
Graham & Mary
Tel: 01626 830150 / 07500 340182
08/04/18
10am
Three Dartmoor Industries – and Other Stuff
Out to Brat Tor, back via Stenga (guaranteed to be boggy!)
Prewley Moor
SX 545911
12 miles S
Patrick
Tel: 07968 873227
15/04/18
10am
13 (ish) Miles, 13 Crosses
Walkhampton, Sampford Spiney, Horrabridge, Meavy, Burrator
Sharpitor car park on B3212
SX 561708
13–14 miles S
Isobelle
Tel: 07785 111834 (on day only) or ibelcher@live.co.uk
22/04/18
10am
Top o’ the Moor to You!
Brat Tor, Kitty Tor, Sandy Ford, High Willhays, Yes Tor, West Mill Tor, Sourton Tor, Great Nodden
Dartmoor Inn moorgate
SX 525853
15 miles S
Roger
Tel: 01822 834829
29/04/18
10am
Around Moreton
Willingstone Rock, Wooston Castle, Mardon Down, Pepperdon, Wray Cleave, Wray Valley Trail
Moretonhampstead Court St car park
SX 751860
12 miles S
George
Tel: 01803 854828 / 07798 854347

Winter Programme ( October to April ) Winter Walks (pdf)

Summer Programme ( May to October) - Summer Walks (pdf)

Points for Walk Leaders and Walkers - Notes for Walks Leaders

Moorland Group walks are generally graded S-strenuous, or occassionally M-moderate

If you have any queries, please call the Walk Leader, phone number supplied in programme, or a member of the committee.

Enjoy! And if you have any questions please email us.
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