Dartmoor is a wilderness where you can find peace and solitude, and even in the height of the summer there are places you will see no one and only the sounds of the skylarks will accompany you. We are able to help you choose some quiet places to walk, cycle, wild swim or simply sit and admire the panoramic views. There are ample maps and guide books for you to borrow with routes for walks either from the house or further afield, by car. Cycle hire is available close by or perhaps you would like to experience the moor on horse back, which is also available within a few miles. A real treat is a ride in a horse and open carriage around the moorland lanes but this should be booked well in advance.
There is bouldering, rock climbing, canoeing and letter boxing all possible around the area.
The wild dramatic coast of South Devon is a match for any coastline around the British Isles and the coastal walks are magnificent and well worth the 40 minute drive if you have a day to spare.
WILD DARTMOOR EXPERIENCE WALK £120 per couple
At Mitchelcroft we understand that not everyone is a seasoned walker with map and compass skills and navigation can be difficult, so we offer a 1 day wilderness experience with Michael, who is a qualified mountain leader. He can take you to Fox Tor Mire the setting for Grimpen Mire in Conan Doyles ’The Hound of the Baskervilles’, Ancient stone circles and monuments as well as some of the oldest oak woodlands in Europe.
Good walking footwear and some waterproofs (yes, it does rain in Devon!) are all you need. We will provide a packed lunch and transport to and from the walk. We will it tailor it to your interests be it archaeological, ornithological or simply to see Dartmoor at its wildest.
DARTMOOR WAY CYCLE ROUTE
If you’re fit they say you can cycle this in a day, Phew…..or you can do it over two days, OR, you can take your time and cycle it at leisure.
HORSE RIDING ON DARTMOOR
Please contact us and we will put you in touch with riding stables in our area.
MOORLAND GUIDES moorlandguides.co.uk
They will tailor your walk for your special interest or lead you into a beautiful wilderness you’ll find hard to forget