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Dartmoor - Wild Ponies, Valleys, Castles and Tors weekend trip
Dartmoor - Wild Ponies, Valleys, Castles and Tors weekend trip

Sat, 15 Oct

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Devon

Dartmoor - Wild Ponies, Valleys, Castles and Tors weekend trip

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Time & Location

15 Oct 2022, 08:00 – 16 Oct 2022, 21:00

Devon, United Kingdom

About the Event

Visit the hidden side of Dartmoor, to a creepy forest, deep valleys and incredible gorge views!

Dartmoor has a lot more to offer than Tors and wild ponies, although we will definitely see both.

Come with us on this adventurous trip for stunning hikes in the fresh air where you will have time to take pictures of rivers, tors, ponies, waterfalls, valleys, bridges and a castle.

The main focus of this trip is the wild camping experience which will be adjusted to allow for the weather. If the weather is great we will sleep somewhere elevated to watch the sunrise, if the weather is not so good we will sleep lower under trees.

There will be no need to carry your camping kit all the time and we can lend you a tent.

You will also have the option to sleep in our comfy motorhome instead.

COST

£150

INCLUDES

  • Full travel from Hammersmith, London and back
  • Guided walks

TRAVEL

Departure and meeting point

Travel by minibus

8 am

Black's Road - Behind Marks and Spencer

Hammersmith, London

Breaks

2 service stops

Travel duration including breaks

4 -5 hours (not including traffic)

LUGGAGE

Please bring no more than a backpack and a small bag.

MEALS

Meals are not included but will be planned closer to the day

ITINERARY

Saturday

Meet at 8 am and leave immediately

Dart Valley circular walk

Absolutely stunning walk with Tors, Dart River, Waterfall Creeks and incredible views.

TECHNICAL NOTE:

Distance: 5 miles / 7 km

Total Ascent: 300 meters / 1000 feet

Difficulty: Moderate - some steep inclinations

Length: 4 hours

Wistman’s Wood

Wistman's Wood is an amazing and beautiful group of stunted oak trees growing among granite boulders. The wood is famous for its twisted and weathered dwarf trees, covered in mosses and lichens.

TECHNICAL NOTE

Distance: 2 miles

Length: 1.5 hours

If the group seem happy and the weather is good we will extend this last trail for another 2.5 hours.

Sunday

River Teign, Fingle Gorge, Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo

TRAILS TECHNICAL NOTES:

Distance: 6 miles/ 9.5 km

Total Ascent: 400 metres/ 1300 feet

Difficulty: Moderate - some steep inclinations

Length: 5 hours

Ride to London after the hike

WHAT TO BRING

This is the main kit. You will likely need a few more things depending on your needs, the weather and etc. We will send you a better list closer to the day.

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm layers as it is a lot colder up north
  • Smartwool socks
  • Extra clothes in case you get wet
  • Sleeping bag of at least 3 seasons
  • Sleeping mat
  • Lightweight backpacking tent - we have some to lend
  • 60 litres backpack
  • Refillable water bottle

Others

· Toiletries

· Sunglasses

· Hiking poles

COMMUNICATION

A WhatsApp group will be set up a few days before the trip and the final details will be given to you. Keep checking your messages on Meetup for the link to the group

REFUNDS

We no longer offer refunds due to COVID. Make sure you have travel insurance in case you cannot attend due to illness or injuries.

By signing up for a trip or event with Hiking Nation you agree to our full Terms and Conditions.

ATTENTION:

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course, avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.

Tickets

  • Dartmoor Wild Camping

    £150.00
    +£3.75 service fee

Total

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