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Hidden Dartmoor - Wistman's Wood, Tors, Wild Ponies and Teign Valley - WILD CAMPING
Hidden Dartmoor - Wistman's Wood, Tors, Wild Ponies and Teign Valley - WILD CAMPING

Fri, 23 Jul


Dartmoor National Park

Hidden Dartmoor - Wistman's Wood, Tors, Wild Ponies and Teign Valley - WILD CAMPING


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Time & Location

23 Jul 2021, 18:00 – 25 Jul 2021, 22:00

Dartmoor National Park, Two Bridges, Princetown PL19 9NA, UK

About the Event

Visit the hidden side of Dartmoor, to an Instagram famous 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 fabulous trip for hikes in the fresh air where you will have time to take pictures of rivers, Tors, ponies, waterfalls, valleys, bridges and a castle.

The trip includes breakfast, a tent and full travel from London and back.






Full travel from Hammersmith, London

Guided walks


Departure and meeting point

Travel by private coach

Friday - 6 pm

Blacks Road - Behind Marks and Spencer

Hammersmith, London


2 service stops

Travel duration including breaks

5 hours


Please bring no more than a backpack, plus a sleeping bag and sleeping mat. You may leave things on the bus.


Breakfast is included in the fee. Other meals are not included.


We will buy packed lunches from a local supermarket


On Friday we eat at a service station, on Saturday we will find a takeaway meal


Wild camping in England is not permitted, so we will have to be sneaky.

We will set up camp late, leave early and leave no trace.

We will do our best to find a shower, but if we can't find anywhere for a proper wash, we will have access to jolly cold rivers :-)



6 pm meet and drive to our first camping location


Camping breakfast with options of tea, coffee, porridge, bacon, eggs and bread

Dart Valley and Wistman's Wood circular walk

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

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.


Distance: 10 miles / 16 km

Total Ascent: 300 meters / 1000 feet

Difficulty: Moderate - some steep inclinations

Length: 6 hours

Dinner after the hike then set up camping


Camping breakfast

River Teign, Fingle Gorge, Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo


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


· Hiking shoes or trail running shoes

· Backpack (you will thank yourself if you bring one with a waist belt)

· Hiking or gym clothes

Sleeping bag

Sleeping mat


· Waterproof jacket

· Towel (not provided by the hostel)

· Toiletries

· Sunglasses

· Hiking poles


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


1 - Refunds are not possible even if you fall ill with COVID. Please make sure you have travel insurance before the trip starts so you can recover any loss.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

2 - 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.

3 - As with any road trips, 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 to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.


  • Dartmoor Camping Trip

    Includes travel, guided hikes and breakfasts

    +£4.20 service fee
    Sale ended



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