Winter in Dartmoor
The Beauty of Dartmoor
TRANS DARTMOOR TREK
A Walk on the Wild Side!!
The Trans-Dartmoor walk is a fantastic 25 mile weekend challenge. Dartmoor has been a National Park since 1951. Three hundred and sixty five square miles of beautiful wild moorland landscape, stunning wooded valleys and wind swept Tors (rocky summits). Dartmoor is a rich habitat for many forms of wildlife and has a wealth of interesting archaeological remains.
This adventure starts on the southernmost edge of the national park and heads north towards Princetown. Leaving the picturesque villages behind the trek climbs up onto the open high moorland. Fantastic distant views all around whilst passing remains of long abandoned clay and tin mines, reminders of a very different and tougher life style. Our journey takes us right into the middle of the south moor, truly wild country!
The route continues on over wild often featureless terrain eventually reaching Princetown at 1500ft above sea level making it one of the highest towns in England.
Sunday finds the group heading out onto the spectacular, wild upland landscape of the north moor. A vast, area of real open country - Cut Hill near Fur Tor is the furthest point from any road south of Northumberland. There are many haunting tales of navigational errors by local and visiting walkers! Under the guidance of a very experienced local guide the group will navigate across the wildest part of this beautifully unspoilt and fascinatingly remote landscape. Eventually reaching the northern boundry of the moor and the end of a real adventure!! You will be accompanied throughout by a qualified mountain leader.
Spirit of Adventure in The Guardian
Click on the link below to see how the Travel Editor of the Guardian enjoyed her Trans Dartmoor Trek - http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/dec/27/dartmoor-winter-walking-holidays-uk?page=all
Spirit of Adventure is inspected regularly by the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) and has been granted a license to run canoeing, climbing and mountaineering activities. The authority inspects our equipment and safety procedures and ensures that all our staff are suitably qualified.
We are an approved British Canoe Union (BCU) center which certifies that our kayaking, canoeing and water based sessions are run to the highest standards and that our equipment is up to date and well maintained.
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Trans Dartmoor Trek
2 day complete traverse of Dartmoor National Park
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