The festival being organised by Moorland Guides will run from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 4th September 2016 inclusive and will cover all areas of Dartmoor and open to everybody of all ages and abilities.
They will be putting on several events each day during the nine-day festival ranging from modest guided strolls and children’s rambles to full day walks and ambitious challenges! There really will be something for everyone.
The Dartmoor National Park are fully supporting the week with Ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits and events and we are delighted to also have the support of those who live and work on Dartmoor within the Dartmoor Commoner’s Council. We have also tied-up in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, a wonderful charity; to support their 25th annual moor walk on the final day of the festival on Sunday 4th September when all of our week’s efforts will be targeted on raising much needed sponsorship for their work.
The end of the week will culminate in a celebration event with the British Heart Foundation at a local Princetown venue with food and entertainment being planned. Their exciting programme will also include climbing, Nordic walking, cycling and much much more. Making use of the local cycle trails will also mean that those who use mobility scooters and ‘Trampers’ can also come along and enjoy what Dartmoor has to offer.
Their aim is to have four events each day during the nine-day festival, so there really is something for everybody, with evening talks and walks included. The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team is also supporting the week and if you have ever wondered what they do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers then come and join them on an evening exercise to find out more!
Local speakers will be putting on a variety of illustrated talks of a Dartmoor theme at the Princetown Information Centre in the square.
The week is only limited by your imagination so come along, come and explore Dartmoor on your Doorstep and find out more about this incredibly special place.
You can download a copy of the Walking Festival Programme here