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Get your walking boots on for the Dartmoor Walking Festival

Dartmoor is a fabulous place for walking, so how appropriate that it now was its own walking festival! Now in its second year, the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017 runs from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017.

This year’s programme is packed full with 69 events to choose from. With a variety of walks for all abilities it also offers taster sessions in other outdoor activities including map reading and navigation, a night walk to observe the constellations in Dartmoor’s wonderfully dark skies and investigating the moor’s archaeology, to name but a few.

This year, the event is raising funds for a vital charity – the Search and Rescue Dogs of Dartmoor who do so much to support the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams in all areas of the moor.

Organiser, Simon Dell says: “We 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 Programme can be picked up form any of the Dartmoor Tourist Information Centres or downloaded here on The Moorland Guides website

Whether you are a local or a visitor, there are plenty of walks and events that are sure to fire your enthusiasm and introduce you to places and skills that are new to you. The Dartmoor National Park is fully supporting the event with Ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits.

The event 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.

Come and make a week of it and bag yourself a bargain with some of our accommodation late availability deals

In the meantime keep an eye on the website at or the Facebook page for more information.

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