Free guided ‘moon walk’ at Bellever on Dartmoor

Due to high demand, we have added another date for one of our free ‘Bellever Moon Walks’ – Thursday, 3rd September.

A rare chance to experience walking safely in the dark on Dartmoor! Hopefully we’ll be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so please bring a torch and a drink.

We will learn about some of the legends of Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor. Duration: four miles and starting at 7.30pm, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. No guarantees that the conditions will be perfect, of course, but definitely an unusual and memorable opportunity.

At its moorland site at Bellever Forest, Postbridge, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) runs free guided walks all year round, working with a number of experienced and entertaining moorland guides.

Special themed events such as these are only available occasionally! Please note it is vital that you pre-book as numbers are limited, especially in light of COVID-19 restrictions that will be adhered to. Other special walks coming up include:

Bellever Through Time Walks
– Friday, 28th August
A fascinating chance to look at the Bronze Age remains on Dartmoor, see where these people used to live and where they were buried, discover their way of life – a life without modern day gadgets – and how they survived.
We’ll also find some Dartmoor Letterboxes and we’ll learn about the Dartmoor ponies that live there and why they are so important to the moorland and Dartmoor past, present and future. Duration: four miles and lasting about three hours, starting at 10am. These events are free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be greatly appreciated. For further details and to book on any of the walks, please contact Paul Rendell at paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

If you cannot make these dates but would like to go on a walk, go letterboxing and find out more about Dartmoor and Bellever in particular, then as long as there are six or more people, we may be able to arrange another date, so please contact Paul.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is committed to helping ensure that there is a future for the native Dartmoor Pony on Dartmoor.

The Charity also delivers opportunities for people of all ages and interests to enhance their health and wellbeing, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Dartmoor’s landscape, biodiversity, archaeology and heritage.

For further information about the work of the DPHT or other opportunities to learn more about Dartmoor, please call 01626 833234 or see website www.dpht.co.uk.

Ben Fox

Author: Ben Fox

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