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Dartmoor (Gold)

Expedition Code

DM17 - please quote this in all correspondence with the leaders.

About the Area

Dartmoor scenery - tors and moorland
Dartmoor is one of the few remaining wilderness areas in the south of England. It is famous for its granite tors - distinctive rocky outcrops on the tops of the hills. The north moor is a wild landscape used extensively as a military training area, while the south moor is more rolling and open, presenting a considerable navigational challenge.

The area was a major centre in prehistory, and there are a number of stone rows and circles, with remains of villages and homesteads providing the opportunity for some original exploration. From the Middle Ages mining became a major industry and there are still the remains of a number of mines and mining villages.

Please note - this expedition has taken place!

Award Level

Gold: Practice or Qualifying (N.B. please see the FAQ about mixed practice/qualifying groups)

Dates

Friday 7th July to Tuesday 11th July 2017

Deadline

Thursday 25th May 2017

Planning Day

Saturday 27th May 2017

Outline of Expedition

We will travel on Friday to Harford Bridge Campsite (www.harfordbridge.co.uk ), just outside Tavistock. We will have an afternoon acclimatisation walk followed by hot chocolate or ice cream in the famous Fox Tor café in Princetown. The expedition starts on Saturday morning and will end on Tuesday afternoon, returning home that evening.

Fees

£175 (including a £25 non-returnable deposit required at the time of application)

How to Apply

Please contact Alan Wallis for an application form and further details. You can contact Alan by E-mail.

Useful Links

Dartmoor National Park
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