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Dartmoor (Gold)

Expedition Code

DM20 - 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.

Award Level

Gold: Practice only


Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 7th April 2020



Planning Day

Saturday 29th February 2020

Outline of Expedition

We will travel down to the expedition area early on the Saturday morning. We will have an afternoon acclimatisation walk followed by dinner in the youth hostel and equipment preparation. The expedition will start Sunday morning and end on Tuesday afternoon, returning home that evening.


£200 (including a £25 non-returnable deposit required at the time of application). This fee includes minibus travel to and from the Abingdon / Oxford area, accommodation at the YHA on Saturday evening and all meals at the YHA plus a packed lunch for Sunday, the first day of the expedition.

FAQ: What do my fees cover?

How to Apply

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

Useful Links

Dartmoor National Park

Pictures from the 2017 Expedition