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Wild & Ancient Dartmoor

26 May — 29 May 2020 | Tour Director: Peter Exley

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Tour Director

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Peter Exley,

BSc

conservationist and ornithologist who works for the RSPB

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1700 at the Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor, for three nights. Welcome and introductory lecture. Optional evening walk on Trendlebere Down to listen for nightjars (weather permitting).

Day

2

Rich oak woodlands at Yarner Wood National Nature Reserve (possible pied flycatchers, redstarts, and wood warblers, Haytor Granite Tramway), Trendlebere Down (sundews, orchids, Dartford warblers, butterflies), Hound Tor (abandoned medieval village).

Day

3

Holne Moor (rich historical landscape, home to whinchats, cuckoos and adders), Higher Uppacott (restored medieval longhouse) and Wistman’s Wood (atmospheric ancient oak woodland).

Day

4

Walk from Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound through Challacombe (abandoned medieval village) and Soussons Down (wildlife rich valley) to Headland Warren (former commercial rabbit warren). Tour disperses 1300 at the hotel.

Tour Dates

26 May — 29 May 2020

Days

4

Cost

£995

Tour Code

DART-20

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PRACTICALITIES

As we will explore the area largely on foot, participants should be prepared for walks of around three miles over paths that can be uneven, rocky and muddy. Participants should have a good overall level of fitness.

Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £150.

 
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