Education Guide Hire

Our experienced education guides can navigate a group of up to 50 students across Dartmoor; helping them to understand and appreciate the natural and human features of the landscape in an active and exciting way.

Safety

We’re registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service to provide Trekking activities. View our licence at www.aals.org.uk licence number L9333/R0965.

All our guides have the Summer Moorland Leader Award from the South West Mountain and Moorland Leader Training Scheme. Many are qualified to lead moorland walking in winter and some can lead walks in a high mountainous environment. All our guides and education staff have been enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) checked and hold outdoor First Aid certificates.

We will alter or cut short a trip if necessary, for example due to bad weather, to keep students safe and well.

Prices

  Half day (3 hours) morning or afternoon Up to 6 hours
One guide - up to 25 students £55 £70
Two guides - up to 50 students £110 £14

Group sizes

We can only take groups of up to 35 students during bird nesting season which runs from 1 March - 31 July. We provide one DNPA guide for every group of 25 students. You will need to provide one adult leader or teacher for every 12 children. If the route will take you to a location that is more than half an hour away from transport or habitation, you will need to have one qualified guide for every 15 students.

Supervision

The group leader or teacher must accompany the walk and is responsible for the students at all times.

Parental consent

You must ensure that all students have signed parental consent for the activity.

Clothes and equipment

The ground is normally rough and wet and the vegetation is prickly. The weather can be extreme and can deteriorate rapidly and unexpectedly.

Students will need:

  • boots or wellies, as even sensible shoes will end up wet through
  • at least three layers of clothing, including a waterproof layer
  • spare layers
  • a drink and lunch in a rucksack not a carrier bag.
  • a spare set of dry clothes for the journey home!

You must ensure that every member of your group is properly equipped before arriving on Dartmoor.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed due to the risk to livestock.

Transport

We recommend travelling here by minibus rather than coach, to have a wider variety of starting points for your walk.

If you have to come by coach, use our map to find suitable roads for coaches and plan to start your walk at a place you can reach safely by coach.

Cancellations

Once the walk has been booked there is a cancellation charge of £10.
If you cancel with less than five working days’ notice the cancellation charge is the entire cost of the walk.
If you need to cancel email education@dartmoor.gov.uk as soon as possible.
If you’re concerned about weather conditions phone us on 01626 831080 Monday-Friday or 01822 890414 on weekends the day before your walk. If we have to cancel the walk due to bad weather we’ll offer an alternative date.

National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

If you’re planning to visit the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown you’ll need to phone them on 01822 890414 in advance to book separately.

How to book
You’ll need to book at least four weeks before the date you want.
Fill in the online enquiry form to let us know that you’re interested and to start your Dartmoor adventure. If you have any questions or want more information, phone 01626 831080 between 9am-5pm or email education@dartmoor.gov.uk

online enquiry form