Recreational Dartmoor

Recreational Dartmoor


Donate for Dartmoor funding comes from individual donations and from organisers of large scale recreational events held on Dartmoor such as Ten Tors. Our key project for 2018/19 is:

Nuns Cross Path, Princetown

This project is improving access along a well-used route across a spectacular area of high moorland from Princetown to Eylesbarrow. The route is popular with walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers and we are carrying out path restoration, repairs and improvements to the route, along with moorland restoration works to limit erosion.

Work has progressed well thanks to Donate for Dartmoor and Mend Our Mountains donations. In places, the path had widened up to seven meters and work has been done to restore the sensitive moorland habitat. As a guide it costs £30 - 40 per linear metre to repair upland paths and restore moorland at the edges. The estimated total cost of this project is around £200,000.

Once complete, Nuns Cross Path will provide a 20km circular, high quality, sustainable walking and cycling route from Princetown, boosting tourism and the local economy.

Please help us finish restoring this important path.