Walks at Bellever with Paul Rendell.
Courtesy of qualified Moorland Guide Paul Rendell, we are delighted to be able to offer a number of guided walks this Summer that are TOTALLY FREE.
Enjoy a great family/group day out at Bellever to experience the wonders of Dartmoor – flora, fauna, history, archaeology, wildlife – and especially ponies!
All special walks must be pre-booked – please contact Paul at email:
These walks taken at a steady pace. The terrain is partly tracks and roads, partly moorland and forestry, so good, waterproof footwear and warm, windproof/waterproof clothes, over several ‘layers’, plus an appropriate hat for the weather are all advised! Sun cream when sunny and windy too.
Meeting Point unless stated otherwise is Bellever Forest at Postbridge car park
(SX646 788). Not the Visitor Centre car park but across the road in the woods.
Dogs allowed – on leads only.
Bellever Moon Walk – EXTRA DATE - Thurs 3rd Sept
Meeting Point: Postbridge visitor centre car park. Duration: 4 miles 2 ½ hrs. Start 7.30pm.
This walk will give you chance walk in the dark on Dartmoor. We hopefully be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so bring a touch and a drink. We will learn about many legends on Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor.
Bellever through time walk – Thurs 6th Aug, Mon 10th Aug, Wed 19th Aug, Fri 28th Aug
Looking at the bronze remains on Dartmoor, see where these people used to live and see where they were buried. Discovered their way of life, a life without modern day gadgets. Just how did they survived, find out on this walk. Will look find some Dartmoor Letterboxes and learn about the ponies.
Meeting Point: Bellever Forest at Postbridge car park (SX646 788) Not the visitor centre car park but across the road in the woods. Duration: 4 miles - 3 hours 10am.
Please book for these events.
Cost is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust welcome. Numbers are limited please book early.
If you cannot make these dates, there may well be other themed walks being planned in the future, so do email us at admin.dpht.co.uk or phone 01626 833234. Or if you would like to go on a guided walk tailored specially for your family or group, or wish to go letterboxing, then as long as there are 6 or more people, we can arrange a date, so again, please contact us.
Thank you to everyone who supports us; our ponies are happy at Bellever and we are able to keep an eye on them; the ponies that are usually at Parke are having a great time on their 'holiday farm' up near Widecombe!
Free Guided Walks at Bellever with our qualified Moorland Guides.
Enjoy a 2 to 3 hour walk around this wonderful moorland site, learning about the ponies, the environment and the ancient people who lived here. For families, groups, schools; minimum of 6 people per walk.
BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN NOW!
Call 01626 833234 or email
Ideal for schools, groups & families!
During your morning or afternoon visit you will learn how these tough ponies are integral to the management of the Dartmoor landscape. Pupils will also discover how Dartmoor was formed and how Bellever, which sits in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, has changed over the past 3 million years, through the influence of weathering and man. So we tick lots of National Curriculum boxes and offer a really DIFFERENT day out! Sessions are led by an experienced and qualified guide leader, who can tailor the material to suit children aged 8 to 16 yrs.
BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN NOW!
Call 01626 833234 or email
If you cannot make these dates but would like to go on a walk looking for rocks, letterboxes or to learn about the area and you can gather 6+ people, then we may be able to arrange another date so please contact Paul.
Please book for all activities listed below via
I write to thank you for providing Hartpury College degree students with a very informative tour of the moors . The information gleaned from your tour and talk was more than relevant to both Equine Science students and Conservation and Land Science students - I think both parties went away with a bigger picture understanding of the practicalities of pony conservation! The work you are doing on the moors is inspirational and we hope to run another trip to Dartmoor in the near future hopefully offering some volunteers to help with it. Once again thank you very much for your time and enthusiasm.
Linda Greening - senior lecturer, widening participation Programme leader, Equine Business Management
Department of Land and Animal Sciences
Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE
Just a note to thank you very much for Monday. We all got such a lot out of it and you have even inspired a Dad, who has lived here all his life and never uses Dartmoor for leisure, to get out on the moors more with his family, so all the boxes ticked! I wish we could have had longer with you as the class were so interested in everything you had to say.
Hopefully, we can arrange another time for next term. We have some really good photos that Nicky is doing some art work from with both classes. A great day!
You are a wonderful guide!
Dorne and Sheepstor Class
We wanted to email and say a big thank you for a fantastic day out on the moor. The children, adults and everyone concerned thoroughly enjoyed it. We all felt the guides pitched the talk and walk at the right level for the children, knew how to engage the children and were very flexible to the needs of different groups. We feel we've learnt a lot and had a lot of fun.
Thanks again for this. It has given the children a very memorable and enjoyable experience.
Sarah Okehampton Primary School
FREE! Conservation days and events
We can provide you with a highly unusual outdoor experience. It is a perfect opportunity for participants to get fit and learn about Dartmoor's archaeology, flora and fauna, whilst carrying out important work to manage this very special site.