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: paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

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. paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

Cost is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust welcome. Numbers are limited please book early.

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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 admin@dpht.co.uk

 

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 admin@dpht.co.uk

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 paul.dartmoor@gmail.com

Bellever Through Time Walk – Thurs 6th Aug, Mon 10th Aug, Wed 19th Aug, Fri 28th Aug

A fascinating chance to look at the Bronze Age remains on Dartmoor, see where these people used to live and see where they were buried, discover their way of life - a life without modern day gadgets - and how they survived.

We’ll also find some Dartmoor Letterboxes and we’ll learn about the Dartmoor ponies that live there and why they are so important to the Moorland and Dartmoor past, present and future.
Meeting Point: Bellever Forest at Postbridge car park (SX646 788). Not the visitor centre car park but across the road by the woods. Duration: 4 miles - 3 hours.  Start 10am.
Please book with Paul Rendell via paul.dartmoor@gmail.com
These events are free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be greatly appreciated. Numbers are limited so book early and please note that we shall adhere to any government guidelines re Covid-19.
If you cannot make these dates but would like to go on a walk, go letterboxing and find out more about Dartmoor and Bellever in particular, then as long as there are 6 or more people, we may be able to arrange another date, so please contact Paul.

 

Bellever Moon Walk – Wed 2nd Sept

A chance to walk in the dark on Dartmoor! Hopefully we’ll be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so bring a torch and a drink. We will learn about some of the legends of Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor.
Meeting Point: Postbridge visitor centre car park. Duration: 4 miles - 2 ½ hrs.  Start 7.30pm.

Please book with Paul Rendell via paul.dartmoor@gmail.com
These events are free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust will be greatly appreciated. Numbers are limited so book early and please note that we shall adhere to any government guidelines re Covid-19.
If you cannot make these dates but would like to go on a walk, go letterboxing and find out more about Dartmoor and Bellever in particular, then as long as there are 6 or more people, we may be able to arrange another date, so please contact Paul.


 

Bellever Moon Walk

Thurs 15th Aug. Meeting Point: Postbridge Visitor Centre car park. Duration: 4 miles, over approx. 2.5 hrs. Start 8.30pm. Walk in the dark on Dartmoor! We will hopefully be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so bring a torch and a drink. We will learn about many legends on Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor.

​Bellever Letterbox Walks 

Wed 21st Aug. Start 10am, duration: 4 miles, lasting approx. 3 hours. Explore Bellever, learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes and visit a number of them. Please bring note paper to take copies of the stamps.

Letterboxing at Bellever - October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020: Letterboxing at Bellever
Start time: 2:00 PM

Meeting point: Postbridge, car park in the woods opposite side of the road to visitor centre
Duration:  4 miles |  2 1/2 hours
Route:

Explore Bellever whilst you learn about Dartmoor Letterboxes. Hidden treasures, Bring some note paper to take copies of the rubber stamps. We meet in the forest car park at Postbridge, not the visitor centre or Bellever Forest car park. This event is free but donations for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust are welcome.

Cost: Free  

Bellever History Hunters

Thurs 1st Aug, Tue 27th August. Looking at the bronze remains on Dartmoor, see where these people used to live and see where they were buried. Discover their way of life, a life without modern day gadgets. Just how did they survive? Start 10am, duration 4 miles, lasting approx. 3 hours.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Dear Liz,
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

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