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Dartmoor Nature Tours - Dartmoor - Devon

Dartmoor Nature Tours - Dartmoor - DevonDartmoor Nature Tours - Dartmoor - Devon
Telephone: 0785 8421 148
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Contact: Phil
Description

Small groups, a relaxed and leisurely walking pace with a guide who has lived and worked in the area for twenty years.  Dartmoor Nature Tours offer wildlife walks and tours to suit individual customer requirements.

More Information

Bird Tours (April to July)

These will concentrate on areas such as Yarner Wood, Trendlebere Down and the Bovey Valley Woodlands where a wide range of birds of upland oakwoods (pied flycatcher, lesser spotted woodpecker etc.) and heathlands (Dartford warbler) can be seen.  Many of the typical moorland species (wheatear, snipe, curlew, lapwing) can also be found nearby.

Butterfly Walks (May to August)

Dartmoor is still a stronghold for species such as pearl bordered, small pearl bordered, marsh and high brown fritillary as well as many others.

Fungi Forays (October to November)

These forays will provide an introduction to fungi and how to identify some of the more common edible and poisonous species.

Dusk Walks (May-July)

These last from 8 pm. to 10.00 pm. and provide participants with the chance to see roe deer, badgers, foxes, glow worms and the ghostly nightjar.

 Winter Bird Walks

Although there are fewer species on Dartmoor in winter, resident birds such as Dartford warbler and lesser spotted woodpecker can still be seen as well as winter visitors such as fieldfare, redwing and woodcock.

Woodland Walks (All year)

These walks look at Dartmoor woodlands in terms of their past cultural and economic management and local history. The impact of the Industrial Revolution can still be seen on many of the Dartmoor woods.

Literary Walks (All year)

Several authors have set novels in the Dartmoor area but Eden Phillpotts (1862 - 1960) is one of the most famous and prolific. Many of the buildings and features he described can still be seen on the ground.


Afternoon & Evening Talks for GroupsWalks
(Winter only)

Various topics available.  Please contact Phil to discuss.

What Happens on the Day

Transport
Free lifts (subject to distance) for up to three people.  Larger groups meet at pre-arranged sites.

Clothing
Suitable outdoor footwear and clothing should be worn on all walks.

Food & Drink
Packed lunches or pub lunches can be arranged at the time of booking.

Equipment
Please bring binoculars if you have them.  Some binoculars are available for loan and also use of a telescope.


About Us

Dartmoor Nature Tours are led by Phil Page.  Phil has worked in landscape and nature conservation since 1974 and was the NCC/English Nature Site Manager on Dartmoor for over twenty years.Phil Page

Phil has been leading guided walks on Dartmoor since 1986 and is a qualified guide for the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Phil has appeared on many Radio and TV programmes and has published and featured in articles on Dartmoor in several newspapers and magazines (The Times, Bird Watching, Dartmoor Magazine).