If you’re searching for the perfect base for walking holidays then you’ve come to the right place. The Manor and Ashbury Resorts are located at the foothills of Dartmoor National Park. Simply hop in your car and you can be up on the moors in a matter of minutes.

Dartmoor Guided Walks

Dartmoor is renowned for its wild and rugged beauty, often described as one of England’s most captivating landscapes. This ancient moorland offers a wealth of natural wonders, combined with interesting folklore and fresh countryside air. It is the ideal destination for those seeking an enriching walking holiday.

At The Manor and Ashbury Resort we offer guided walks with an expert guide. Our guides have fantastic knowledge of the local area and will be able to put out beauty spots and notable landmarks during your guided walk. Be sure to take a camera along as you won’t want to miss the stunning scenery around you.

We offer a variety of walks averaging around 4 miles in distance. Start by meeting your guide at the Manor Resort, they will give you a brief introduction, safety information and instructions on how to get to the start point of the walk. We advise walkers to wear suitable footwear as the terrain is often uneven.

What Can You Expect To See on You Guided Walk?

Each of our walking routes are different, so be sure to take a look at the information we provide before setting off if there is a particular area, or landmark you want to find. A few of the most popular walks are:

The paths descend into the valley of the West Okement River below Meldon Reservoir passing through the old 19th Century quarry. After crossing the river on a footbridge the path follows the Red-A-Ven Brook up a most attractive gorge of rocks and waterfalls, past the remains of a copper mine.

Belstone Cleave
We start by walking through the village of Belstone with its authentic village stocks. A steep path takes us to a footbridge over the River Taw. Climbing up a steep
but short hill we see the rounded mass of Cosdon Beacon. We leave the moor by taking a downhill track through the woods to the lovely village of Sticklepath.

Yes Tor
A more demanding route involving some steep ground. Visiting five tors, including Yes Tor (2030ft) and High Willhays (2039ft), the highest peak in England South of Yorkshire, we have magnificent 360° view of Devon from the Bristol Channel to the English Channel. We return via West Mill Tor and Row Tor.

Best Hiking Holidays

For those who are more confident and wish to explore further on their own self-guided walks, our resorts act as a perfect base. We are close to Dartmoor, allowing you access to adventure across the moors on your own chosen routes. We do however recommend that you let us know when leaving site, and provide us with an estimated return time, so we can check in on your safe return.

Published On: 8 February 2024