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Woodland Restoration walks in the Dartmoor Valleys (Bovey Valley Woods)

  • Location Manaton
  • Price from £50.00
  • Historical
  • Tours
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape


For many, Dartmoor is about exploring the sweeping open spaces of the high moor, feeling the wind in your hair and the sun, or rain, on your back. But if you are seeking shade and shelter in the secret wooded valleys where the rivers tumble over smooth granite boulders and ancient woodlands stand in the mists of time, this series of walks is for you. Take time to walk through some of the largest woodland restoration projects in the region, led by an experienced woodland naturalist who is deeply involved in the long-term conservation work in these valleys.

Houndtor Woods in the Bovey Valley
Some of the most diverse woodland habitats stand together in this peaceful, unexplored valley. Ancient woods and conifers under restoration form the varied backdrops and parts of this beautiful valley that take you back to the ancient Atlantic rainforest where the gnarled moss-covered oaks are home to some of the rarest bats and unusual beetles. The vibrant growth of the conservation habitats is home to many songbirds, important wildflowers and butterflies and elusive mammals like the otter and hazel dormouse. This walk takes you through time from real ancient woodland, through the Iron Age and to the present day where the latest scientific research is used to manage habitats for the special wildlife of the valley.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Dog Friendly

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Other Guided woodland walk led by an experienced woodland conservationist

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Bring clothing that is appropriate for the weather on the day
  • Waterproofs A water proof coat (full water proofs are possibly not necessary as the event will be postponed if stormy)
  • Food Snacks or a packed lunch depending on your tastes or hunger
  • Drink Bring plenty of water to keep you hydrated
  • Other Camera (for views and possible woodland wildlife) and a sense of exploration


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Raven Quest

Raven Quest

Raven Quest is the experience provider for Woodland Restoration walks in the Dartmoor Valleys (Bovey Valley Woods)