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Wild & Ancient Dartmoor

15 May — 18 May 2017 | Tour Director: Peter Exley

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Peter Exley, BSc

conservationist and ornithologist who works for the RSPB

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1700 at the Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor, for three nights. Welcome drink and introductory lecture. Optional evening walk on Trendlebere Down to listen for nightjars.

Day

2

Rich oak woodlands at Yarner Wood National Nature Reserve (possible pied flycatchers, redstarts, and wood warblers, Haytor Granite Tramway), Trendlebere Down (sundews, orchids, Dartford warblers, butterflies), Hound Tor (abandoned medieval village).

Day

3

Holne Moor (rich historic landscape, home to whinchats, cuckoos and adders), Wistman’s Wood (atmospheric ancient oak woodland), Higher Uppacott (restored medieval longhouse).

Day

4

Walk from Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound through Challacombe (abandoned medieval village) and Soussons Down (wildlife rich valley) to Headland Warren (former commercial rabbit warren). Tour disperses 1300 at the hotel.

Tour Dates

15 May — 18 May 2017

Days

4

Cost

Tour Code

DART-17

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Cost includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £90.

 
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