High Willhays | Abbie Bikes Britain | Dartmoor
Time & Location
About The Event
Join us as we climb to the highest point on Dartmoor on this splendid circular walk in the Dartmoor National Park - our final National Park on Abbie Bikes Britain!. The walk starts at the car park at Meldon Reservoir and takes us to the 621 metres (2,039 ft) summit of High Willhays via Longstone Hill and Black Tor.
We will start with a gentle waterside section along the shores of the lovely Meldon Reservoir - lets hope for good weather as then we can enjoy the beautiful surroundings! It has a spectacular dam with wonderful views over the West Okement valley. We will then leave the reservoir climbing Longstone Hill towards Black Tor with its strking Logan Stone and great views over Walkhampton Common. The route then heads to the summit of High Willhays where there are fabulous views over Dartmoor and Devon. From the summit you descend to the impressive Yes Tor. It is the second highest peak on Dartmoor just two metres below High Willlhays.
The final section descends over Okehampton Common to the reservoir and the finish point. It's a challenging walk but on generally good paths and wonderful views as the reward - we will also look our for Dartmoor Ponies too!
This walk will be taking place as part of Abbie Bikes Britain project where Abbie will be biking the length and breadth of the country and climbing the highest point of each National Park to raise awareness about mental health and environmental conservation. #4minds4planet
Places are very limited on our walks, so do book on as soon as you can!
Walk length: 6 miles
Date and time: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 9:30am (walk start time 10:00am)
Start/finish location: Meldon Reservoir car park EX20 4LU
Getting to car park:
Best to use GoogleMaps for access.
Toilet stops: None.
By signing up for a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. We will also have a production team with us for the ascent, and you will likely be asked to present a short piece to Abbie for the camera about why you have decided to join us for the day. If you specifically do not want media taken with you in it, we do not recommend you join this or any other Abbie Bikes Britain walk.
We encourage you to take photos and videos during your time with us but ask you to be sensitive to other members when sharing these across social platforms. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we share them too!
Accidents and Incidents:
Abbie and our hired Mountain Leader are qualified first aiders and will carry an appropriate first aid kit. Should you be involved in an accident or
become injured during the walk it is important that you notify us as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let us know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything you feel the walk leader should know about.
Due to the nature of walking in an outdoor area there is often a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. Any queries please get in touch. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.
Cars are left at the owner's own risk.
The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking, and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the day before and will send you an email if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike in the mountain.
Please note that the walks are weather dependent. Should the forecast present any danger, we will endeavour to review our plans but cannot offer an alternative route due to the nature of Abbie Bikes Britain.
Food and Drink:
We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.
No Drug and Alcohol Policy:
Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out a journey of freedom from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.
By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund.
By You: We require 14 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.
- 50% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 14 days to 48 hrs before your scheduled arrival.
-100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 48 hrs.
If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via the 'contact' page.
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