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Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

Princetown To Burrator Circuit | Experience Dartmoor Walk

Join us for a stunning 9 mile circular from Princetown. Expect open moors, archaeological sites, ancient leats, and a stretch of the famous Dartmoor Way. This is a route you won’t forget in a hurry!

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Princetown To Burrator Circuit | Experience Dartmoor Walk
Princetown To Burrator Circuit | Experience Dartmoor Walk

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2023, 10:00 AM

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6QF, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

Our adventure for the day will begin at the pay and display car park in Princetown. Once we have all gathered and introduced ourselves, we will head south east to South Hessary Tor, looking back over HMP Dartmoor Prison, a big building that looks very out of place in its wild surroundings!

1km on and we will turn west, passing fascinating remains of tin mines and small settlements, as well as ancient crosses and Crazy Well Pool. Should the weather be clear, the views across the moors here are incredible. Norsworthy Plantation sits on the horizon, moving ever closer, before we duck under its shady canopy to pick up Devonport Leat, constructed in the 1790s to carry fresh drinking water from the high ground of Dartmoor to the expanding dockyards at Plymouth Dock. No matter the time of year, this leg of the walk proves to be exceptionally tranquil.

After crossing over the B3213, we’ll find ourselves in the wild open space of Walkhampton Common, home to the High Moor Link, a 22 mile route linking Buckfastleigh and Tavistock. The terrain here under foot will likely be dry and stable due to the gravelled path, and we can walk easily taking in the remains of Swelltor Quarries.

Lastly, following the famous Dartmoor Way, we’ll tackle the last few KM back to Princetown, concluding our walk with a debrief and maybe a visit to a local coffee shop for those we are keen.

Places are always limited on our walks, so do book on as soon as you can!

Walk length: 

Approx. 4/5hrs for 9 miles

Date and time:

Sunday 12th March 2023 | Start at 10:00am - meet around 9:45am 

Start/finish location: 

Princetown National Park Visitors Centre Car Park, Tavistock Rd, Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6QF

Getting to Bennett's Cross car park: 

The car park is located on Station Cottages road, rather than literally outside of the National Park centre. Follow the parking signs and you'll find it. It is Pay and Display. 

Toilet stops:

There are toilets in the car park at the start and end of this walk, although it is not known at this time when they are open.


By signing up to a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. If you specifically do not want media taken with you in it, please do feel able to get in touch. We encourage you to take photos during your walk but ask you to be sensitive to other members. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we share them too!


All of our walks are weather dependant. 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 days before and will send you an email and text 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 walking area.

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie and our walk leaders are all qualified first aiders and will always carry an appropriate first aid kit. We will have always created a risk assessment before your event takes place to mitigate any issues that might arise.

Honesty is essential to staying safe. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify Abbie or other walk leaders as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let them know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything sich as previous medical issues or injuries that may affect your experience. Abbie is also a qualified and insured Mountain Leader.

By joining this event you understand that:  walking in nature in an outdoor area brings with it 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. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by Abbie and her team 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.

By joining this walk you are also acknowledging that you have read our Safeguarding Policy and agree to it.

Any queries please get in touch.

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.


Well behaved dogs are welcome on this event but they must be kept on a lead at all times and able to work well with other dogs. Please email at time of booking to confirm that you are bringing a dog:

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. We may cancel up to 12 hours ahead of an event due to personal injury or safety concerns re the weather and will notify you by email.

By You: We require 30 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

- 75% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 30 days to 7 days 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 7 days.

If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via the 'contact' page. You will be supplied with a contact number for emergency use on the day of the walk in your booking package.


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