Wild Dartmoor Weekend

FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019  – SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2019

**Full – Please email [email protected] to join the waiting list**

Do you have an urge to go somewhere a little wilder, to not hear the constant buzz of traffic, to get a chance to see a proper night sky? Join our Wild Dartmoor Weekend for a 2 night expedition designed for those who want a mini adventure and a chance to learn and practice their expedition skills. In the beautiful setting of wild Dartmoor you’ll be covering navigation and wild camping skills. 

The Plan

After arriving on the Friday night at a local bunkhouse (the Plume of Feathers) in the heart of the moor your expedition leader, Kate, will deliver a basic navigation session where you will get to grips with how to read a map as well as a briefing about what and how to pack for a night under the stars.

After a hearty breakfast you will set out on your two day overnight expedition over which you will  learn all the skills you need to be able to safely plan and execute your own wild camp including in depth navigation (micro and macro) and route planning. Wild camp craft and basic first aid and safety. You will experience what it is like to camp out in the wild (perhaps for the first time?) and hopefully see the incredible night sky that Dartmoor has to offer!

Along the way you will get to truly experience the wild beauty of Dartmoor…there are few other places outside of Scotland where you can feel so remote…..while getting to know like-minded women.

The landscape is truley wild and remote. If you really want to get to grips with navigation, Dartmoor is the place to be!

Your weekend will finish mid afternoon on Sunday back at the Plume of Feathers Bunkhouse.

Who will be leading this expedition?

This expedition is being led by Love Her Wilder Kate Owen, who is a qualified mountain guide and Dartmoor local. Kate grew up here and is passionate about sharing this beautiful landscape with others. Those of you who came to the Love Her Wild Weekend 2018 may remember Kate from the navigation workshop she delivered.

What’s Included

– Experienced and insured mountain leader
– Training on navigation and expedition skills
– Group equipment including map and compasses

What’s Not included

– Food and snacks (you will need to bring expedition food.You might wish to bring food to cook on the Friday night and Saturday morning in the bunkhouse)
– Travel to and from the start of the expedition
– Friday night accommodation (we will be staying in a shared bunkhouse costing £11 per person)
– Personal equipment

What will I need to bring:

– Personal leightweight Tent – 1-2 persons (ideally we will all be sharing to minimise kit. If you don’t have a tent we may be able to lend you one so please do get in touch with Bex to check this before booking)
– Sleeping Bag and Roll Matt
– Waterproof boots
– Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
– Rucksack – must be big enough to carry all equipment
– Warm Layers
– Hat and gloves
– Headtorch
– Stove and gas (we will be sharing 1 stove between 2. We may be able to lend you a stove also)
– Camping cutlery and Mug

You do not need any previous experience. Although we won’t be covering huge distances, you do need to be comfortable hiking with your expedition pack on for a full day on your feet.

Dates: 17th – 19th May
Cost: £135
Where: The Plume of Feathers Bunkhouse, Dartmoor

Note that spaces are limited to just 10. Bookings include a £50 non-refundable deposit.
Full booking terms and conditions can be read here.