£13.87

New Year's Health Walk & Wild Swim Option

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Fernworthy Reservoir

Dartmoor

TQ13 8EA

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Dartmoor's Daughter creates transformational experiences to improve health, wellbeing and performance. Kick-start your new year’s healthy intentions with a beautiful walk on a route that will include a little-visited wild swimming spot (you will be sworn to secrecy!).

Level: 3 out of 5 - Our intention is to set a reasonable pace but not to route march - we want to enjoy the views along the way! There are some paths but you must be comfortable walking approximately 4-5 miles across open moorland as well as walking through boggy patches, and crossing a stream/river. And, if you wish to take a dip, you must be able to swim and be physically able to sustain/look after yourself in and after cold river waters.

Dartmoor is a stunning natural environment and our intention will be to 'leave no trace'. Please come with a sense of appreciation and reverence so that we can collectively leave the approx 10m x 5m wild swimming spot without damage to the delicate ecosystems.

What to bring: Sturdy walking boots, plenty of warm layers, hat and gloves, waterproof jacket and trousers (no matter the weather forecast), wetsuit/swimsuit & towel if you intend to swim, walking poles to help cross a stream/river; as well as lunch, snacks, and hot flask/drinks.

Where to meet: Small car parking area OS Grid Reference SX6583 at the end of Fernworthy Reservoir.
Directions - drive all the way into Fernworthy Forest, PAST the first/main carpark with toilets on the right. Keep following this tarmac road for approx another mile - it bends right (don't take the stony road that forks left). You will pass a large one storey building on the left with corrugated roof, then drive over a small stone bridge until you can't drive any further. There is a large locked wooden gate across the road with a signpost saying 'Kindly keep drive clear' and another sign for a Bridlepath. There is room to park several cars but car sharing is strongly recommended. Please contact us for a liftshare or to offer a lift. Please do not block the gates. TQ13 8EA is the nearest Postcode for sat nav but don't rely on it to get you to the exact spot!

Price: £12.50 per adult. Teens are also welcome (accompanied by an adult) if they have a good walking pace and are used to cold-water swimming. Group size is limited to pre-booking essential.

Cancellation: This walk will go ahead come rain or shine (swimming in the rain can be enlivening!). Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Fernworthy Reservoir

Dartmoor

TQ13 8EA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved