• Pick-up: 09:15 am Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT
  • Endurance: Moderate
    Moderate
    Easy
    Extreme
Steve

Meet your guide, Steve

I began my career as an outdoor leader in 1999, volunteering at a local school on camps and venture group activities which I did for 17 years. I became a DofE leader in 2002 and a centre Coordinator in 2014. I have worked as a leader in many of the UK's National Parks and mountain regions, am ITC Outdoor first aid qualified and a member of the HCC Training Team.

Dartmoor Clay Shooting and Hike

£0.00

Step into mystery and legend on the moorland landscape which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Region: Dartmoor National Park

Trip Type: Adventure

Max Group Size: 14

Grading: Moderate

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 09:15 am Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT.

Enjoy a morning out on the shooting range with our clay shooting experience! A fantastic introduction to the sport, this is a challenging and fun shooting workshop designed for the complete beginner, with a variety of different targets guaranteed to get you taking aim and hitting the spot like a pro!

With an expert instructor to guide you through the whole experience and develop your technique, you’ll gain the skill, timing and hand-eye coordination to get that shot on target time and time again.

And once the final target has exploded into a million pieces, it’s time to rest those trigger fingers and enjoy a spot of lunch, before gearing up for an afternoon out on the moors.

Be prepared for mystery, local legends and history as we step into the moorland landscape which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Experience Dartmoor’s wild and historic rugged landscape, as you climb over rocky summits on an uphill trek to the infamous Hound Tor.

Capture spectacular views across this iconic moorland with dramatic twisted tors, ominous granite outcrops and supernatural shadows which have long been the focus of myth and folklore.

As the sun sets, listen to stories of ghost dogs and great black hounds before ending your day of adventure with a return to the drop-off at 18:30 pm Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT.

Walk details: 8.5 km / 5.2 miles | Total ascent 360 m | approx. 3 hours

Terrain: A moderate route in mainly open moorland. Expect steep moorland paths and extensive wetlands with soft and muddy sections.

  • Pick-up: 09:15 am Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All entrance and activity fees
  • All clay shooting equipment: guns, ammunition, safety gear
  • Snacks and local specialties
  • Full-day guided experience
  • Local knowledge, folklore, and history

You’ll need to bring:

  • Pack lunch + water
  • Suitable hiking shoes
  • Beginners’ clay shooting experience
  • Learn and improve your target shooting skills
  • Experience Dartmoor’s iconic moorland with dramatic twisted tors
  • Climb the infamous Hound Tor
  • Learn about the landscape that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • Immerse yourself in heritage, local history and folklore
  • Enjoy small and friendly group tours
Sunday 9th Oct 2022
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.