When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Devon), a picturesque hamlet nestled between rolling green hills and granite tors and moorland. If you’re looking for a sporty day out, then running over the rugged hills of Dartmoor National Park is a must.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 9.00am. You will then drive to the start point of your trail run.
Dartmoor offers a fabulous opportunity to those interested in trying trail or fell running for the first time. Within a relatively short run a novice trail runner can be out of sight of civilisation and experience the ’big sky’ wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park.
Your guide will soon enable you to experience striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and, to the surprise of many, places which feel truly remote.
This half day experience provides the novice trail runner with a taste of the adventure which Dartmoor can offer through 1:1 and group coaching on off road running techniques, basic navigation and what to do in the event of an emergency.
5% of cost will be donated to the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton).
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s a great introduction into trail running requiring minimal running kit and moderate fitness. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Craig Scollick grew up in Scotland so was lucky enough to have access to the mountains since he was a kid. Since then he's walked and climbed in most places in the UK, and has led expeditions to the Alps, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. As a Mountain Leader and volunteer with Dartmoor Search and Rescue, Craig is one of a small group of fell runners within the rescue team who are deployed to move rapidly in all weathers at any time of the day or night to locate and treat casualties. He's very considerate of his group members and is a fantastic guide to explore the hills with.
Optional extras include booking additional trail running adventures in the area (ask the guide).
Bring a small rucksack with waterproofs and snacks. We recommend good trail running shoes as it can be pretty rough underfoot.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Craig Scollick.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Train to Dartmoor
You can take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth then take a local taxi to your accommodation.
Car to Dartmoor
The drive from London to Dartmoor takes around 4 hours 10 mins. Take the M4 and then join the M5 at Bristol.
Craig recently delivered my Hill and Moorland Leader Award course on Dartmoor. His knowledge of Dartmoor and expertise as a member of the Dartmoor Rescue Group were very much appreciated by my candidates. They were hugely complementary of his knowledge and enthusiasm and I expect to work with Craig again soon.
I would heartily recommend Craig as I found him to be a enthusiastic friendly professional who was diligent and very fair in our assessment. I loved his 'can do' attitude in the face of deteriorating weather conditions and his elation when we got the navigation spot on. I really cannot rate him highly enough.