Get the most from the moors in safety

Dartmoor is a wonderful wilderness of heather clad moorlands and dramatic tors with ancient woodlands, prehistoric remains and a plethora of wildlife to enjoy. Follow our tips and enjoy this wonderful landscape in safety, and do pop in to Trail Outdoor for advice on the what to wear and take if you are heading out on an adventure.

Explore the Two Moors Way from Ivybridge
Vast, beguiling and breathtaking, Dartmoor is home to spectacular scenery where the landscape is etched with evidence of centuries of human involvement.There are cairns, hut circles, stone rows and the remains of hundreds of years of tin mining, interspersed on a landscape that is punctuated with granite tors.But did you know that Ivybridge is at the tip of one of the most impressive prehistoric structure on Erme plains, the Upper Erme Row that stretches in a line for over 3,320 metres.It’s a place that urges you to don your walking boots, pack up your back pack with food and drink, and..
 Latest Press Release: Trail Outdoor appoints Dartmoor champion
Trail Outdoor, an independent retailer in Ivybridge that specialises in outdoor clothing and equipment, has appointed photographer Malcolm Snelgrove as its brand champion.Malcolm, an ambassador for Visit Dartmoor, is an outdoor pursuits enthusiast whose iconic images of Dartmoor have won him world-wide renown.Based near Hatherleigh, Malcolm runs photography workshops on Dartmoor for the amateur and the semi professional, where hidden gems that are off the beaten track are unveiled to his students. His passion for encouraging people to experience for themselves Dartmoor’s unique lan..
Tips for taking better pictures of the great outdoors with your smartphone

Most smartphones these days have cameras that rival point and shoot cameras and taking great pictures to record your outdoor adventures will provide you with memories to treasure for ever.

Spring weather camping – The Essentials

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and for many, it will offer the chance to dig out the tent, and head to the hills for a night or two of wild camping.

With wide open spaces and wide open views, for some wild camping is heading off to a remote space, for others its pitching up in a camp site that has acres of open space but there might be a loo, shower, and other people close by too.

Get the kids gets outdoors this Easter with some great tips from Trail Outdoor
There is nothing like spending time in beautiful countryside to put you back in tune with your senses, and connected to dear old mother nature, especially with the family in tow.

But with children ousting outdoor games like hide-and-seek and den building for smart phones and consoles, how do you get them outdoors?

The solution? Take a hike!

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