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Walking Tour of the Powdermills Ruins

Walking Tour of the Powdermills Ruins

New for 2020!

Would you like to tour the ruins of the old Gunpowder Factory, understand what happened in each building and hear some of its secrets? Ever wondered what that chimney was for? Joss is offering guided walks.

We will take you to the mill ruins, introduce you to each building, explain how gunpowder was made and share some stories of the people who lived and worked at the factory.

The tour will be followed by a take-away cream tea (tea or coffee, one scone served with clotted cream and jam) and you are invited to partake of your scrummy refreshments at the pottery's picnic tables.

Refreshments are followed by a browse of the Hill Pony Exhibition, which tells you the millenia-long history of the pony herds you see on the moor, their genetic importance and central role in the biodiversity of Dartmoor.

Government guidelines for social distancing will be adhered to at all times.

Total expected duration: 3 hours
Cost: £15 per person (includes parking, tour, refreshments, entrance to exhibition)
Parking: at the pottery

Tour Dates

Saturday 1st August 10am
Wednesday 5th August 1pm
Saturday 8th August 10am
Wednesday 12th August 1pm
Saturday 15th August 10am
Wednesday 19th August 1pm

How to Book a Tour

How to Book a Tour

Booking is essential as refreshments must be prepared in advance.

Check the dates and times of tours below and find one which suits you.
The number of places on each tour is limited to 12. Availabilty is given below.

To book: please e-mail shop@powdermillspottery.com
To pay: please pay on arrival. Cash and card payments (card payments preferred to reduce handling)

Please note: this is an entirely out-of-doors event, so please bring warm and waterproof layers/ footwear.