“I consider myself fortunate to have grown up exploring Dartmoor,” Emma says. “I feel a deep connection to the landscape and love to share this with others through my work.”
She talks of the joys of climbing up the tors, swimming in the rivers and having picnics in the sunshine and the rain. “Walking was a part of our upbringing; my mother and grandfather both loved it. My grandfather even worked as a walking and pony trekking guide on the moor. Every weekend and holiday, we would set out to explore different parts of Dartmoor.
“Later in life, I lived all over the world, pursuing a corporate career. It was an exciting and thrilling time, but eventually I became ill with ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) and decided to return to Devon and Dartmoor, the land I love.
“After taking some time to rest and heal, I started Dartmoor’s Daughter in 2015, to help people connect with Dartmoor’s history, beauty and maternal power. As part of this, I lead walks – both gentle and challenging – into the heart of Dartmoor, and talks on various topics from myths and legends, to flora, fauna and history.”
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