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New Two-Day Walk in June

April 4

This year's two-day walk is an almost entirely new route, this time going from north to south and covering some of the most interesting and atmospheric parts of the moor.  It takes place on the weekend of 9 and 10 June.

Day 1 - Saturday 9th June:  We will meet at Peartree, Ashburton at 9 am and carshare, or you have the option of driving straight to Norsworthy Bridge near Burrator reservoir.  From there, taxis will take us to Belstone village where the walk begins (again, you can meet us there and save the taxi fare, but someone will have to drop you off).  This first day features some spectacular stone circles.  We will walk out of the village along the Taw valley and along the side of Cosdon Hill, passing Little Hound Tor stone circle and continuing on to Scorhill stone circle.  We cross over the North Teign River, cross Shovel Down and then skirt around Fernworthy forest to Grey Wethers stone circles.  Then we walk southwards down the East Dart valley to Postbridge and then Bellever.  Distance:  14 miles

Overnight stay in Bellever Youth Hostel (optional).  Accommodation is in 4-bed shared rooms with comfortable beds.  A 2-course dinner and breakfast is provided and there is a bar.  Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.  

Day 2 - Sunday 10th June:  Set off from Bellever at 9.30 am, skirt around Bellever Tor and over to the Cherrybrook valley.  There's a short stretch of road walking as far as Prince Hall where we cross the West Dart and follow the Swincombe valley as far as Whiteworks.  Then we walk up to Nun's Cross and head westwards towards Down Tor stone row, one of the finest on the moor.  The final stretch takes us around Down Tor and through the crumbling enclosures to Burrator reservoir where our cars will be waiting for us.  Distance:  11 miles

Cost:  Walk, accommodation, food and taxi: £90.   Each day of walking only: £20.  For this option, you will need to arrange your own transport to/from start and end points.  There may well be others doing the same, so there's the possibility of sharing taxis or leaving cars at one end.  

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