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Dartmoor walks this way | Walks

Dartmoor Walks This Way can offer a full day or half day of walking on the moor that will start at a convenient location and take you to lovely hidden corners, interesting historic sites and varied landscapes in the company of an experienced guide with good knowledge of local history and geography.  The route will be planned to suit what you want to do and see.  Phone 07914-184220 or email to book a guided walk or discuss the best route for you.

Wednesday Gentle Walks

"I love the wide open spaces of Dartmoor but need to build up my walking ability. Do you do any shorter/gentle walks?"

Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Sharp Tor to Newbridge

Distance: 3.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy - all flat or downhill!

Features: Dr Blackall's Drive, Dart valley views, River Dart, woodland

Summary

Wednesday, October 16th 2019  Sharp Tor to Newbridge via Dr Blackall's Drive

This linear walk takes us along the other side of the Dart Valley from the previous Venford walk.  We park just beyond Sharp Tor and walk over the tor (magnificent views) and then over to Beltor Corner where we pick up Dr Blackall's Drive as it winds its way along the top of the Dart Valley with the autumnal woods and rushing River Dart below.  At Aish Tor, we turn downhill towards the river and may at this point spot some of the extraordinary "Devil's Fingers" fungus which grows in this area at this time of year.  Once we hit the valley bottom, we stroll back through woodlands and river to where we left a car at Newbridge.

Meet 9.30 am at Peartree Cross (Shell garage on western edge of Ashburton).  We will carshare from there to walk start point and back.  Return by 1.30 pm.  Cost of walk: £6.  Please email or text if you wish to come.