Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Mardle & Holy Brook Valleys
Distance: 4 miles
Difficulty: Easy/moderate - long but steady climb at start, then moorland paths, downhill to lane
Features: River Mardle, source of Holy Brook, spectacular views
Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. Mardle & Holy Brook Valleys
Starting from the village of Scoriton, we follow a track gently but steadily uphill, following the valley of the River Mardle. The path veers across Scoriton Down and then loops past the source of the Holy Brook. The views from around here are spectacular. The second half of the walk follows the Holy Brook valley above Gibby Combe Wood and gradually down into Michelcombe, from where it's an easy walk back along the lane.
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.