Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Sheepfold & Stannon
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy - gentle gradients, some uneven moorland walking in the middle
Features: Two lovely river valleys (East Dart and Stannon), Sheepfold, big moorland views
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 Postbridge, Sheepfold, Stannon
We walk northwards along the lovely East Dart valley, passing Hartland Tor and with great views over the high moor. We veer off eastwards to visit the extraordinary Sheepfold (aka Starch Factory) and hear its strange history. Then we loop around Stannor Tor to the lonely house below (also a strange history) and follow the rough track southwards down the Stannon valley to Merripit and back to Postbridge.
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.