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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 - Huccaby, Hexworthy & Swincombe

Distance: 3.9 miles

Difficulty: Easy - gentle ups and downs, some boggy moorland possible

Features: Old tin mines, ruined settlement, Swincombe river, high moorland views snowdrops


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019   Huccaby, Hexworthy and Swincombe valley

Starting at Huccaby bridge, we take footpaths across the fields to Hexworthy, then pick up the lane which runs down to the river Swincombe.  We walk alongside it, passing the extensive remains of Gobbett tin mine, At the footbridge, we can pop across the river to view John Bishop's house and other ruins, then cross back and walk gently uphill alongside Deep Swincombe as far as the old blowing house.  From here we follow the Wheal Emma Leat back to the lane and walk down past the Forest Inn to the river.  We can walk past the parking place to visit the snowdrops at St. Raphael's Church.

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.