Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Moretonhampstead Circular
Distance: 3.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy - good paths and quiet lanes, steady climb up to Mardon Down at start
Features: Lovely views over the town and the moor, Headless Cross
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Moretonhampstead & Mardon Down
We leave Moretonhampstead by the church and pass more or less beside the lovely old manor house on its northern edge. We take some very old tracks through farmland and then up onto Mardon Down. We follow a lane around the edge as far as the Headless Cross (aka Maximajor Stone), then return over Mardon Down with great views southwards over the moor, reaching a lane which drops us back down into Moretonhampstead.
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. Note: A group of us will be staying in Moretonhampstead for lunch after this walk so others will need to make their own way back at the end of the walk.