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
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.