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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 - 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

Summary

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.