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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 - 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

Summary

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.