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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 - 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.