Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Huccaby, Hexworthy & Swincombe
Distance: 3.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy - gentle ups and downs, some boggy moorland possible
Features: Old tin mines, ruined settlement, Swincombe river, high moorland views snowdrops
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 Huccaby, Hexworthy and Swincombe valley
Starting at Huccaby bridge, we take footpaths across the fields to Hexworthy, then pick up the lane which runs down to the river Swincombe. We walk alongside it, passing the extensive remains of Gobbett tin mine, At the footbridge, we can pop across the river to view John Bishop's house and other ruins, then cross back and walk gently uphill alongside Deep Swincombe as far as the old blowing house. From here we follow the Wheal Emma Leat back to the lane and walk down past the Forest Inn to the river. We can walk past the parking place to visit the snowdrops at St. Raphael's Church.
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.