Name: Burrator Reservoir
Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - mostly good paths, only one steep-ish climb (unless we go up Sheepstor)
Features: Woodland, reservoir views, tinmining relics, Sheepstor village & church
Sunday, 2nd February, 2020. Burrator Reservoir & Sheepstor
Starting at Lowery Cross we walk eastwards above the reservoir, passing through woodland and briefly alongside the Devonport Leat, before dropping down to Norsworthy Bridge where we cross the Newleycombe Lake and take the path towards Deancombe. By the ruined farmhouse, we cross the Narrator Brook and climb up to Yellowmead Down. Depending on conditions, we may climb Sheepstor or we may walk around beneath it, ending up at the lovely little village and church. A short stretch of lane walking takes us over the reservoir dam and then we return to our start point over Yennadon Down.
Meet at Ashburton Peartree at 11 am and carshare from there. Return by 4.30 pm. Cost of walk: £8. Please email or text if you wish to come.