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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.

Sunday Walks for Locals

"I live locally and would like to join a group to get to know Dartmoor better. Do you offer any regular guided walks?"

Name: Venford - Holne Moor - Dart Valley

Distance: 6.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate - some rough-ish moorland walking, no steep climbs

Features: Old mines, Horn's Cross, O Brook, West Dart, fantastic views over Dart Valley

Summary

Sunday, August 25th  Venford Reservoir - Holne Moor - O Brook - Dart Valley

From the eastern side of Venford reservoir, we walk up to Holne Moor and the atmospheric mine ruins, then walk northwards to Horn's Cross.  The views from up here are spectacular.  We gradually descend through a cluster of hut circles to the valley of the O Brook which we follow, through delightful woodland, to its confluence with the West Dart.  (There is the possibility for a swim here, and a lovely meadow to sit in by the river).  We climb the side of the hill to Combestone Farm and the rest of the walk contours around the side of the Dart Valley, above the trees, following the leat as it winds its way eastwards.

Meet at Ashburton Peartree at 11 am and carshare from there.  Return by 5.00 pm.  Cost of walk:  £8.  Please email or text if you wish to come.