Name: Bennets Cross circular
Distance: 6.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - good paths, mostly gentle gradients
Features: Old mines, hut circles, Mariners Way, fabulous views, tors
Sunday, October 27th (postponed from September 29th) Benets Cross-Headland Warren-Grimspound-West Coombe
We walk down the pretty wooded valley to the remains of Vitifer Mine and on to Headland Warren Farm where we cross the road and walk up to Hookner Tor via Grimspound. From here we walk down the West Coombe valley and join the Mariners Way northwards. We climb up to Shapley Tor, passing some more very fine hut circles and with terrific views over the moor. The final stretch loops back via Birch Tor and some more miners' gerts and gullies.
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.