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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: 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.