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
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.