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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: Walks for Locals - Whitchurch Common & Sampford Spiney

Distance: 7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate - good paths throughout, steady climb at start

Features: Staple & Vixen Tors, Sampford Spiney church, Windy Post Cross & Bullseye Stone


Sunday,  30th January  Whitchurch Common Circular

We walk first up to striking Middle Staple Tor - striking rock formations and great views - and then walk down past the old Merrivale Quarry.  Crossing the road, we walk southwards above the Walkham valley, passing Vixen Tor on the way, then loop round to the lovely settlement of Sampford Spiney with its lovely churchyard and old manor house (once belonging to Sir Francis Drake).  We head north towards Moortown and take part of the old Tavistock-Ashburton packhorse route which leads us to Windy Post Cross from where it is an easy stroll back to our start point at Pork Hill.

Cost of walk: £10

Email [email protected] in advance if you wish to come.  Numbers are limited and therefore I need to know who is coming!