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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 - Dewerstone Circular

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate - Mostly good paths, one short steep climb

Features: Drake's Trail with Shaugh Tunnel, ancient oak woodlands, two beautiful river valleys, quarry remains & trackway, Dewerstone Rock/Tor, granite cross, china clay works


Sunday, 24th October   Dewerstone Circular

Starting at Shaugh Bridge, we have a brief stretch on the lane and then walk up to join the Drake's Trail at Shaugh Halt from where we walk along the old railway line and through a (drippy) tunnel.  Soon after we turn off and join a path that runs through lovely woodland in the Meavy valley, passing through an old quarry.  Further on we find ourselves above the River Plym and climb up to Dewerstone Tor with magnificent views.  We walk over Wigford Down to Cadover Bridge and then return on the other side of the Plym, through more woodland and the remains of the china clay works.  

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!