Name: Gentle Walks for Locals - Shapley Tor, Hookner Tor & West Coombe
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy- gentle uphill moorland walking, one steep descent, one easy stream crossing
Features: Hut circles, tors, panoramic views, lovely valley, Mariners Way, meadows
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 SHAPLEY TOR-HOOKNER TOR-WEST COOMBE
Starting high up on Shapley Common, we walk south past some impressive hut circles to Shapley Tor and then Hookner Tor beyond, with its excellent views of Grimspound village and the moors all around. Then we walk down through the beautiful West Coombe valley, passing more hut circles, the remains of East Vitifer tin mine and the miners' reservoir. Further down the track we reach West Coombe farm and the Mariners Way which we follow northwards across delightful meadows and back up to the car park.
Meet 9.30 am at Peartree Cross (Shell garage on western edge of Ashburton). We will carshare from there to walk start point and back. Return by 1.30 pm. Cost of walk: £6. Please email or text if you wish to come.