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.

Wednesday Gentle Walks

"I love the wide open spaces of Dartmoor but need to build up my walking ability. Do you do any shorter/gentle walks?"

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

Summary

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.