Name: Scheduled Walks Programme - Steps Bridge circular
Distance: 7.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous - mostly good tracks but very hilly. One slightly tricky stream crossing. The second half is downhill and flat
Features: Beautiful woods, wild daffodils, "headless cross", lovely hidden farms, Mardon Down with great views
Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Steps Bridge Circular
This is a new walk around the northeastern fringes of Dartmoor. It starts at Steps Bridge and heads straight up the side of the valley through Bridford Wood to Lower Heltor Farm (with some adorable friendly pigs). We walk through the little hamlet of Westcott and adjoining wood, cross the main road and then take a bridleway which climbs through lovely moorland and copses to Mardon Down. Here the views over high Dartmoor appear and we visit the Headless Cross and hear the sad story of the giant Maximajor. From here it's all downhill on a very quiet lane to Clifford Bridge where we cross the River Teign and enter Dunsford Woods where the final 2 miles will take us through one of the finest areas of wild daffodils in the country.
Meet at Peartree garage at 11.00 am. Return by 5.00 pm. We'll share cars from Ashburton. Please email or text me if you wish to come. Cost of walk: £8