Name: Scheduled Walks Programme - Belstone Tor, Halstock Wood & East Okement valley
Distance: 6.7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - good paths, one steep ascent through woodland
Features: Nine Maidens cairn circle, Belstone Tor, Irishman's wall, old cross & well, woodland and river valley
Sunday, November 19th, 2017. BELSTONE-HALSTOCK-EAST OKEMENT VALLEY
We walk onto the moor from the pretty vilage of Belstone, passing the Nine Maidens cairn circle and then walking along the top of craggy Belstone Tor as far as Irishmans Wall, where we drop down to the river and cross it at Cullever Steps (actually a bridge). The path takes us along the side of the valley, through Lower Halstock and over to Fitz's Well. Then we skirt the side of East Hill and meet the Tarka Trail as it follows the East Okement river southwards. This lovely trail runs alongside the river as far as Chapel Ford, where we cross back over and clilmb uphill and along the lane to Belstone. Time permitting, we'll visit the tearooms in the old school afterwards - a real cosy treat!
Meet at Peartree garage at 11.00 am. Return by 4.30/5.00 pm. We'll share cars from Ashburton. Please email or text me if you wish to come. Cost of walk: £8