Name: Scheduled Walks Programme - Quarries Galore
Distance: 5.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - mostly good tracks, undulating rather than steep gradients
Features: Quarries with ruins, old railroad, plentiful views and tors
Sunday, January 28th, 2018. ROUTRUNDLE-INGRA TOR-SWELLTOR QUARRY-FOGGINTOR QUARRY-LEEDEN TOR
Starting at Peek Hill car park, we walk northwards through the pretty Routrundle enclosures and walk up to meet the old rail track as it passes Ingra Tor, the first of 3 quarries we'll visit. We follow the rail track along the side of the valley and over the Long Ash Brook, then turn off to visit Swelltor Quarry - an eerie and extraordinary place where the whole top of the hill has been quarried away and the views are spectacular. Walking through the ruins, we head over to Foggintor Quarry with its lake and more ruins. We briefly rejoin the rail track before leaving it to walk across open moorland to Leeden Tor from where we drop back down to the car park.
This is very much a good visibility walk - if it's misty or drizzly, we'll head to Fingle Bridge instead and walk to Wooston Fort and back along the Teign.
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