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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.

Sunday Walks for Locals

"I live locally and would like to join a group to get to know Dartmoor better. Do you offer any regular guided walks?"

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