A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)Depending how far you want to walk it is probably best to drive to Lane End which you can do by turning right out of the pub and following the road for about 2 miles and following the signs to Lane End until the road stops and you find a car park with a flag pole in it (check there is no red warning flag flying as this means the army are live firing).
(1)Once you leave the car park take a right and follow the stone track beside the hedge until you go past Nat Tor Farm, the track then stops and you need bear left up towards the leat where you will find a flat path that runs beside the leat and gives you glorious views over Tavy Cleave.
(2)You can follow this path till you meet the River Tavy below Ger Tor, you can then continue following the river upstream until there is a less steep piece of ground to loop up behind Ger Tor where you can enjoy some great views over Dartmoor and the Cleave.
(3)From Ger Tor it is then a simple walk downhill back to the car park you arrived at.
D : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Lane End car park
1 : km 0.36 - alt. km 0.36 - Nat Tor Farm
2 : km 1.49 - alt. km 1.49 - River Tavy
3 : km 2.45 - alt. km 2.45 - Ger Tor
A : km 3.78 - alt. km 3.78 - Lane End car park
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A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.
The Devon village of Yelverton is the start and end point for this walk that includes a circuit of the Burrator Reservoir. The route includes some typical country lanes of the area and views to some of Dartmoor's Tors.
The wild open speces of Dartmoor can be appreciated on this walk. The route takes you past a number of rocky tors, visits an area used for peat cutting and follows a section of the Rattlestone Peat Railway. All in all a walk full of interest.
A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.
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