“Yarner Wood, Trendlebere Down, Becky Falls and Houndtor Ridge”
Meet: Newton Poppleford Rec Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars or meet at the start point.
Start: Yarner Wood CP (OS OL28, SX 785 789 / TQ13 9LJ) 6 miles
The walk commences with a steady climb through towering stands of ancient oak woodland; drenched with lichen and ferns and past bird hides which are famous for spotting pied flycatchers, lesser spotted woodpeckers and wood warblers to name but a few. We exit the wood at North Lodge, the most westerly point of the wood and commence a short walk over the western side of Trendlebere Down and drop down onto the road that leads to the entrance to Becky Falls. The next stage is a walk along the path below Houndtor Ridge to arrive at Holn Brake where we enter Yarner Wood again. After a short walk through the wood we reach the car park.
There are toilets at the car park, but no other facilities en route, so bring a picnic lunch.
Walk Leaders: Paula & Mike Paddison, 01395 446 550