Dartmoor views, woods and a stannery town visit
Meet: Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 09.45am to share cars or meet at the start point.
Start: Ashburton car park 10.30am (OL 28, SX 754 699) 6 - 7 miles
Discover Ashburton one of the four stannery towns of Dartmoor and explore its surroundings.The walk starts by heading into the countryside to the north of Ashburton through woodland en route to Owlacombe Cross. We then descend to the edges of Ashburton with splendid views across to Dartmoor from the high level Terrace Walk where we have our picnic lunch. Returning to Ashburton we then make a short tour of the town taking in the great variety of independent shops, the historic buildings including St Lawrences Chapel and the old Railway Station before heading for one of the tea shops.
Walk Leader: Stella French, 01395 445724/07896 088858