Monday, 3rd June - 10.30am - WALK - 7 miles

Event date: 
3rd June 2019

Under the Viaduct

Meet:  Newton Poppleford Rec CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 09.30am to share cars or meet at the start point

Start: Okehampton YHA car park (OL 28, SX 593 944) 6.5 - 7miles, around 3.5 hours plus lunch.

A stunning walk in clear weather. We start with a steep climb out of Okehampton which soon takes us up onto the quiet rugged scenery of the fringes of Dartmoor with views of the 2 highest points Yes Tor and High Willhays.  Descending around the Meldon Quarry we pass the remains of a Copper Mine and walk alongside a river where we have a picnic lunch.  We then return to Okehampton passing underneath the striking Meldon Viaduct and along the West Devon Way with glimpses of the nearby Castle. We end the walk with a climb back out of Okehampton with the option of tea in the station tearooms.

Walk Leader:  Stella French, 01395 445724 / 07896 088858