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