Castles, hills and autumnal colour along the River Teign
Meet: Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.15am to share cars or meet at the start point.
Start: Castle Drogo Car Park (NT) (OS 191, SX 725 902), at 10.15am, 6/7 miles, 4 hours + lunch. Note NT Membership cards will be required for free parking.
Described as perhaps the most famous walk on Dartmoor, this walk extends the usual route to take in Cranford Castle - an old Iron Age Fort. We start our walk at Castle
Drogo where we follow the famous Hunters Path with panoramic views across Dartmoor and to the Teign Gorge below. Next we descend to Fingle Bridge for a coffee break. It’s then a short stroll along the river before heading into Hore Woods and a steep climb up to the top of Cranford Castle for lunch. After admiring the view across to Castle Drogo we descend to the river Teign and walk alongside the river admiring the autumn colours. We then climb back up to Castle Drogo for tea and cakes. Please bring a packed lunch.
Walk Leader: Stella French, 01395 445724