Butterfly Heaven and Horsefly Hell!
Start: Fernworthy Reservoir CP (OL 28, SX 669 839), 6 miles, 3 hours.
For car-sharing, we will meet at Newton Poppleford recreation ground CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) leaving promptly at 9.00am. Lots of variety on this walk - woodland, open moor and delightful lakeside meadows, where the butterflies are abundant and the horse flies can be equally so. We walk past the dam and up onto moorland past Thornworthy Tor (424m) towards Shovel Down and turn to reach the North Teign River, following it until entering Fernworthy Forest. We then stroll around the reservoir and have a picnic lunch beside the water. There will be an optional extension of 4 miles (weather permitting) in the afternoon that takes in a short section of the Two Moors Way.
Walk Leader: Jon Roseway, 01395 488739/ 07887 9362