Darting up the Valley - Marching across the Moor
Start: Venford Reservoir north side CP (OL 28, SX 686 713) 5.5 or 8 miles, 3-4 hours.
For car-sharing, we will meet at Newton Poppleford recreation ground CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am. This walk combines the delights of the wooded upper Dart Valley with a trek across open moorland. The first section takes us along the rim of the Dart Valley and down into the hamlet of Combestone before ascending to the Tor of the same name and up onto Holne Moor. Tracking back to Venford reservoir for a picnic lunch ends the shorter walk. Part two comprises a loop through the mystical rain forest deep in the Dart Valley overlooking Mel and Sharrah pools, then returning via Bench Tor.
Walk Leader: Jon Roseway, 01395 488739/ 07887 936280