Yarner Wood, Trendlebere Down, Becky Falls and Houndtor Ridge
Meet: Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars or meet at the start point.
Start: Yarner Wood CP (OS OL28, SX 785 789 / TQ13 9LJ) 6 miles
The walk commences with a steady climb through towering stands of ancient oak woodland; drenched with lichen and ferns and pass bird hides which are famous for spotting pied flycatchers, lesser spotted woodpeckers and wood warblers to name but a few. We exit the wood at North Lodge, the most westerly point of the wood and commence a short walk over the western side of Trendlebere Down and drop down onto the road that leads to the entrance to Becky Falls where hopefully this time of year we will be able to see the falls through the trees. The next stage is a walk along the path below Houndtor Ridge to arrive at Holn Brake where we enter Yarner Wood again. After a short walk through the wood we reach the car park. There are toilets at the car park, but no other facilities en route, so bring a picnic lunch.
Walk Leaders: Paula & Mike Paddison, 01395 446550