Walking with the ancients
Start: Car park at Widecombe in the Moor (OL28, SX 720 768). 8 miles, 4 hours
Meet at Newton Poppleford Rec Ground CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.30am to share cars or meet at the start point.
A moderate 8 mile circuit with spectacular views and much evidence of ancient dwellings and final resting places. We walk up from Widecombe in the Moor to Bonehill and pass beneath Chinkwell and Honeybag Tors to Natsworthy. Via Heathercombe we proceed to the abandoned settlement of Grimspound. We then follow the Two Moors Way to Hameldown Tor (529m) and along the ridge of Hamel Down passing a number of barrows to regain Widecombe and enjoy a welcome cup of tea. Quiet lanes and moorland tracks. Bring a picnic.
Walk leaders: David and Rosie Conner, 07831 406959