Start: New Bridge Car Park, OL28, SX 711 708 (Sat Nav TQ13 7NT) at 10.00am 7 miles, 4.5/5 hours.
Meet at Newton Poppleford recreation ground CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars or meet at the start point.
A circular walk offering wonderful views of the Dart Gorge (in clear weather!) - a combination of upland moor, woodland, fields and riverbank. The route from medieval New Bridge will be via Mel Tor, Ponsworthy and Leusdon, returning on the riverside path. Dr. Thomas Blackall owned Spitchwick Manor in the late 1800’s and created a scenic carriage route for himself high above the Gorge.
Please bring a packed lunch. Possibility of cream tea/drinks at the Tavistock Arms, one of the oldest pubs in the country, at the end of the walk if the walkers wish to do so. Moderate level walk.
Walk Leader: David and Rosemary Hatch, Tel: 01392 444290