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Linear walk from Tavistock to Crowndale - Accessible from Stage 5

Grade

Easy

Type

Walk

Description

Linear walk from Tavistock to Crowndale - Accessible from Stage 5 This linear walk follows a pleasant, level path alongside Tavistock Canal to Crowndale Farm - reputed to be the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake in around 1540.

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1
    After passing through the subway and climbing the steps immediately on your right, leave the West Devon Way by passing through the gap in the hedge from the lower paved path to the narrower path alongside the Tavistock Canal and turn left. Follow this path past the school and college.
  2. 2
    After around 600m the path enters Crowndale woods.
  3. 3
    Continue for another 600m until you reach Crowndale Farm on your left. From here you can retrace your steps back to the West Devon Way by the subway.
  4. 4
    Alternatively, continue following the path alongside the Canal for another mile to Shillamill Viaduct. From here, you can retrace your steps back to the West Devon Way by the subway.

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