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West Devon Way - Stage 3 - Lydford to Mary Tavy

Grade

Easy to Moderate

Type

Walk

Description

West Devon Way - Stage 3 - Lydford to Mary Vary - 4.5 miles This stage follows a road south of Lydford, tracks over open moorland, before rejoining a road again into Mary Tavy. There are impressive views of Brentor Church from much of the stage. There is only one gate on this stage, and the surface is generally good, with some uneven tracks over the open moorland. Gradients are generally gradual. Side trips can be taken to Lydford Gorge, and to Brentor Church from this stage.

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1
    Start in centre of Lydford. Leave the village in a southerly direction towards Tavistock, past the medieval prison and courtroom (Lydford Catle) and the church.
  2. 2
    Keep to the road for approximately one mile, then take the track on the left immediately before the bridge with metal parapets.
  3. 3
    On the track bear left and go through a wooden gate leading onto the moor. Turn right, next to the fence, and follow the most obvious track as in continues roughly parallel to the fence, then alongside a stone wall, then ahead to a clearer path. This in turn leads to a surfaced lane.
  4. 4
    Continue ahead on the lane for 150m and where a track goes off to the right, leave the lane on a path that bears left over the moorland, going gently uphill.
  5. 5
    Keep on the path as it climbs past a small carin, then descends to join a road. Cross the cattle grid and follow the road.
  6. 6
    Stage ends on reaching the main road (A386) in the village of Mary Tavy.

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