“There is little pleasure to be gained from struggling along a contrived route across desolate and boggy hills just for the sake of wilderness,” wrote Ken. Instead, he pieced together a circular hike we shall follow called the ‘The Moors and Tors of Eastern Dartmoor’. It combines wilderness (without ever straying too far from public roads) and the spellbinding symmetry of Eastern Dartmoor’s tors, which by late autumn exude a rich tapestry of moorland colours.
LENGTH: 22.5km (14miles)
TIME: 6-8 hours
SUITABLE FOR: Reasonably fit
MAP: OS Explorer OL28
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service • 271 ‘Haytor Hopper’ Saturday and summer service links Widecombe to Newton Abbot (which has rail connection). • 672 limited to Wednesday only links Widecombe and Newton Abbot.
PARKING: Widecombe has several car parks providing all day parking (from £0.70-£1.30)
Literature : Wild Walks by Ken Wilson & Richard Gilbert
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