Cornwood, Hangar Down via Hangar Cottage & Moor Cross

A circular walk, some on roads, crossing Hangar Down.

Technical sheet
No. 4557350
A Cornwood walk posted on 14/01/21 by John Oven. Update : 22/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.42mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 453ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 472ft
Highest point Highest point : 735ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 295ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Cornwood
Starting point Starting point : N 50.420817° / W 3.964191°
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(D/A) Starting from Cornwood Square, head NE passing Cornwood Village Stores. Continue on the lane to Vicarage Bridge. Continue on road, ignoring left turn to Yeo, past Wisdome Farm. Continue uphill for about 1km.

(1) At Hall Cross (signposted) take the track to right. Continue on stony track to gate. Pass through the gate and follow the line of short blue posts across Hangar Down.

(2) Before you reach the end of the line of posts, strike out across the Moor to the right. Find a gate to the footpath in the boundary wall.

(3) Follow a narrow path downhill between stone walls.

(4) When the path emerges on the lane, turn left to follow the lane to Hangar Cottage. Turn right just past Hangar Cottage and take lane downhill to Coriander Cottage at Moor Cross.

(5) Turn right onto the road to return to Cornwood Square.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 410ft - Cornwood Square
1 : mi 1.58 - alt. 666ft - Hall Cross
2 : mi 2.38 - alt. 732ft - Hangar Down
3 : mi 2.93 - alt. 594ft - Stone wall
4 : mi 3.12 - alt. 469ft - Lane
5 : mi 3.77 - alt. 295ft - Moor Cross
D/A : mi 4.42 - alt. 413ft - Cornwood Square

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.5/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5

on Mon 26 Jul 2021 12:22:01 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 22/04/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

This walk starts in the quaint small village of Cornwood that sits on the edge of Dartmoor. Parking is available on the roadside near the school or if you are using the pub then their car park. The walk starts off evenly along tarmac roads before you ascend up a dirt track into the woods. This track is awkward under wet conditions. You continue to climb up through the woods until eventually you reach a farmers field which is known as Hanger Down. The views from you are wonderful, weather permitting of course. Following the blue markers on your left it eventually leads off Hanger Down into small lanes until you reach a main road. From here its nice and even using lanes and backroads through a few quiet hamlets to complete your full circle. I rate this walk as GOOD. It is quiet and not too taxing.

on Mon 31 May 2021 20:51:10 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 31/05/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Really nice walk. We’ll worth doing

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