Cornwood to Piles Copse Weir

Walk across high moor above River Erme passing ancient oak woodland of Piles Copse.

Technical sheet
No. 4559992
A Cornwood walk posted on 15/01/21 by John Oven. Update : 21/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h15[?]
Distance Distance : 7.86mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 748ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 755ft
Highest point Highest point : 988ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 390ft
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 50.420653° / W 3.964465°
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Description

Start at Cornwood Village Square by Blachford Memorial

(D/A) Walk northeast from memorial past Cornwood Village Stores. Continue on road past Cornwood Primary School on right and, after about 600 m, Glebe house on left.

(1) Cross the bridge and carry on up Vicarage Hill, passing Wisdome Farm on your right.

(2) Take next left at Tor, then immediately right. Walk uphill to T junction and turn left (ignoring lane to Yadsworthy Farm). Follow this lane uphill to the metal gate.

(3) Pass through the gate and climb the concrete path to Water Treatment works. Skirt Water Treatment works to the south. On the far side of Treatment works cross stile onto the moor. Head north to meet the rocky path heading East.

(4) Continue on this path for approx 2km to the weir, passing Piles Copse on the other side of the river to your right.

(5) Return by retracing route back to Cornwood (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 420ft - Cornwood Village Square
1 : mi 0.7 - alt. 390ft - Bridge
2 : mi 0.93 - alt. 502ft - Tor
3 : mi 1.63 - alt. 784ft - Gate
4 : mi 2.39 - alt. 928ft - Path
5 : mi 3.93 - alt. 988ft - Settlement
D/A : mi 7.86 - alt. 417ft - Cornwood Village Square

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