Mel Tor to Bench Tor and back

Includes a fording of the Dart river as long as it's not in spate!

Technical sheet
No. 4114284
A Widecombe in the Moor walk posted on 27/09/20 by thevetchlings. Update : 30/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 3.83mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 863ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 863ft
Highest point Highest point : 1135ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 620ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Widecombe in the Moor
Starting point Starting point : N 50.54283° / W 3.843401°
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Description

(D/A) From Bel Tor Corner Car Park make your way southwards to Mel Tor to scramble and enjoy the view.

(1) Then return to the dry stone wall on the North side of the tor to return to the only clear way down to the river.

(2) When at the river you can ford it where its shown on the map, without even getting your knees wet. The river isn't that slippy but obviously care should be taken. Following the clear path upstream you reach Vennford Brook where you climb up to Bench Tor.

(3) Once at Bench Tor you can find the Waterfall ridden Vennford Brook again and then end up back at the Dart. Once at the Dart you retrace your steps back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1135ft - Bel Tor Corner Car Park
1 : mi 0.41 - alt. 1089ft - Mel Tor
2 : mi 0.93 - alt. 633ft - Dart
3 : mi 1.8 - alt. 1007ft - Bench Tor
D/A : mi 3.83 - alt. 1135ft - Bel Tor Corner Car Park

Useful Information

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