Includes a fording of the Dart river as long as it's not in spate!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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)
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
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