A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave
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)Depending how far you want to walk it is probably best to drive to Lane End which you can do by turning right out of the pub and following the road for about 2 miles and following the signs to Lane End until the road stops and you find a car park with a flag pole in it (check there is no red warning flag flying as this means the army are live firing).
(1)Once you leave the car park take a right and follow the stone track beside the hedge until you go past Nat Tor Farm, the track then stops and you need bear left up towards the leat where you will find a flat path that runs beside the leat and gives you glorious views over Tavy Cleave.
(2)You can follow this path till you meet the River Tavy below Ger Tor, you can then continue following the river upstream until there is a less steep piece of ground to loop up behind Ger Tor where you can enjoy some great views over Dartmoor and the Cleave.
(3)From Ger Tor it is then a simple walk downhill back to the car park you arrived at.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 978ft - Lane End car park
1 : mi 0.22 - alt. 1020ft - Nat Tor Farm
2 : mi 0.92 - alt. 1086ft - River Tavy
3 : mi 1.52 - alt. 1430ft - Ger Tor
D/A : mi 2.35 - alt. 978ft - Lane End car park
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Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 5 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good
An absolute gem of a walk. Granted, very short distance wise, but the scenery and sense of remoteness more than make up for that. Very peaceful place and amazing views all around. We were lucky enough to do it on a sunny day and the sparkling waters of the rushing River Tavy were just beautiful.__
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