A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.
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) Park at Throwleigh church and walk up the hill
(1) Follow the sign on your left to take Dartmoor Way. Follow the old drover's path and eventually, you'll find a road.
(2) Turn right and follow the road up the hill towards Moortown. This is an open road, no hedges, and you have the option of turning to your right down a footpath
(3) Turn right to take the footpath. Pass some stunning old houses and return to the road at Higher Shilston.
(4) Up the hill, you'll find a road, just below Shilstone Tor. Turn right and pass some lovely granite Devon longhouses.
(5) Turn sharp right on Dartmoor Way.
(6) Take the footpath to your right across a field. Follow the hedge on your right and walk down across a stream and up across another field, heading slightly right until you reach the footpath in the churchyard.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 810ft - Throwleigh Church
1 : mi 0.07 - alt. 850ft - Bridleway sign
2 : mi 0.78 - alt. 850ft - Road
3 : mi 1.61 - alt. 925ft - Footpath
4 : mi 2.32 - alt. 965ft - Shilstone Tor
5 : mi 3.3 - alt. 860ft - Dartmoor Way
6 : mi 3.64 - alt. 794ft - Footpath
D/A : mi 4.04 - alt. 810ft - Throwleigh Church
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