plymouth

Plymouth Group

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Overview

A circular 8 mile walk starting at Locks Gate Quarry (SX 6962 7393). Proceeding south, we descend via quiet road and footpath to Sweaton; then a short stretch of quiet road to Leusdon, where we follow woodland tracks to Buckland Bridge, whilst descending around 500 ft. A short stretch of very quiet road, then footpaths alongside the scenic River Dart, bring us to New Bridge, and beyond to Wellsfoot Island. After which we turn and gain around 450 ft of altitude towards Aish Tor, joining Dr Blackall's Drive before the summit. Following Dr Blackall's north, we pass spectacular views of the Dart Valley, Meltor and Beltor, before making the ridge. Then down, over open moorland with splendid views towards the North Moor, to Locks Gate.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.2km / 8.2mi
Ascent:
354.2m / 1162ft
Type:
circular

The quarry car park is free, and big enough for 10 or so cars if we park thoughtfully. Double park if a lot of cars turn up. There is a toilet at New Bridge.

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 69627 73940
Nearest postcode:
TQ13 7PP
what3words:
agency.shrimp.grants
Start time:
10:00 am

Old quarry near the convergence of 5 roads at Locks Gate Cross

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking