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Exeter & District Group

We are the Exeter and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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

Overview

We will follow the Two Moors Way, to Hookney Tor and then visit the iconic Bronze Age village Grimspound. From there the walk will be via Firth Bridge, Headland Warren Farm and Challacombe, passing evidence of strip farming and the remains of a Medieval village. We will then see the remains of two tin mines, the Vitifer Mine and the Golden Dagger Mine, both have interesting histories. We will then ascend past the Warren House Inn, to the Water Hill cairn, with extensive views, where you could sit in King Arthur's seat. We will then visit one of the best preserved double stone rows on Dartmoor, on Hurston Ridge, from which we will then return to the car park using the Two Moors Way.

Sunday, 11 February 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

If you would like to join this walk, please notify the leaders, preferably by email, so that they can inform you of any late changes to arrangements.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 67967 81589
Nearest postcode:
PL20 6TA
what3words:
transit.verges.reseller
Start time:
10:30 am

Bennett's Cross car park, or nearby parking areas. Map: OL28

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