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Tavistock Group

We are the Tavistock 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

Linear walk from Merrivale to Tavistock using moorland tracks and the Dartmoor Way.

This is a linear walk with the option to park in Tavistock (by the golf club) with car sharing to Pork Hill, or to park at Pork Hill. At the end of the walk drivers can return to Pork Hill with a fellow rambler, by 98 bus from the golf club to Merrivale or taxi from Tavistock.

The walk is mostly downhill with great views most of the way.

Book by text to walk leader 07579790872.

Walk limited to 15 people

Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Meeting time:
9:30 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
60m / 197ft
Type:
linear

The revised meeting and parking is near the Tavistock Golf Club. This is free and is also on the number 98 bus route. If walkers require there is simple route to continue to Tavistock town centre and there a few later buses back to Merrivale from Tavistock.

The revised starting point at Pork Hill car park is because the paths are not suitable due to recent heavy rains.

I recced the walk Monday 15th and it was a beautiful day. The weather forecast for Wednesday remains uncertain and if it looks like rain or snow then it may be cancelled at the last minute. Please register so I can let you know if it is cancelled at the last minute.

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SX 49318 73812
Nearest postcode:
PL19 9LF
what3words:
sushi.safety.long
Meeting time:
9:30 am

Tavistock, On Green Lane near the Golf Club

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 53104 75127
Nearest postcode:
PL19 9LQ
what3words:
reshaping.scorpions.remix
Start time:
10:00 am

Pork Hill car park. Unlimited free parking

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SX 49275 73804
Nearest postcode:
PL19 9SA
what3words:
metals.landed.jokes
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm

Tavistock, Green Lane in front of Golf Club

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