North East Dartmoor is a rich archaeological landscape. We will explore the Shoveldown Bronze Age ritual complex including several stone rows, 4-fold cairn circle, standing stone, and possible stone circle. We will debate why the granite ‘cow bridge’ doesn’t appear to go anywhere, and what the meaning might be of a mystery inscription on Kestor nearby the largest rock basin on Dartmoor. Heading back past the Roundy Pound settlement with associated reaves and droveway, we will drive back to Chagford afterwards where you can explore this ancient stannary town.
Donation: I am offering this walk for free to members of the Dartmoor Preservation Assocation (DPA). Non-members are invited to make a donation to DPA if you feel moved to http://www.dartmoorpreservation.co.uk/making-a-donation/
For more information or to join https://www.dartmoorpreservation.co.uk
Click below to book a space on the walk.
Meeting time/place: 9.30am arrival for a 9.45am prompt departure from Chagford main car park (this is signposted from the main square and has a nearby postcode of TQ13 8BW). From here, we will car share 15 mins to the walking start location. Start point and driving directions will be sent by email to ticket holders.
Distance & Terrain: Approximately 4m/6.5km. Open moorland terrain with two short and gentle hills. (Please note that the route may need to be adapted to suit weather conditions and group pace.)
What to wear/bring: Sturdy hiking boots, plenty of warm layers including hat and gloves, waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast), walking poles if you use them, drinks and picnic lunch for after the walk or you're welcome to head to one of several wonderful Chagford pubs and cafes - recommendations are on offer if you'd like.
Sorry no dogs, unless on leads for the duration.
Cancellation: the walk will go ahead come rain or shine.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.'