Walking from Batworthy above Chagford, we’ll 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.
Meeting time/place: 9.45am meet in Chagford main car park (we will car share up to Batworthy where there is very limited parking) 10am walking start.
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, warm layers, waterproof jacket and trousers, drinks and picnic lunch.