Moretonhampstead Walks

 
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4.7 miles) Walk 2 (4.3 miles)Walk 3 (1.5 miles)
Cranbrook Castle North Bovey Local

Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor. The locals refer to it as 'Moreton'.

The name means 'farmstead on the moor'.

ViewsMagnificent views of Dartmoor
  
parking Fee Paying Car Park Station Road

Walk 1 Cranbrook Castle (4.7 miles)

Butterton Hill Moretonhampstead
  
Difficulty

A great moorland walk to a hill fort castle with spectacular views.

A From the centre of Moretonhampstead turn into Cross Street direction Exeter.
Turn left into a park then continue through a graveyard.

At Lime Street turn right.
After bridge turn left into a public footpath.

B The walk gently climbs towards Cranbrook through quite a secluded part of Devon.

C At the top you can enjoy some spectacular glimpses of Dartmoor.

D Cranbrook Castle is an iron age hill fort and can be visited en route.

E Caution:There are some some awkward stiles to negotiate making the walk unsuitable for those with restricted mobility.

The paths are generally well defined.

terrain:
tracks,paths
lanes
main roads
5 mins
yes
altitude range
162 - 311 m
quality of track
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Walk 1

 Walks near Moretonhampstead:
  
 Dunsford
Many delightful walks around Dunsford & Steps Bridge including the famous and Daffodil Walk
  
 
 Chagford
Superb walks from this bustling Market town exploring the stunning beauty of this part of Dartmoor.
  
 
 North Bovey
North Bovey is one of the most idyllic villages in Devon. It is quite isolated and ,perhaps because of this,the village has retained its original charm. An excellent pub walk!
  
 
 Grimspound
During the bronze age Grimspound ,made of granite blocks ,enclosed 24 hut circles,suggesting a milder climate and an abundance of trees. Two popular walks.
  
  
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!
 

Walk 2 North Bovey (4.3 miles)

Old Bridge
  
Difficulty

This most delightful & popular walk leads to North Bovey (& pub) via Fursdon then returns following the Dartmoor Way Trail.

For more details check North Bovey

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North Bovey has one pub pub ,the Ring of Bells

 

Walk 2

Walk 3 Local (1.4 miles)

Difficulty
  
A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

This short walk joins the newly re-established Dartmoor Way then returns following public foot paths and quiet lanes.

starting PointStart :Junction Ford St & Cross St

 

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