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Widecombe in the Moor Uncle Tom Cobleys favourite haunt
Dartmoor Walks
   
Walk 1 (3.6 miles)Walk 2 (7 miles)
Chinkwell Tor Hameldown Cross

Widecombe (willow valley) is well known for its Fair,gift & tea shops and pubs.

The name probably means 'Willow Valley'

parkingTake the in places narrow B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor.
Point of InterestWidecombe tea and gift shops
Medieval Church ('cathedral of Dartmoor')
  
Point of InterestThe Old Inn
  
parkingWidecombe Car Park
  
parkingWidecombe Car Park (fee:yes)
Widecombe Walks

Walk 1 Chinkwell Tor (3.6 miles)

Cathedral of Dartmoor
Widecombe's 'Cathedral of Dartmoor'
  
Difficulty

A very pleasant walk involving some climbing.

Near Bonehill Rocks you take a track on left - here Spielberg shot some of his scenes for War Horse.

You can avoid the climb to Chinkwell Tor by continuing along a track keeping Tor on your right.

Other Tors which can be explored are Bell Tor and Honeybag Tor.

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 Walks near Widecombe in the Moor:
  
 Haytor
There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again! Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village
 Postbridge
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
 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.
 Ashburton
One of our most popular walks following part of the Dartmoor Way along the river Ashburn.
  
  
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Walk 1

Walk 2 Hameldown Cross (7 miles)

Difficulty

This somewhat strenuous walk with spectacular and extensive views follows part of the Two Moors Way.

Hameldowon Cross is the highest cross on Dartmoor dating back to the middle ages.

From here,cross moorland in an easterly direction towards a well trodden track.

We recommend this walk when no rain has been forecast.

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Walk 2