This walk: 2008-12-17. Walkhampton and surrounding area, church, views, panorama of far tors, finishing with the Christmas lunch in The Walkhampton Inn.
Walk details below - Information about the route etc.
A view of Walkhampton church, which is about ½ a mile up the hill from the village.
Another view of the church.
A feature in the churchyard.
One of many similar styles in the area - the top slab is not for lifting!
A panorama from the hill after the
church, showing (from the left)
Brentor (faint), Pu (or Pew) Tor, you can just see
Cox Tor in the background then it's on to Staple Tor, Great Mis and Kings Tor to
the right. The TV transmitter at
North Hessary Tor is visible at the far right on the larger image - this is best
viewed after pressing F11 and using the arrow keys to move the image - don't
forget to press F11 again afterwards to return to normal view!
A view up the Walkham valley with Staple Tor (left) and Great Mis Tor and Kings Tor (right).
A zoomed view of Great Mis Tor.
A "new" clapper bridge over a stream, with sun flare at top left.
Another view of Middle ansd Great Staple Toos, with Vixen Tor in the mid-distance.
A field view along the footpath to make up the number of photos!
The Walkhampton Inn, of course .....
MAP: Blue = planned route.
Reproduced from Dartmoor OS Explorer map 1:25 000 scale by
permission of Ordnance Survey
on behalf of The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
© Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047373.
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission
The roads via Yelverton and Dousland were easy main roads, with parking on the right as you enter the village from Dousland, through a gate by the Memorial Hall. The roads and lanes beyond get very narrow for driving.
Distance - 4.9 km / 3.06 miles.
Start 10.00 am, Finish 12.00 pm.