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Cawsand and Little Hound Tor

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Dartmoor in Devon, England, about 10.30km (6.40 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 344m (1128ft)
Loss 342m (1122ft)
Max. Elevation 550m (1804ft)
Elevation (total) 686m (2250ft)
Start & End
Sticklepath
Distance 10.30km
(6.4mi)
Duration ~3:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 23 Sep 2015
This walk in the northeast of Dartmoor is a super introduction to the region. Good transport links, open moorland, a stone circle and even a woodland cleave to finish if time allows. And a great Dartmoor pub at the end as well. Buses between Exeter and Okehampton stop in Sticklepath, the start of the walk. There is a short road section however, so only suitable for well-behaved families.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SX641940
Start in Sticklepath. The bus stops outside the pub.
OS Grid SX645935
Follow the road to South Zeal carefully. At Ford Farm, turn right to start heading uphill.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SX643930
Take the first path on the left and head for Ramsley. From here there is a path rising directly up the flanks of the hill.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SX646917
To avoid a leg-sapping climb directly up, take the path that heads south and contours around the hill. Note it can be very boggy around here.
About 1.33 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SX637903
And particularly boggy round here! Head for the higher ground if it gets a bit much.
About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid SX632896
Eventually you will reach Little Hound Tor and the White Moor stone circle. A good point for a cup of tea and a kitkat.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SX636914
Known locally as Cawsand, this is your next target on the route. Follow the route directly up its southern slope to the summit.
About 1.86 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid SX634923
The path continues over the top, or you can take a more direct route via Foxes' Holt to the hamlet.
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SX641930
Rejoin your route in at Ramsley and the follow the road back to the bus stop.
About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SX640938
If you have time before the bus (bring the timetable with you as they only go every two hours or so) then you can return via this little section of woodland. Longer but nicer.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SX640941
Whoever thought of putting bus stops right outside pubs clearly knew what they were doing. Hopefully time for a pint before heading home: www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/Devonshire-EX20-2NW
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from

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