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Tiegn Valley

A leisurely walk (woodland) in national park Dartmoor in Devon, England, about 5.61km (3.49 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 50m (164ft)
Loss 115m (377ft)
Max. Elevation 260m (853ft)
Elevation (total) 165m (541ft)
Start & End
Drewsteignton
Distance 5.61km
(3.49mi)
Duration ~1:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 16 Apr 2009
A beautiful short walk, with stunning views amidst one of Dartmoors finest river valleys. Take the 'Hunters Path' for breathtaking vistas and the 'Anglers Path' alongside the river where you'll see herons and all manner of other wildlife. Stay the night at The Old Inn in Drewsteighton (www.old-inn.co.uk) for a night of comfort and a breakfast that'll stay in the memory (hopefully not on the waistline!).

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Waypoints

OS Grid SX735907
Start of the walk
Two Moors Way About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SX734907
Turn left off the road and go down the track past the allotments. Here you'll be joining the route of the Two Moors Way - a 102 mile long distance path between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor.
Hunters path About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SX731899
Stunning views over the Teign Valley and the higher plateau of the northern moors await you here.
Castle Drogo About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SX727900
Take the worthwhile excursion to Castle Drogo, 'last castle to be built in England'.
Junction with tarmaced road. About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SX720903
Turn left here.
Fishermans Path About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SX721895
Admire the dainty suspension bridge, before turning left and following the banks of this beautiful river through gorgeous deciduous woodland and stunning springtime Bluebells (if you time it right!).
Fingle Bridge About 2.17 km (~1.35 miles) from
OS Grid SX743899
Stop for a pint if you wish, though expect a crowd. Particularly if you go when we did on Easter Monday when the Duck race is happening!
Path back through woodland About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SX744903
Turn left off of the road at the point of your choosing for a peaceful return back to the start.

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20 Apr 2009
We Must Have Seen You

We were there Easter Monday too! The Duck Race was a lot of fun and the weather beautiful. Great minds think alike!

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