Tiegn Valley

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Submitted by GaryShipp on 16 April 2009
OS Explorer Map: OL28 - Dartmoor
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A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) woodland walk in national park Dartmoor (England) starting at Drewsteignton, Devon, about 6.2km (roughly 3.8 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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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!).
Start: Drewsteignton, OS Grid: SX735908
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 266m (874ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 598m (1963ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 332m (1089ft)
Max. Elevation: 260m (853ft)

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OS Grid: SX735907
Start of the walk
About 0.1 km (roughly 0.1 miles) from 1 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.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SX731899
Stunning views over the Teign Valley and the higher plateau of the northern moors await you here.
About 0.4 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SX727900
Take the worthwhile excursion to Castle Drogo, 'last castle to be built in England'.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SX720903
Turn left here.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 5 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!).
About 2.2 km (roughly 1.3 miles) from 6 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!
About 0.4 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 7 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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Mountain Goat  commented on 20 April 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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