Walking in Devon
Click on any of the above links to the websites of Dartmoor Walks, South West Coast Path, The Dart Valley Trail, or South Devon Area Of Outstanding Beauty, and you should be able to find walks to suit all tastes and ages. There is a wide variety of scenery from coast to woodland and, of course, the breathtaking views of Dartmoor.
These photographs of the Daymark, to be found on the Kingswear side of the river Dart on the headland overlooking Dartmouth. From the car park it is a very easy walk to the Daymark which was used for navigation by ships approaching Dartmouth. You can find this walk on the South West Coast Path website. It is called Higher Brownstone to Froward Point.
The views across the estuary and out to sea are spectacular.
At last some better weather! What a fantastic day, no wind and bright sunshine.
So we set off for Dartmoor for a walk. We took the Ashburton to Widecombe road and the views across the moor were tremendous, the sun lighting up great areas of the hillside making patterns as cloudes moved across. We parked in the car park about half a mile from Bonehill and walked to the granite outcrop. There are spectacular views in all directions. In the valley below lies Widecombe In The Moor, the church tower clearly visable in the middle of a cluster of cottages. All set around a village green. It is well worth a visit.
Bouldering on Bonehill
As we approached the rocks we could see their was a group of people being instucted in the techniques of rock climbing.
This is the most popular site on the moor for climbing or bouldering. One hundred and four of the rock features have been recorded and are graded for the particular skills required. See:- www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides
Why not have a go yourself!
Hay Tor & Saddle Tor
Photographed from Bonehill.
You can walk for miles!
The Old Inn
Widecombe - In - The - Moor.
This is a great place to refresh yourself and relax after a walk on the moor. Good food, and I also recommend the beer ' Fursty Ferret' a very tasty pint.
Dartmouth Castle began being built in the 14th Century. It was built to protect the houses of merchants from ship bourne attack. By 1941 it had a cannon tower, probably the first fortification in England purpose built to mount a cannon.