Mary Tavy - Hill Bridge - The Elephant's Nest - Mary Tavy

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This is a moorland fringe walk that takes in fields, moorland and sunken lanes. Along the walk you will find evidence of past mining activity, including a glimpse of an old deteriorating arsenic calciner now mostly covered in vegetation at Point 1. Mary Tavy boasts one of the largest hydro electric power stations in England, but you will be hard pressed to see or hear it. The walk does not pass the power station but you will see the header reservoir on your walk. There is a most picturesque bridge called Hill Bridge that you will visit. It's about an hour and half from the start and would make a good picnic stop. But perhaps wait until you reach the excellent little pub called The Elephant's Nest to have refreshments. If it's sunny the pub does have a lovely beer-garden. Lots of blackberries can be found between Points 1 and 2.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, River, Woodland

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