Tavistock and the Reopened Railway Tunnel

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This is an easy walk although there is a bit of a hill to start and a bit of a hill in the middle of the walk, but here you can stop halfway up and admire the view of Tavistock and the surrounding tors. The walk has only been made possible by the opening up of the cycle track between Tavistock and Yelverton which takes you through a long since disused railway tunnel. If it has been raining, water drips from the roof of the tunnel, so you might need an umbrella.

You start and end by the picturesque Grenofen Bridge and will walk through open moor, country lanes and along a cycle track and through the steeply sloping wooded valley below West Down. At Point 2 you might want to do a short there-and-back excursion to see the new Gem Bridge; it's only a five-minute walk in the oppposite direction.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Play Area, Wildlife, Woodland

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