Cadover Bridge - Legis Tor - Wigford Down

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Cadover Bridge - Legis Tor - Ringmoor Down - Wigford Down

Cadover Bridge car park is a very popular spot for locals and visitors alike. It is perhaps the nearest moorland car park to Plymouth and relatively easily accessible by car. This easy route offers a walk alongside the River Plym above Cadover Bridge for about 2km, followed by an easy ascent to Legis Tor. From the top of this tor there are panoramic views up and down the Plym Valley to the open moors on the north and the industrialised claypit areas off to the south. From Legis Tor the route is across Legis Lake. In Dartmoor parlance a lake isn't a lake, but a brook created as a result of surface mining activities, clearly evident as the brook is traversed. From Legis Lake you walk across to Legis Stone Circle, an excellent example of the many Bronze Age stone circles on Dartmoor. Ringmoor Down is used for non-firing training by HM Forces, so you may see a few servicemen in the area as you make your way across to Brisworthy Plantation, where you leave Ringmore Down. The military have their own parking area nearby which isn't available to civilians, as the signs clearly show. On the return to Cadover Bridge you visit the fringes of another down full of antiquities, Wigford Down. You pass by lovely sheltered fishing lakes, once old claypits, then across to walk right by the Cadover Stone Cross, before crossing the bridge over the Plym to return to the car park and the end of this easy two-hour stroll.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor

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