Mary Tavy - Wheal Jewell Reservoir and Hill Bridge -

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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 a half from the start and would make a good picnic stop.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, River, Woodland
7/25/2023 - Vicky England

We were lucky enough to have sunshine, which gave us stunning reflections on the water in the leat, and beams of light through the trees. A really lovely walk with only a few areas of having our dog on a lead. We did have to lift him over some of the stiles though

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