South Brent - Didworthy - Ball Gate - South Brent

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This is a most attractive route featuring a great variety of terrains, wooded lanes, hills, moorland and riverside among them.

South Brent lies on the edge of Dartmoor and on the banks of the River Avon. The village is named after nearby Brent Hill and is surrounded by high moorland where prehistoric settlements abound. This walk visits the long barrow and stone row at Ball Gate.

Information for Dog Owners: there are sheep on the moors and dogs should therefore be kept on a leash in those areas.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
9/4/2013 - David and Chris Stewart

The author is grateful for the suggestion and has amended the instructions at Waymark 20 accordingly

9/1/2013 - KAY SWIFT

Excellent walk. Variety - woods, moors, river bank, stunning views. Free car park a bonus. Instructions very good ---- one problem only :- No 20. ....... turn right down road. SOME 200 YARDS FURTHER ON, TURN LEFT AT SIGN FOR SOUTH BRENT. Don't turn left ( it is private property anyway) continue straight ahead on lane and you soon come to Lydia Bridge and footpath along river bank.

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