Walking the West Devon Way Walk 11 - Mary Tavy to Lydford

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The walk is about 7.5 miles with 3.5miles on the West Devon Way. The walk starts by the church in Mary Tavy where if you go inside you will find some wood carvings made by the famous Pinwell sisters. You will walk around Gibbet Hill once also known as Gallows Hill for this is where criminals were hung or strung up and left to die. You leave the West Devon Way a mile south west of Lydford and on the way back you will walk along the length of Wheal Jewell reservoir perhaps the narrowest reservoir in Britain and which provides water for the Hydro-electric power station in Mary Tavy. You could make a day of it by visiting Lydford Gorge its only a short excursion off the route.

England - South West England - Devon - Dartmoor


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, National Trust

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