Cornwood, Hangar Down via Hangar Cottage & Moor Cross

A circular walk, some on roads, crossing Hangar Down.

Technical sheet
No. 4557350
A Cornwood walk posted on 14/01/21 by John Oven. Update : 22/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 7.11km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 138m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 144m
Highest point Highest point : 224m
Lowest point Lowest point : 90m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Cornwood
Starting point Starting point : N 50.420817° / W 3.964191°
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Description

(D/A) Starting from Cornwood Square, head NE passing Cornwood Village Stores. Continue on the lane to Vicarage Bridge. Continue on road, ignoring left turn to Yeo, past Wisdome Farm. Continue uphill for about 1km.

(1) At Hall Cross (signposted) take the track to right. Continue on stony track to gate. Pass through the gate and follow the line of short blue posts across Hangar Down.

(2) Before you reach the end of the line of posts, strike out across the Moor to the right. Find a gate to the footpath in the boundary wall.

(3) Follow a narrow path downhill between stone walls.

(4) When the path emerges on the lane, turn left to follow the lane to Hangar Cottage. Turn right just past Hangar Cottage and take lane downhill to Coriander Cottage at Moor Cross.

(5) Turn right onto the road to return to Cornwood Square.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 125m - Cornwood Square
1 : km 2.55 - alt. 203m - Hall Cross
2 : km 3.82 - alt. 223m - Hangar Down
3 : km 4.72 - alt. 181m - Stone wall
4 : km 5.02 - alt. 143m - Lane
5 : km 6.07 - alt. 90m - Moor Cross
D/A : km 7.11 - alt. 126m - Cornwood Square

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