Tavy Cleave

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

Technical sheet
No. 880109
A Peter Tavy walk posted on 20/11/17 by benjineale. Update : 16/01/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 3.78km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 138m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 138m
Highest point Highest point : 436m
Lowest point Lowest point : 298m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Peter Tavy
Starting point Starting point : N 50.622239° / W 4.069145°
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(D)Depending how far you want to walk it is probably best to drive to Lane End which you can do by turning right out of the pub and following the road for about 2 miles and following the signs to Lane End until the road stops and you find a car park with a flag pole in it (check there is no red warning flag flying as this means the army are live firing).

(1)Once you leave the car park take a right and follow the stone track beside the hedge until you go past Nat Tor Farm, the track then stops and you need bear left up towards the leat where you will find a flat path that runs beside the leat and gives you glorious views over Tavy Cleave.

(2)You can follow this path till you meet the River Tavy below Ger Tor, you can then continue following the river upstream until there is a less steep piece of ground to loop up behind Ger Tor where you can enjoy some great views over Dartmoor and the Cleave.

(3)From Ger Tor it is then a simple walk downhill back to the car park you arrived at.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Lane End car park
1 : km 0.36 - alt. km 0.36 - Nat Tor Farm
2 : km 1.49 - alt. km 1.49 - River Tavy
3 : km 2.45 - alt. km 2.45 - Ger Tor
D/A : km 3.78 - alt. km 3.78 - Lane End car park

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 16 Sep 2019 09:13:14 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 13/05/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

An absolute gem of a walk. Granted, very short distance wise, but the scenery and sense of remoteness more than make up for that. Very peaceful place and amazing views all around. We were lucky enough to do it on a sunny day and the sparkling waters of the rushing River Tavy were just beautiful.__

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