Throwleigh Church loop

A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.

Technical sheet
No. 3099292
A Devon walk posted on 22/03/20 by rambling granny. Update : 21/04/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.5km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 74m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 78m
Highest point Highest point : 315m
Lowest point Lowest point : 231m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Devon
Starting point Starting point : N 50.701502° / W 3.887469°
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Description

(D/A) Park at Throwleigh church and walk up the hill

(1) Follow the sign on your left to take Dartmoor Way. Follow the old drover's path and eventually, you'll find a road.

(2) Turn right and follow the road up the hill towards Moortown. This is an open road, no hedges, and you have the option of turning to your right down a footpath

(3) Turn right to take the footpath. Pass some stunning old houses and return to the road at Higher Shilston.

(4) Up the hill, you'll find a road, just below Shilstone Tor. Turn right and pass some lovely granite Devon longhouses.

(5) Turn sharp right on Dartmoor Way.

(6) Take the footpath to your right across a field. Follow the hedge on your right and walk down across a stream and up across another field, heading slightly right until you reach the footpath in the churchyard.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 247m - Throwleigh Church
1 : km 0.12 - alt. 259m - Bridleway sign
2 : km 1.26 - alt. 259m - Road
3 : km 2.59 - alt. 282m - Footpath
4 : km 3.74 - alt. 294m - Shilstone Tor
5 : km 5.32 - alt. 262m - Dartmoor Way
6 : km 5.86 - alt. 242m - Footpath
D/A : km 6.5 - alt. 247m - Throwleigh Church

Useful Information

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