Geo-Trips :: A square bagging walk in West Devon

West Devon

A walk from Yelland, Mon, 18 Sep 2017 by David Smith

A bus-to-bus walk along minor roads and little-used footpaths to bag some new squares and tpoints

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SX5794 : New Road Cross on B3260 west of Okehampton by David Smith
New Road Cross on B3260 west of Okehampton

SX5794 : Beacon Down Hill by David Smith
Beacon Down Hill
On the right, beyond the neat hedge, is the junction with Stoney Park Lane

SX5594 : Trees by a field gateway, Holsworthy Road, near Yelland by David Smith
Trees by a field gateway, Holsworthy Road, near Yelland

SX5594 : Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (1) by David Smith
Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (1)

SX5594 : Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (2) by David Smith
Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (2)
Looking north to west Devon around Hatherleigh

SX5594 : Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (3) by David Smith
Bridleway to Southcott Cross from Yelland (3)
Looking down a slight slope to a barn at Southcott Cross and farms by the lane beyond

SX5494 : Road fork at Southcott Cross by David Smith
Road fork at Southcott Cross

SX5494 : The stone cross at Southcott Cross by David Smith
The stone cross at Southcott Cross
See http://www.dartmoor-crosses.org.uk/southcott.htm. This cross shows a carved... more

SX5494 : The lane to Southcott by David Smith
The lane to Southcott
Some of the farm buildings at Southcott are visible around the curve in the road

SX5495 : Footpath to Maddaford from Southcott by David Smith
Footpath to Maddaford from Southcott

SX5495 : Adjacent field entrances, Southcott  by David Smith
Adjacent field entrances, Southcott

SX5495 : Lane to Southcott from the north by David Smith
Lane to Southcott from the north
The lane offers a view of the skyline of western Dartmoor

SX5495 : Southcott from the north by David Smith
Southcott from the north
The skyline is of north-western Dartmoor near Meldon

SX5594 : Field between Dry Lane and Hookmoor Brook by David Smith
Field between Dry Lane and Hookmoor Brook

SX5594 : Dry Lane is not dry - it fords the Hookmoor Brook by David Smith
Dry Lane is not dry - it fords the Hookmoor Brook

SX5594 : Hookmoor Brook by David Smith
Hookmoor Brook

SX5594 : Former quarry by Dry Lane and Hookmoor Brook by David Smith
Former quarry by Dry Lane and Hookmoor Brook

SX5594 : The valley of the infant Hookmoor Brook by David Smith
The valley of the infant Hookmoor Brook

SX5694 : Hedgebank and fence - field boundary near Kigbeare Cross by David Smith
Hedgebank and fence - field boundary near Kigbeare Cross

SX5694 : Kigbeare Cross by David Smith
Kigbeare Cross
Although the junction is named on maps, it lacks a name at the junction itself

SX5694 : Hilltown Cross by David Smith
Hilltown Cross
A crossroad on the A386

SX5695 : Cows and the phone mast at Hilltown by David Smith
Cows and the phone mast at Hilltown

SX5695 : Entrance of Hilltown farm by David Smith
Entrance of Hilltown farm

SX5695 : Old Nissen hut on a farm at Hilltown by David Smith
Old Nissen hut on a farm at Hilltown

SX5695 : Organic farm at Hilltown by David Smith
Organic farm at Hilltown

SX5595 : Access road to Lurchardon by David Smith
Access road to Lurchardon

SX5595 : Farm buildings and store near Hilltown by David Smith
Farm buildings and store near Hilltown

SX5595 : Northlew Road by David Smith
Northlew Road
The road slopes gently to the north, giving a distant view of the land around... more

SX5595 : Field and old shed by the Northlew Road by David Smith
Field and old shed by the Northlew Road

SX5596 : Gate and hedge by Northlew Road by David Smith
Gate and hedge by Northlew Road

SX5596 : Lay-by on Northlew Road at Great Widefield by David Smith
Lay-by on Northlew Road at Great Widefield
The sign marks an access road to the farm

SX5596 : Grassland and some marsh vegetation at Eastington by David Smith
Grassland and some marsh vegetation at Eastington
The farm is set away from the road, beyond this field

SX5596 : Track to Great Widefield farmhouse by David Smith
Track to Great Widefield farmhouse

SX5596 : The Grange Equestrian Centre, Northlew Road by David Smith
The Grange Equestrian Centre, Northlew Road

SX5597 : Little Widefield farm entrance by Northlew Road by David Smith
Little Widefield farm entrance by Northlew Road
A short distance south of the road junction at East Down Cross

SX5597 : East Down Cross by David Smith
East Down Cross
The same road junction is in [[2777202]] with bare trees in the winter

SX5597 : Patch of woodland by road to Folly Gate from East Down Cross by David Smith
Patch of woodland by road to Folly Gate from East Down Cross
Much of the land on the right of this road, including the woodland, is on... more

SX5597 : Tree by entrance to Curworthy Farm by David Smith
Tree by entrance to Curworthy Farm

SX5597 : Road to Folly Gate by David Smith
Road to Folly Gate

SX5697 : Road to Folly Gate by David Smith
Road to Folly Gate

SX5597 : Green lane across marshy land by David Smith
Green lane across marshy land
This was formerly a footpath to Eastington Farm; it is not clear from the old maps... more

SX5597 : Track into woodland north of Eastington Farm by David Smith
Track into woodland north of Eastington Farm
This area is reclaimed marshland. Older maps show this as a footpath

SX5597 : Youlden Plantations by David Smith
Youlden Plantations
A herd of two dozen deer were resting in the field; they appear as brown or white... more

SX5597 : Deer by the Youlden Plantations by David Smith
Deer by the Youlden Plantations

SX5497 : Waytown Plantation by David Smith
Waytown Plantation

SX5497 : Field near Waytown by David Smith
Field near Waytown

SX5497 : Road to Waytown by David Smith
Road to Waytown

SX5597 : Road to East Down Cross by David Smith
Road to East Down Cross
Looking to north-western Dartmoor

SX5597 : Road to Westacombe by David Smith
Road to Westacombe
A little-used road

SX5597 : Woodland by the road to Westacombe by David Smith
Woodland by the road to Westacombe

SX5597 : Muddy gateway by woodland south of Westacombe by David Smith
Muddy gateway by woodland south of Westacombe

SX5598 : Tree by field gate south of Westacombe by David Smith
Tree by field gate south of Westacombe
With a view over the country around Hatherleigh

SX5598 : Road leading south from Westacombe by David Smith
Road leading south from Westacombe

SX5598 : Trees along a field boundary (small stream) by David Smith
Trees along a field boundary (small stream)

SX5598 : Bales beside the road to Westacombe by David Smith
Bales beside the road to Westacombe
Ten years ago there were bales here also, but in a different colour wrapping [[331823]]

SX5598 : Lone tree in hedge south of Westacombe by David Smith
Lone tree in hedge south of Westacombe
On the left of the tree are buildings at Stocken

SX5598 : Scarecrow by track to farm at Westacombe by David Smith
Scarecrow by track to farm at Westacombe

SX5598 : Road to Millbrook by David Smith
Road to Millbrook
The road drops from Westacombe to the valley and rises to Inwardleigh, seen in the... more

SX5598 : House-building at Westacombe by David Smith
House-building at Westacombe

SX5599 : Track to farm at Westacombe by David Smith
Track to farm at Westacombe

SX5599 : Bridge and road junction at Millbrook by David Smith
Bridge and road junction at Millbrook
The bridge crosses the Medland Brook

SX5599 : Medland Brook at Millbrook by David Smith
Medland Brook at Millbrook

SX5599 : House and road junction at Millbrook by David Smith
House and road junction at Millbrook

SX5599 : Inwardleigh Cross on the edge of the village by David Smith
Inwardleigh Cross on the edge of the village
The signpost is seen in [[331754]]; the pointer to the left warns that there is a... more

SX5599 : Inwardleigh churchyard by David Smith
Inwardleigh churchyard
The church is just over the gridline

SX5699 : Millennium window in Inwardleigh church by David Smith
Millennium window in Inwardleigh church
The design includes local scenery as well as Christian symbols

SX5699 : WW1 memorial in Inwardleigh church by David Smith
WW1 memorial in Inwardleigh church
It lists five names, including Frank Chammings who died "as a result of... more

SX5699 : The Norman font in Inwardleigh church by David Smith
The Norman font in Inwardleigh church

SX5699 : Gravestones in Inwardleigh churchyard by David Smith
Gravestones in Inwardleigh churchyard

SX5599 : Track to Lower Northwood farm by David Smith
Track to Lower Northwood farm

SS5500 : Leighclose Wood, Inwardleigh by David Smith
Leighclose Wood, Inwardleigh

SS5500 : Bridge over Medland Brook north of Inwardleigh by David Smith
Bridge over Medland Brook north of Inwardleigh
Weak bridge with limit of 25tonnes m.g.w. except empty vehicles

SS5400 : Access track near Norleigh Barton by David Smith
Access track near Norleigh Barton
The track leads between fields; there is a gate to the field on the left at this... more

SS5400 : Woodland near Westacott by David Smith
Woodland near Westacott

SS5400 : Norleigh Cross by David Smith
Norleigh Cross
A minor junction; the arm on the right is a cul-de-sac

SS5400 : Norleigh Barton farmhouse by David Smith
Norleigh Barton farmhouse
Listed grade II; built in the mid 19th century

SS5400 : Farm buildings at Norleigh Barton by David Smith
Farm buildings at Norleigh Barton

SS5400 : Bales and barn at Norleigh Barton by David Smith
Bales and barn at Norleigh Barton

SS5400 : Field gateway by road to Norleigh Mill Farm by David Smith
Field gateway by road to Norleigh Mill Farm

SS5500 : Norleigh Mill Farm by David Smith
Norleigh Mill Farm

SS5500 : Farm track (bridleway) to Medland and Hatherleigh by David Smith
Farm track (bridleway) to Medland and Hatherleigh
Running beside the grassland west of the Medland Brook

SS5500 : Track to Medland by David Smith
Track to Medland

SS5500 : Tree on track north of Norleigh Mill Farm by David Smith
Tree on track north of Norleigh Mill Farm
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh

SS5501 : Marshy land beside Medland Brook by David Smith
Marshy land beside Medland Brook
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh

SS5501 : Marshy field north of Norleigh Mill Farm by David Smith
Marshy field north of Norleigh Mill Farm
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh

SS5401 : Cattle grazing beside Medland Brook by David Smith
Cattle grazing beside Medland Brook
The marshy field extends to the stream; the woodland is on the further bank

SS5401 : Track to Waterhouse farm  by David Smith
Track to Waterhouse farm
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh

SS5401 : Woodland beside Medland Brook by David Smith
Woodland beside Medland Brook
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh

SS5401 : Bridge over Medland Brook by David Smith
Bridge over Medland Brook
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh, south of Medland Farm

SS5401 : The farm at Medland by David Smith
The farm at Medland
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh; the track curves round the field in the... more

SS5401 : Woodland at Medland by David Smith
Woodland at Medland

SS5401 : Barn at Medland by David Smith
Barn at Medland
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh; Derek Harper photographed this barn ten... more

SS5401 : New farmhouse at Medland  by David Smith
New farmhouse at Medland
Seen from the bridleway to Hatherleigh; the building was still being constructed

SS5401 : Old barn at Medland by David Smith
Old barn at Medland
The north end of the barn, also seen in [[576348]]; the cob remains intact without render

SS5401 : Track north of Medland Farm by David Smith
Track north of Medland Farm

SS5401 : Bales stored north of Medland Farm by David Smith
Bales stored north of Medland Farm
Beside the farm track and bridleway

SS5401 : Field and woodland north of Medland Farm by David Smith
Field and woodland north of Medland Farm

SS5401 : Bridleway north of Medland by David Smith
Bridleway north of Medland
The bridleway is raised above the level of the adjacent field. Whether this was... more

SS5401 : Path, stream and gate on bridleway north of Medland by David Smith
Path, stream and gate on bridleway north of Medland
The raised path drops to the shallow stream just before the gate. It can be... more

SS5401 : Stream in the bridleway, north of Medland by David Smith
Stream in the bridleway, north of Medland

SS5401 : Overgrown green lane south of Essworthy by David Smith
Overgrown green lane south of Essworthy
This bridleway is bounded by hedgebanks, showing it has been a lane in the past

SS5402 : Bridleway south of Essworthy by David Smith
Bridleway south of Essworthy
The path is directed around one field by a single wire of electric fence (on the left)

SS5402 : Bridleway south of Essworthy by David Smith
Bridleway south of Essworthy
The saplings on each side are quite young, suggesting that the path was cleared of... more

SS5402 : Bridleway and hedgebanks south of Essworthy by David Smith
Bridleway and hedgebanks south of Essworthy

SS5402 : Footbridges in the woods south of Essworthy by David Smith
Footbridges in the woods south of Essworthy

SS5402 : Stream that is a tributary of the Lew in woods south of Essworthy by David Smith
Stream that is a tributary of the Lew in woods south of Essworthy

SS5402 : Farm buildings at Essworthy by David Smith
Farm buildings at Essworthy

SS5402 : Bridleway passing house at Essworthy by David Smith
Bridleway passing house at Essworthy

SS5402 : Track to Essworthy with field entrance by David Smith
Track to Essworthy with field entrance
Part of the entrance is blocked by what remains of a roller made of stone

SS5402 : Lagoon in field north of Essworthy by David Smith
Lagoon in field north of Essworthy

SS5402 : Barn and bridleway north of Essworthy by David Smith
Barn and bridleway north of Essworthy

SS5403 : Fork in the track north of Essworthy by David Smith
Fork in the track north of Essworthy
The main track leads to the right to Essworthy and as a bridleway to Medland and Norleigh

SS5403 : Bridleway to Essworthy leading from A386 by David Smith
Bridleway to Essworthy leading from A386

SS5403 : A386 bridge over Hatherleigh Moor Brook by David Smith
A386 bridge over Hatherleigh Moor Brook

SS5403 : Tennis court south of Hatherleigh by David Smith
Tennis court south of Hatherleigh

SS5404 : Children's playground, Hatherleigh by David Smith
Children's playground, Hatherleigh

SS5404 : Hatherleigh skate park by David Smith
Hatherleigh skate park

SS5404 : Hatherleigh fire station by David Smith
Hatherleigh fire station

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