Geo-Trips :: North-east Dartmoor

From Manaton to North Bovey and back

A walk from Manaton, Mon, 5 Feb 2018 by David Smith

An easy walk with our regular group around Easdon Tor

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SX7480 : Bowerman's Nose in silhouette by David Smith
Bowerman's Nose in silhouette
The north slope of Hayne Down with Bowerman's Nose seen against the sky

SX7481 : Cricket pitch and pavilion, Manaton by David Smith
Cricket pitch and pavilion, Manaton
The pitch has a little more of a slope than that at Lord's

SX7481 : Stone cross, Manaton churchyard by David Smith
Stone cross, Manaton churchyard

SX7481 : Wingstone Farm, Manaton by David Smith
Wingstone Farm, Manaton

SX7481 : Stile and minor road, near Langstone Cross by David Smith
Stile and minor road, near Langstone Cross

SX7381 : Tree at the entrance to Torhill Farm by David Smith
Tree at the entrance to Torhill Farm

SX7381 : Wall on Easdon Tor by David Smith
Wall on Easdon Tor
The gate is on the track from Barracott

SX7382 : Rough track on Easdon Tor by David Smith
Rough track on Easdon Tor

SX7382 : The edge of farmland, Easdon Tor by David Smith
The edge of farmland, Easdon Tor
The angle of a granite wall surrounding farmland at Easdon

SX7282 : Valley west of Easdon Tor by David Smith
Valley west of Easdon Tor

SX7282 : Rocks on Easdon Tor by David Smith
Rocks on Easdon Tor
Just south of the trig pillar

SX7282 : The trig pillar on Easdon Tor by David Smith
The trig pillar on Easdon Tor
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SX7282 : The north-west slope of Easdon Tor by David Smith
The north-west slope of Easdon Tor

SX7282 : Heather on the north-west of Easdon Tor by David Smith
Heather on the north-west of Easdon Tor

SX7282 : Gateway to Easdon Tor, Langdon by David Smith
Gateway to Easdon Tor, Langdon
Looking towards the summit from the end of the footpath

SX7282 : Junction of paths, near Langdon by David Smith
Junction of paths, near Langdon
There is a difference between these paths. On the left, a muddy bridlepath leads... more

SX7283 : Gorse by the lane north-east of Langdon by David Smith
Gorse by the lane north-east of Langdon

SX7283 : The lane to Langdon by David Smith
The lane to Langdon

SX7283 : Flooded road to Canna Park by David Smith
Flooded road to Canna Park

SX7283 : Stream flowing towards Bowden Farm by David Smith
Stream flowing towards Bowden Farm

SX7283 : Field entrance near North Bovey by David Smith
Field entrance near North Bovey
The lower edge of the field is markedly higher than the road, so there has to be a... more

SX7383 : Two field gates with a granite wall between fields by David Smith
Two field gates with a granite wall between fields

SX7383 : Track to a field gate, near Yarde by David Smith
Track to a field gate, near Yarde

SX7383 : Signpost at Yarde Cross by David Smith
Signpost at Yarde Cross

SX7383 : Old Yarde, house and tree  by David Smith
Old Yarde, house and tree
The tree was still alive in [[3077707]]; in the winter it isn't so obvious if it... more

SX7383 : Modern footbridge over stream, Yarde by David Smith
Modern footbridge over stream, Yarde

SX7383 : Private woodland, Hourder Plantation, Yarde by David Smith
Private woodland, Hourder Plantation, Yarde

SX7383 : Former mill buildings, Blackaller, North Bovey by David Smith
Former mill buildings, Blackaller, North Bovey

SX7383 : Bovey Bridge by David Smith
Bovey Bridge
Bridge over the River Bovey at Blackaller

SX7383 : Leats at Bovey Bridge by David Smith
Leats at Bovey Bridge
Two leats upstream of the bridge; that on the left comes from the mill at... more

SX7383 : Path from Bovey Bridge to North Bovey church by David Smith
Path from Bovey Bridge to North Bovey church

SX7383 : North Bovey church by David Smith
North Bovey church
Dedicated to St John the Baptist

SX7383 : The clock of St John the Baptist church, North Bovey by David Smith
The clock of St John the Baptist church, North Bovey
Inscribed "Thy Kingdom Come" 1907

SX7383 : The lych gate of St John the Baptist church, North Bovey by David Smith
The lych gate of St John the Baptist church, North Bovey
The board in the gate lists those from the parish who fought in the First World War

SX7383 : North Bovey village cross by David Smith
North Bovey village cross
Retrieved from use as a footbridge http://www.dartmoor-crosses.org.uk/north_bovey.htm

SX7483 : North Bovey village green commemoration of peace by David Smith
North Bovey village green commemoration of peace
Many of the trees on the green have dated commemorative stones. This one marks... more

SX7483 : The Ring of Bells inn, North Bovey by David Smith
The Ring of Bells inn, North Bovey
Newly repaired after a fire in early 2016

SX7483 : North Bovey village green by David Smith
North Bovey village green

SX7483 : North Bovey sewage treatment works by David Smith
North Bovey sewage treatment works

SX7483 : Ford and stepping stones across River Bovey by David Smith
Ford and stepping stones across River Bovey
Be reassured, there is a footbridge as well!

SX7483 : Footpath to Fursdon by David Smith
Footpath to Fursdon

SX7483 : Hollow lane from North Bovey to Dickford Bridge by David Smith
Hollow lane from North Bovey to Dickford Bridge

SX7483 : Dickford Bridge by David Smith
Dickford Bridge
Crossing Dickford Water, a tributary of the River Bovey

SX7583 : Field south of the valley of Dickford Water by David Smith
Field south of the valley of Dickford Water
The trees beyond this field line the stream. The gate has a curious structure

SX7583 : Walking to Barnecourt by David Smith
Walking to Barnecourt
The direct route from North Bovey to Barnecourt is surfaced at each end and has a... more

SX7583 : Entrance to the farm at New Barn and Southlands Farm by David Smith
Entrance to the farm at New Barn and Southlands Farm

SX7583 : Walls of yard at Barnecourt by David Smith
Walls of yard at Barnecourt

SX7583 : Field and view west from Barnecourt by David Smith
Field and view west from Barnecourt
Looking towards north Dartmoor

SX7583 : Footpath sign by Beech Cottage by David Smith
Footpath sign by Beech Cottage
The start of a path to Foxworthy and Hunters Tor

SX7583 : Stone gatepost and wooden gate, by path to Foxworthy by David Smith
Stone gatepost and wooden gate, by path to Foxworthy

SX7582 : Pool near Peck Farm by David Smith
Pool near Peck Farm
Almost covered with weed, apart from the area with ducks on the further side

SX7582 : Pool and mud near Peck Farm by David Smith
Pool and mud near Peck Farm

SX7582 : Hunters Tor by David Smith
Hunters Tor

SX7582 : Track south towards Foxworthy  by David Smith
Track south towards Foxworthy
An old lane bounded by a hedgebank

SX7582 : Gate in woodland on Hunters Tor by David Smith
Gate in woodland on Hunters Tor

SX7582 : Bovey valley west of Hunters Tor by David Smith
Bovey valley west of Hunters Tor
At the further side of the field is an upright stone; not marked on maps as a... more

SX7582 : Former quarry on Hunters Tor by David Smith
Former quarry on Hunters Tor

SX7582 : Bovey valley at Foxworthy by David Smith
Bovey valley at Foxworthy

SX7582 : Tree by path along west side of Hunters Tor by David Smith
Tree by path along west side of Hunters Tor

SX7582 : Field access and footpath gate at Foxworthy by David Smith
Field access and footpath gate at Foxworthy
On the right a spring has been piped to flow into a granite trough

SX7582 : Snowdrops at Foxworthy Bridge by David Smith
Snowdrops at Foxworthy Bridge

SX7582 : River Bovey at Foxworthy Bridge by David Smith
River Bovey at Foxworthy Bridge

SX7582 : Foxworthy Bridge by David Smith
Foxworthy Bridge
Over the River Bovey

SX7582 : Private road to Foxworthy by David Smith
Private road to Foxworthy
The public footpath leaves this road by the gateposts and goes through the woods... more

SX7582 : Path into nature reserve, Foxworthy by David Smith
Path into nature reserve, Foxworthy

SX7682 : Hunters Tor from above Foxworthy by David Smith
Hunters Tor from above Foxworthy

SX7582 : Former quarry above Foxworthy by David Smith
Former quarry above Foxworthy
Now overgrown with trees and scrub

SX7582 : Stream between Neadon and Foxworthy by David Smith
Stream between Neadon and Foxworthy

SX7581 : Footpath in woods on Neadon Cleave by David Smith
Footpath in woods on Neadon Cleave

SX7581 : Scrubby woodland in Neadon Cleave by David Smith
Scrubby woodland in Neadon Cleave

SX7581 : Stile into woods in Neadon Cleave by David Smith
Stile into woods in Neadon Cleave

SX7581 : Tracks on the edge of Manaton by David Smith
Tracks on the edge of Manaton
Straight ahead are paths into the Bovey Valley

SX7581 : The archway, Manaton Gate by David Smith
The archway, Manaton Gate
Impressive entrance, now by-passed, to a former rectory

All images © David Smith and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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