Two Bridges Walk - Dartmoor

- Two Bridges - Beardown Tor - West Dart Leat - West Dart River - Higher White Tor - Longaford Tor - Littaford Tor - Crocken Tor -

Walk Introduction - (sketch map)

This walk involves visiting only a few features but with a continuously changing scenery it is pleasant and challenging. Sticking to the public footpaths at the Two bridges you can create one circular route out of two. By walking the length of either the Beardown Tor walk or the Higher White Tor/Crocken Tor walk you can simply cross the West Dart and West Dart Leat to complete the circuit back.To cross the West Dart I recommend that you traverse toward the weir at the higher ground past the Tors. Using boulders to step-stone across the river is quite fun but potentially dangerous, be careful.

A virtually windless bright start to the February was inspiring and stayed most of the day. Route: Beardown Tor via Beardown Farm & West Dart Leat; and Higher White Tor to Crocken Tor via West Dart crossing (near weir); return to Two Bridges. Noticable event: one of the last legal hunts on Dartmoor (16-02-05). Group: 4 adults and 4 children. Distance: 10km.

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  Car Park Easily Found
  Footpath at road
  Farm on track
  Settlement off-path
  Beardown Tor
  Longaford Tor
  Littaford Tor
  Corckern Tor
  Car Park 6 miles total

 

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Two Bridges
Hotel Car Park
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Two Bridges
Hotel Car Park
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath to:
Bear Down Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath to:
Bear Down Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor
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Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

Lichen found on Granite block toward Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

Two Bridges
Public Footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

view of: higher White Tor. From footpath along West Dart Leat to:
Beardown Tor

View of second Tor at Beardown Tor

View from Beardown Tor

View from Beardown Tor

View from Beardown Tor

View to Longaford Tor from Beardown Tor

View to Longaford Tor from Beardown Tor
One of the last legal hunts (16-02-05)

West Dart River Crossing between Beardown Tor and Higher White Tor

Weir on: West Dart River Crossing between Beardown Tor and Higher White Tor

views at: Longaford

views at: Crocken Tor

views at: Crocken Tor

views at: Crocken Tor

views at: Crocken Tor

views at: Crocken Tor
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views at: Longaford
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views at: Littaford Tor
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views at: Littaford Tor
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views from Littaford Tor
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Ancient gate on return to Two Bridges Hotel and public car park
 

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