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DARTMOOR for WALKERS
Minions, Hurlers, Cheesewring (Stowes hill) Walk - Bodmin Moor
This walk involves visiting as many features of interest as you like, you kind of stumble across them as you walk the well trodden paths of this unique part of England. The walk is particularly suited to the first-time rambler (no map) as the local site is mapped at the Mionions (hurler) car park. Beyond your equipment check, you can soak-up this part of the Moor with only a keen-eye for your reference points and a realism for the potential dangers that the Moors can throw at you. The remainder of your walk will be determined by how long you wish to ponder the history you walk across with every step.
|OS Ref||Name of Feature||Comment|
|Car Park||Easily Found|
|Engine Hse||C19th Ruin|
|WW2 ruin||C20th Ruin|
|Stone circle||Bronze Age|
|Car Park||6 miles total|
There are no specific details to this walk, however armed with map and compass we were able to locate some specific sites of interest. It is best that you amble slowly just off the beaten path and explore your imagination. For these reasons the walk can be enjoyed for as many hours as you care to take. Refreshements at the Minions Village are well catered.The walk is perfect for any rambler, young and old.
A brisk and chilly start to the day, a northerly wind meaning that the wind chill would be especially noticeable. As a group we were 5 adults and 3 smallish people, sharing a day on the moors. We found our pace and enjoyed the Moors. The history of the walk around the The Hurlers/Cheese stretches back to 6000bc. The weather was more temperate at this time with forest and game for early nomadic settlers. Changes in the climate of this region along with more developed farming techniques, settlements and extensive open cast Tin and Copper Mining have left this area riddled with history.To fully enjoy the walk make sure you spend 20 minutes at the Horsemans (Restored 19th Century Engine House) to read up on some quick reference history leasons to the Minions. It's free too, see picture below for reference.