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Walk 1 Owlacombe Cross (3.9 mile)
This is one of our most popular walks following part of the Dartmoor Way along the river Ashburn into Whiddon Scrubbs; it then climbs steadily towards Owlacombe cross offering magnificent views of the rolling Dartmoor moors.
A From Roborough lane turn into a public footpath called Terrace Walk.
Alternatively,from the town centre,continue along North Street. After 400m turn right onto Terrace Walk and follow hedge on left.
B At Cuddiford Cross cross road into another footpath - do not cross bridge - and follow the river into the woods.
C Where the path crosses the river turn right into a track.
D Continue past Lower Whiddon Farm - some stretches here can be muddy after heavy rain. When you join a lane turn right.
E Take left fork and continue down a lane.
F At public footpath sign turn right.
G Turn right at the end of this footpath into a lane then almost immediately right again into Rew Road. Continue past Sports Hall and take first lane on left back to Roborougfh lane.
Ashburton Town & glimpses of Dartmoor
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|Walks near Ashburton:|
|1 hr 40 mins|
87 - 217 m
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Roborough Lane or Fee Paying Car Park in Ashburton (free on Sundays)
There is one steady climb.
Walk 2 Town Trail (1.6 miles)
A short but enjoyable walk around Ashburton.
Picture was taken more than 100 years ago showing 'the Bull Ring' ,named after a sport which was banned in 1835. Notice the gas street light and island.
Pay & Display Town Centre (Free on Sundays)