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Ashburton gateway to Dartmoor
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Ashburton,an old stannary (tin mining) town,boasts numerous pubs and a variety of old-fashioned shops.

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.

Point of Interest

Ashburton Town & glimpses of Dartmoor

Terrace Walk


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3.9 miles
1 hr 40 mins
tracks bridle,paths
main roads
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altitude range
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.

Ashburton Bull Ring

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.

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Pay & Display Town Centre (Free on Sundays)

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Walk 1

Walk 2