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Buckfastleigh where once buck and deer were held
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Buckfastleigh,a medieval market town,is a popular tourist attraction.

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Walk 1 Buckfastleigh (2.4 miles)

Difficulty:

There are some steep steps to climb.

Point of Interest

Buckfast Abbey the Valiant Soldier

A This short walk starts at Buckfast Abbey and after a steady climb turn left at the crossroads then first right as it descends into Buckfastleigh.

BThe village ,according to White,had 'about 300 woolcombers,several corn mills,and four blanket and serge mills; and has quarries of limestone and a sort of black marble.

C There are still 4 pubs in Buckfastleigh. The walk passes the famous Valiant Soldier,a place where time stood still; it was closed in the 1960s.

D Continue and cross a bridge across the Mardle. Next,turn left onto a public footpath and up some fairly steep steps .

E The parish Church (Holy Trinity,) stands on an eminence,ascended by 144 steps,and is a large antique structure,which has been restored and beautified since June,1844.'
Unfortunately most of the church was destroyed in a fire on 21st July 1992.
You can still see the now metal barred tomb of the Cabells.

  
Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspred to write the 'Hound of the Baskervilles' after visiting the tomb of the Cabells.
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2.4 miles
time:
58 mins
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Singing Kettle
54 Fore St,Buckfastleigh
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Buckfast Abbey Free Car Park

Walk 2 Buckfast Abbey to Holne (6.5 miles)

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Church House Inn Holne

A longer but equally delightful walk follows the Dartmoor Way & Two Moor Way.
Part of the Dartmoor way follows a relatively busy country lane.

The fauna can be stunning with yellow flags & blue bells in late spring.

Church House Inn at Holne full of character worth a visit.

  
Danny La RueHolne is the birthplace of Charles Kingsley,author of Westward Ho! & the Water Babies
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Buckfast Abbey Free Car Park

Walk 3 Town Trail (1.2 miles)

This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'

A pleasant walk to explore Buckfastleigh.

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Buckfastleigh Pay & Display Car Park

Walk 4 Long Distance walk to Totnes (8 miles)

Using mainly quiet lanes and public footpaths this pleasant walk via Staverton and Dartington Cyder Press connects the Dartmoor Way with the John Musgrave Heritage Trail.

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 Ashburton
One of our most popular walks following part of the Dartmoor Way along the river Ashburn.
  
 
 Hembury Woods
Two delightful walks through this ancient oak wood and along a most enchanting stretch of the river Dart - a key attraction in Victorian Times!
  
 
 Dartington
Four top scenic walks of different lengths exploring a region that has attracted artists,musicians and walkers alike.