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Ipplepen
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Point of Interest

Views of dartmoor ,Windmill ,Quarry
Old lanes

Difficulty

Ipplepen lies south west of Newton Abbot . A recent archaeological dig has brought it into the limelight;the archaeology is ongoing.

This quite challenging walk follows green lanes,paths and bridlepaths. A busy road has to be crossed twice and towards the end the route follows a 5 minute stretch along a busy country ! lane. This walk is not suitable for young children or anyone lacking a degree of flexibility.

At Combe Fishacre it steadily climbs up an old track,Tanyard lane (once leading to a tannery?),and continues via Windthorn cross,along an old mill leat passing the well known Bickley Mill Inn.

Both lanes date back to the middle ages.or even before - its surface in places poses a bit of a challenge. After heavy rain patches can become quite muddy.

Once at the top. the views of Dartmoor are quite spectacuilar.

In the distance,you can see an old windmill which seems to act as a beacon..

It returns along part of Stoneycombe quarry.You can see the unique pink limestone from a specially built platform. Stoneycombe is noted for an unusual species of whitebeam.

length:
5.6 miles
time:
2 hr 30 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
2%
altitude range
34 - 120 m
quality of track
***
stiles
a few
  
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