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Sticklepath escape into tranquility
1 hour walks
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Two delightful walks with dramatic scenery following the meandering River Taw.

Point of Interest

Belstone ,river Taw and fauna along tracks
Stocks

Finch Foundary
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Walk 1 Sticklepath to Belstone ((4.5 miles)

This most scenic walk follows the cascading river Taw all the way to the quaint and ancient village of Belstone,known for its stocks and pub.

A From the Finch Foundary walk towards Taw River Inn pub and continue along main road.

B Just after crossing the river Taw turn right onto bridlepath and follow the Tarka Trail.

C Continue following this bridle path keeping close to the river -
Parts of the path are quite rocky demanding strong footwear.

D After crossing the river continue to next bridge. Cross river again and continue with river on your right.

E The path turns inland for a short while then loops right ,up a grassy hill towards Belstone. The views here are quite magnificent.

F Walk into Belstone past stocks,church and pub. At the T junction turn right then left onto a public footpath.

G When you reach a lane turn right.
Ignore first footpath on right but continue for 200m and almost at the end of a wooded area take footpath right . At the end of the path turn left into a lane.

H Take bridlepath on right and follow a bluebell and ramson lined track back to Sticklepath.

river Taw

Walk 2 Along the Taw (1.8 miles)

This walk follows the Taw ,as above ,then crosses the river to a car park returning via a country lane. Allow for at least an hour

Note:

Parts of the path along the river are quite rocky demanding strong footwear.

You may also want to visit the Finch Foundary,its National Trust shop and tea-room,at Sticklepath.

For other refreshments visit the Taw River Inn,on the main road in Sticklepath .

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Walk 1 
length:
4.5 miles
time:
1 hr 45 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,paths
lanes
main roads
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2%
altitude range
72 - 173 m
quality of track
***
stiles
several
  
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Walk 1

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