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British Walking Federation

TAVISTOCKTRAIL ORGANISED BY THAMES VALLEY WALKING CLUB

CONTACT: Di Renton, 10 Fernside Park, Tremar, Coombe, LiskeaRoad, Cornwall PL14 5HY
Tel: 01579 344281     Email: k9r@btinternet.com

DISTANCE: 15km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques made payable to Thames Valley Walking Club)
AWARoad: Cloth badge at £2.50 each
START VENUE: BedfoRoad Square, Tavistock, Devon (Map 201 GR SX482745)
DIRECTIONS TO START: Take A386 from A30 near Okehampton or A386 from Plymouth to reach Tavistock. BedfoRoad Square can be found next to the Town Hall, Police Station and Market.
CAR PARKING: Within 500m of the start.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Bus service within 1km of start.
TERRAIN: Urban areas, minor roads, farmland and woods.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: (Updated 29th August 2015)

Leave BedfoRoad Square and take Plymouth Road opposite, passing BedfoRoad Hotel on left. Continue passing tennis courts, then at lych-gate, turn left onto Rose Walk.

Q.1 What is the name of the Bowling Club?

Straight on over footbridge.  Immediately turn right, keep canal on right, just before bridge ahead, turn left to junction.  Turn right, through underpass and up bank onto canal towpath.  Turn left, canal still on right.  Follow to wooden bridge on right, turn left through gap in hedge.

Bear right following fence around school.  At road cross over and go ahead on path to cross bridge over River Tavy to road.  Turn right passing Atlas House on left.  Follow lane eventually passing "dead end" sign & bearing left at fork (signed 'Walreddon') to reach cattle grid.

Q.2 At cattle grid, what are mounted on back of left hand fence?

Continue ahead on track signed bridleway downhill & at fork, bear left (signs bridleway & 'Buckator').  Follow track & by house on right, bear right on track down to river.  Follow track keeping river on right for approx. 1,400m to reach wooden gate.

Go through first gate then follow blue markers, between fences, to reach tarmac track.  Bear left to lane.  Turn right, cross bridge, turn left at sign, follow footpath, keeping river on left for approx. 650m to tall bridge.

(*IF RIVER IS SWOLLEN, AT DOG-LEG, GO UP BANK, TURN LEFT FOLLOWING HIGHER PATH TO JOIN ZIG-ZAG PATH)

Go under bridge and turn right, follow zig-zag path through two gates, up steps and through gate.  Turn right on cycle track to cross bridge.  At far end of bridge on right is a concrete pillar.

Q.3 What is the name of the bridge?

Follow track over wooden bridge to tunnel (approx. 800m), through tunnel to reach road (approx. 1200m).  Cross over BuzzaRoad Road, turn right, follow footpath, then road under arched bridge to crossroads.

Go straight ahead, WITH CARE, into Church Hill.  Pass church and continue on road to reach cattle grid.  Cross cattle grid & at corner of wall on left, head onto track left of bench.  Follow to the top of the hill and mound with building on it.

Q.4 How many sides does the building have?

Ahead, passing horse trough to road.  Turn left on road, downhill passing 'Milemead' on left.  At t-junction turn left through gate by cattle grid and continue downhill to reach a second t-junction.  Turn left & follow road to reach public house.  Turn right in front of The Market Inn, under bridge.  Ignore first turning on right into car park.

Immediately, before next cottage on right, turn right through metal gate, signposted 'Meadowlands Pool'.  Continue ahead over bridge & bear right passing bandstand.  At Cafeteria turn left over canal bridge to reach main road.  Turn right and return to BedfoRoad Square and the end of the walk.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.

This trail is registered until 31 December 2017