12. Manaton ⇨ River Bovey ⇨ Sharpitor ⇨ North Bovey ⇨ Easdon Down 9.5 miles with Newton Abbot Ramblers

A 9.5 mile walk from Manaton with the Newton Abbot Ramblers, down to the River Bovey, then up past the hut circles to Sharpitor and along the ridge to Hunter Tor and its hill fort. Then we headed to North Bovey for lunch on the green, back down to the Bovey and the mill at Olde Yarde, before heading up the lane until we could turn left for Easdon Down. From there we went down past Barracott and followed lane and paths back to Manaton Church.
Manaton Gate

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Wood Anemone, beside the path

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A red violet

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The path from Manaton down to the river

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Wood Sorrel

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Some of the group decide to cross using the old log bridge

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Hut circles and walls close to Sharpitor

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Rebuilt wall at Sharpitor

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Cave under boulders at Sharpitor

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The view west from Hunters Tor

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Looking back at Hunters Tor

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The water mill at Bovey Bridge

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Views from Easdon Tor

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Whooping stone on Easdon Tor

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