3.Walk Leapra Cross, Moor Gate, West Combe, Hoookney Tor, Bennett's Cross, Stone Row, Chagford Common, Shapley, Hurston, Jurston, Lettaford. 10 miles, 15 km. GPX track and map

2020:07:07

Starting from the car park on the moor nearest Leapra Cross and followed the Two Moors Way past Moor Gate to West Combe

On our way back we were shown inside Sanders, Lettaford, the 500 year old Devon longhouse. Now a Landmark Trust property that was well worth seeing.

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Old mine buildings at West Combe

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Heading up the track from West Combe past the old mine workings and buildings

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Boggy ground below the mine dam

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Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum,

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Drosera rotundifolia, the round-leaved sundew

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Bell heather : Erica cinerea

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Erica tetralix, the cross-leaved heath

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Panorama: The top of Hookney Tor, Dartmoor. Grimspound and Hameldown Tor to the left

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Paorama from the top of Hookney Tor, Dartmoor, looking west to north

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Pony and foal

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Bennett's Cross

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Looking down North Walla Brook

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Heather in bloom

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Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry, Blaeberry, Whortleberry, Whinberry, Windberry, Myrtle Berry. Ripe and ready to eat.

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The stone row and standing stone on Hurston Ridge

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The double stone row  on Hurston Ridge, Chagford Common

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Ponies and foals, Chagford Common

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A steep stile onto the Two Moors Way

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Hurston

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Filipendula ulmaria meadowsweet, and Valeriana officinalis Common Valerian

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Crossing the River Bovey

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Derelict farmyard at Lingcombe. At least all the rubbish has been cleared away.

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Sanders, Lettaford, North Bovey, Devon This 500 year old house is maintained by the Landmark Trust and can be rented as a holiday cottage.

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A 500 year old Devon longhouse with the cattle to the right of the cross passage and people to the left

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The cattle end of the longhouse with the drainage channel down the middle of the floor

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Upright stakes would have fitted into the stone slots, and the cattle would have been tied to the stakes

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Cruck beams with a raised roof above. Sanders, Lettaford

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Flowers in the old meadow land

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Wild flowers in a wetland area

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