3. Walking Yelverton ⇨ River Walkham ⇨ Double Waters ⇨ Hatch Mill ⇨ Buckland Monachorum. 9 miles 2018:05:17

 

The path beside the River Walkham is a little rough in places and should not be attempted after heavy rain. But there is an alternative path from Grenofen Bridge to Double Waters to the south over the common.Panorama looking towards Dartmoor from near Horrabridge
Panorama looking towards Dartmoor from near Horrabridge

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Fresh spring green in the woodland as we approach the railway viaduct.
Fresh spring green in the woodland as we approach the railway viaduct.

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The railway viaduct at Horrabridge. A beautiful brick structure.
The railway viaduct at Horrabridge. A beautiful brick structure.

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Grenofen Bridge
Grenofen Bridge

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Panorama of the River Walkham downstream from Grenofen Bridge
Panorama of the River Walkham downstream from Grenofen Bridge

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The River Walkham near Buckator. The river narrows and plunges into deep pools.
The River Walkham near Buckator. The river narrows and plunges into deep pools.

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The River Walkham just upstream of Buckator
The River Walkham just upstream of Buckator

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Panorama of Double Waters - where the River Tavy is joined by the River Walkham
Panorama of Double Waters - where the River Tavy is joined by the River Walkham

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The footbridge at Double Waters, over the River Walkham - impassible in wet weather.
The footbridge at Double Waters, over the River Walkham - impassible in wet weather.

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The River Tavy and the spoil heaps from the Virtuous Lady Mine at Tavy Cottage
The River Tavy and the spoil heaps from the Virtuous Lady Mine at Tavy Cottage

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Lousewort
Lousewort

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The path below Hatch Mill
The path below Hatch Mill

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A weir and fish ladder below Hatch Mill
A weir and fish ladder below Hatch Mill

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A double form of Cardamine pratensis in fields at Buckland Monochorum. The plant is also known as Cuckooflower, Lady's Smock
A double form of Cardamine pratensis in fields at Buckland Monochorum. The plant is also known as Cuckooflower, Lady's Smock

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Panorama looking over Buckland Monachorum towards Kit Hill
Panorama looking over Buckland Monachorum towards Kit Hill

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Bluebells on a Devon hedge bank
Bluebells on a Devon hedge bank

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