9 Walks from the Cornwood Inn

From a 1½ mile gentle stroll to a 14 mile yomp across the wild Dartmoor landscape, take your pick from the walks below.  For walks 5 - 9 we strongly recommend taking OS map (or app) and compass with you - it is easy to get disorientated on the moors especially if the weather closes in - and of course you'll need appropriate clothing and footwear.  They are all fantastic walks and it would be lovely to see you when you come back for a pint, sandwich or just a chat about where you've been.  If you have favourite walks in this area that you would like to share, please send us the details by email cornwoodinnactiongroup@gmail.com and we'll be delighted to check them out!

Walk 1 - 1½ miles: Cornwood Inn to Vicarage Hill Loop

Cornwood Square to Vicarage Hill returning through fields.  Circular with gentle gradients, paths and quiet road, through the square, past the school & village hall and enjoying local views

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Walk 2 - 3¼ miles: Cornwood Inn to Slade Viaduct Loop

Circular walk with moderate gradients on footpaths and country lanes starting at the pub or church and looping around the Slade Estate, taking in the impressive Slade viaduct up close.

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Walk 3 – 3¼ miles: Cornwood Inn to Headon Down Loop

A gentle start to Sheraleers woods, a climb onto edge of moorland, with spectacular panoramic views of the southern moor, with options to extend. Return past Cricket Club and pink tree.

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Walk 4 – 2½ miles: Cornwood Inn to Lutton Loop

Mainly on quiet roads with a few footpaths across fields.  Taking in some landmark highlights of the local area, including Cornwood Church, a distant view of Slade viaduct and returning via the Cricket Club and pink tree.  

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Walk 5 - 5 miles: Cornwood Inn to Penn Beacon Summit

A good stomp from the village to the top of the highest tor in our parish across open moorland, with some walking on minor roads.  Amazing views when the weather is good (and you should only attempt this walk in good weather!). 

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Walk 7 – 8 miles: Stalldown’s Bronze Age Antiquities

This is a rough, moderately difficult moorland walk along the Erme valley and up onto Stalldown, taking in Bronze age huts, enclosures and the Cornwood Maidens stone row.

Do not attempt in poor visibility. 

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Walk 8 - 14¼ miles: Exploring The Erme Valley

Moorland walk along the river Erme to its source, taking in Bronze age settlements, burial cairn and enclosures including Erme Pound plus Europe’s longest stone row.  Sturdy boots needed and only attempt in good weather. 

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Walk 6 – 7 miles: A Walk to a Mysterious Stone

This is a rough moorland walk  taking in Shell Top, Penn Beacon, Broadall Lake, Bronze Age enclosures and a mysterious carved stone!

Only attempt in good weather and with OS map / app and compass.

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Walk 9 – 8 miles: Penn Beacon Cairn Challenge!

This is a rough moorland walk over Rook Tor, skirting Penn Beacon and taking in cairns, stone rows and settlements.

Only attempt in good weather and with OS map / app and compass -  there is no walk description - that's the challenge!

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