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    River Walkham Circular Walk

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    8.9 km
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    261 m
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    The River Walkham Circular Walk is a fairly relaxed adventure on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park that will expose you to some lovely views along a meandering river. While out on the trail, you will pass through a beautiful stretch of woodland terrain that is made all the more scenic by the winding river that cuts through its expanse. There is a small amount of elevation gain in the final half of the walk as you cut across the open countryside, but overall, this is an awesome walking route that is suitable for a wide range of skill levels.

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    Route Description for River Walkham Circular Walk

    Walking the River Walkham Circular Route is a popular trail in the Tavistock area, as it features easy to traverse terrain and beautifully scenic views along the river. There are a number of intersecting trails along the route, so be sure to pay attention or bring a GPS in order to stay on the correct course. Setting out from the car park, you will head to the northwest and follow along the winding banks of the river as it cuts through the peaceful woodland landscape. After crossing a bridge to the opposite side of the river, you will turn left to continue along the water’s edge as it turns to the southwest, eventually reaching a scenic viewpoint where the waters of the River Tavy and River Walkham meet. From here, you will head to the east and climb uphill across the open countryside on the return leg of the walk back to the car park.

    Getting to the River Walkham Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the River Walkham Circular Walk from neighbouring Horrabridge, drive northwest on A386 for 1.1 km and turn left to enter the car park.

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