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Cross Gate to Nuns Cross via Leather Tor
Introduction to Walk 2016

Photo from the walk - Cross Gate to Nuns Cross via Leather Tor

Nat Park - Dartmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - John Paterson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 875 feet / 265 metres

Time - 4 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

The high moors of Dartmoor in Devon provide excellent walking. This route includes some sections where some compass skills might be required in poor weather. Key features of the walk include Sharpitor, Leather Tor and Nun's Cross. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1083
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Eylesbarrow & Sheeps Tor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1642
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Burrator Reservoir from Yelverton (Dartmoor)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3671
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Nun's Cross & Peat Cot from Princetown
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2015
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
The Meavy & Plym valleys from Shaugh Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2013
7.2 miles / 11.4 km away
The Plym Valley from Plym Bridge
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3463
7.7 miles / 12.4 km away
Sharp Tor, Corndon Tor & Yar Tor Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Walk 3201
8.0 miles / 12.7 km away
Bellever Tor & Postbridge from Bellever
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3202
8.0 miles / 12.7 km away
Postbridge & Challacombe Down from Bellever
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.8 miles / 15.9 km
Walk 2838
8.0 miles / 12.7 km away
Bellever and Laughing Tors from Bellever
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 3387
8.0 miles / 12.8 km away
Upper Erme Valley & Ugborough Moor
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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