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The Avon Dam Reservoir from Shipley Bridge

Nat Park - Dartmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 410 feet / 124 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SX680629
Lat 50.451047 // Long -3.860666
Postcode TQ10 9EL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

A pleasant valley following the River Avon with a gentle climb up to the shores of the Avon Dam Reservoir make this a relaxing walk that is ideal for pushchairs and the less mobile. The change from woodland to open moorland is quite dramatic and you get the experience of being in wild Dartmoor as you sit beside the reservoir.

GPS Files - Notes

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL20Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 202Sheet Map1:50kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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