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Avon Dam Reservoir & White Barrows from Shipley Bridge
Introduction to Walk 3223

Photo from the walk - Avon Dam Reservoir & White Barrows from Shipley Bridge

Nat Park - Dartmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 740 feet / 224 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Dartmoor walk initially climbs up to the Avon Dam Reservoir on a good track. The route then climbs to the summit of White Barrows before following the remains of an old tramway back to the start. Views are good including those across South Devon to the coast. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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