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Dartmoor Walk
Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (Moretonhampstead)

Nat Park - Dartmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km

Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Time - 1 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SX804823
Lat 50.628096 // Long -3.69232
Postcode TQ13 9NS (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (Moretonhampstead) Photo from the walk - Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (Moretonhampstead) Photo from the walk - Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (Moretonhampstead)
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This is an easy walk or stroll round two reservoirs that lie in high ground east of Moretonhampstead. There is a small picnic area at the start of the walk which is the main car park for Trenchford Reservoir (grid ref. SX804823). This reached by a series of lanes from Moretonhampstead or from the A382 Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead road at Slade Cross (grid ref. SX798812). The walk can be undertaken with a normal pushchair although in places the path is a bit rough and the occasional lift is required.

After parking, walk to the right with the reservoir on your left. A short path connects the car park with a tarmac lane. Continue along this lane passing over the dam to Trenchford to reach a road junction. Bear left here and walk between the two reservoirs. Take the path on your right once you have reached the other side of the water. Follow this path, with the reservoir now on your right.

Continue around Tottiford Reservoir crossing in by bridge/causeway. Once on the other side bear right and continue to the road. Bear right along the road between the two reservoirs. This time bear left on the other side of the water. This path leads you all the way round Trenchford Reservoir back to the start.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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