logo Walking Britain
Home About Holidays FAQ Email MENU ☰

Walk 3458 - printer friendly version

Sharrah Pool from New Bridge Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.4 miles / 5.5 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SX711708
Lat 50.5227460 + Long -3.8197501
Postcode TQ13 7NT (approx. location only)

This linear Devon walk explores a section of the Dart Valley in the Dartmoor National Park. The route takes through pleasant woodland to Sharrah Pool. The start is the car park at New Bridge (grid ref. SX711708). The car park can be reached from the A38 at the southern end of Ashburton. Exit the A38 and take the B3352 signed to Ashburton. Continue straight head and you soon pass a brown sign on the left "New Bridge 3 miles". Continue ahead ignoring all side roads and turn left into the car park just after crossing the River Dart.

After parking, turn right along the "main road". Cross the bridge over River Dart and a second smaller bridge over a stream. On your right is a small car parking area. Turn into this and locate the path between wooden railings. Take this path, which is part of the Two Moors Way, and continue ahead for 650 metres to a path junction (grid ref. SX711703). Leave the Two Moors Way and take the right-hand fork and continue through woodland for just under 3 kilometres to reach Sharrah Pool. As you make progress up the valley the path becomes a wider track.

To return to the start, retrace your steps down the valley. However, do remember to fork left off the track to follow the path as you near Wellsfoot Island (grid ref. SX704701).

Walk 3458 Route Map

Messaging & Social Media

Message Walking Britain and follow the latest news.

Facebook  Twitter

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.