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This walk: 2010-6-30. Cadover Bridge, River Plym, Sundew, Cadover Cross, cairn, Wigford Down, Ringmoor Cottage, Sheep's Tor, cows, hawthorn tree, lichen, longhouse, Dewerstone Rock, inscriptions, Cadworthy Tor, cairn circle, cist.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.

"Cad" was an old name for the River Plym.


View of Cadover Bridge, looking up the River Plym from the Cadover Bridge car park.


Round-leaved Sundew - Drosera rotundifolia.


Cadover Cross - see the link for the full story.


The head of the cross showing an incised cross, there were said to be three smaller crosses inscribed  on the arms and on the head of the cross, but these are now too weathered or overgrown to be visible.


Looking back at the cross with Cadover Bridge in the background.


Looking south from the cross towards the clay works.


Approaching the cairn on Wigford Down .....


Closer .....


A peaty area next to the cairn where a trig. point once stood.


The Eddystone lighthouse, 14 miles from Plymouth sea front, can always be found by looking just above the Eddystone Pointer Stone (yellow arrow), the lighthouse itself is just below the blue arrow. Everyone could see it quite clearly.


Not all the rocks in the cairn are granite!


View to Ringmoor Cottage (trees, centre) with Sheep's Tor (left) in the distance.


Two cows encountered along the way .....


..... and another.


Hut circle and enclosure at SX 54362 65118 .....


A little more detail, with the hawthorn tree.


A foliose lichen on the tree, unidentified.


An ancient field corner? We saw a ruined longhouse in this area but it was what a not very photogenic area. A GPS track around the longhouse is seen in the second map below.


Approaching the back of Dewerstone Rock,  SX 5378 6390, elevation 227 metres (744 feet) .....


More detail ..... the entire area was part of an ancient hill fort and settlement with various field boundaries.


Inscription 1 on the top of Dewerstone Rock .....


Inscription 2 on the top of Dewerstone Rock: Carrington - Obit Septembris MDCCCXXX, in memory of Noel Carrington, a local Dartmoor poet.


Conquered by a stalwart.


A zoomed view to Plymouth Sound, the English Channel and the Eddystone lighthouse - seen just above the tallest tree, farthest away, in the centre of the photo!


View to Ringmoor Cottage (distant trees) with Brisworthy Plantation (nearer, right). Hen Tor can just be seen before the horizon above the right edge of the plantation.


A sea of bracken, approaching Cadworthy Tor, SX 5421 6418, also known as Oxen Tor .....


Closer .....


Conquered! SX 5418 6415, elevation approx. 229 metres (751 feet).


View back to the cliffs below the Dewerstone.


Part of the cairn circle around the cist at SX 544123 64431 2 metres .....


Standing in the cist .....


Moor Strollers look on in admiration. 


A final look at Cadover Cross, note the rings in the earth, explained in the link.


Looking down the Plym from Cadover Bridge, cars can be seen in the car park at the left edge .....


Looking up the Plym from Cadover Bridge, toward the centre of the southern moor.


Walk details

MAP: Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.

Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2005. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047373.
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.

The map below shows an enlarged section of the track of the walk where the longhouse was walked around .....

Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2005. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047373.
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.


The walk can be accessed easily from Yelverton via Meavy or from Plympton by going past the Elfordleigh hotel. The large car park is a popular tourist (and locals) spot, the car park is at the yellow cross and  P  symbol on the map.  There are also other approaches.


Distance - 6.23 km / 3.87 miles



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