Horse Riding on DARTMOOR

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Map C3: Nuns Cross Farm.    Printable Version

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Easy routes but busy area High Ground with lots of Tors, Easy Route( but very busy) on good track P to Princetown, generally poorer ground, bogs, quite a lot of awkward places. popular area for hikers, scouts and non –firing military.


Foxtor mire and the un-rideable bridle path 613 708 just south of Whiteworks goes straight into deep bog. Bridlepath south east from Nuns Cross Farm is not a track on ground and far better when on River Erme Route E to go on the clearly marked southerly bridle path track to Eyebarrow mine and then go east from there. Parking very limited at 577 673(south east of Sheepstor) will be full up in Summer.


Abbots way south of Plym ford is can be wet and has a few awkward soft bits .Lots of Cyclists and walkers on Princetown route P. ROUTES C Circular Route is quite easy to follow. E river Erme route follows Abbots way footpath which is a green path which can be wet and needs care to follow in bad visibility. Route P for Princetown is easy, can go on grass next to track most of way.

Points of interest:

Easy access up track to Princetown. Lots of interesting old mine workings inc 608 684.Sheepstor a great big rock and a useful lunch spot below to the north 570 687 where you can tie up to a fence in a sheltered spot. Another good track runs east in centre of map towards Burrator

Access / Parking:

Via main Road B3212 to Princetown and the down lane to Whiteworks. Useful parking at 604 708 and one or two other small spots along this lane but all “exposed”. Better perhaps to Park at Princetown ask and pay at the Plume of Feathers Inn.


Generally find the Princetown track or Whiteworks lane

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