|The old Clam Bridge viewed from the new|
Beginning by trying to find somewhere to park in the
Setting off through a wonderful orchard which is now
|Lustleigh May Queens' chair|
The woodlands around this part of Dartmoor are beautiful,
|Woodland near Lustleigh|
Our book had mentioned the authors 'gingerly crossing' the
|The new bridge|
Once over the bridge, we continued on to the famous waterfall at Becky Falls. Our route followed a public footpath through the privately owned land and we did catch sight of the brook tumbling, but in order to get good views of the waterfall you need to buy a ticket to the park. Having been so impressed with High Force and Low Force last year we aren't sure yet if we will splash out on Becky Falls too.
Finally, steep climbs up from Hisley Bridge towards Hisley
We took quite a bit longer than our book suggested for this walk - 3 1/2 hours as opposed to their 2 1/2. We are putting this down to a combination of too much time spent pointing at things and taking photographs, and to being a tad out of condition for the uphill bits! It's an excellent walk though and we were very happy to have been guided along this route past sights that we probably wouldn't otherwise have found. We finished up with a spot of good luck too: we just got into the village shop as the church clock was striking six so were able to buy ourselves each a delicious and well-earned ice cream before they closed up for the day.