This walk incorporates Barn Hill, Feather Tor, Grimstone & Storridge Leat, Vixon Tor (sketch
This walk involves visiting only a few features but with a continuously changing scenery it is pleasant and amenable for all, with no steep hills. The walk is well bounded and the features easy to find and follow, however on the south side of Barn Hill the undergrowth can be quite thick. Never really venturing far from civilisation the full beauty of the Moors offerings can still be found. The walk has loads for the youngsters to explore with Leats to step or jump across and friendly rocks to scramble on or hide behind. Not a lot more than a wet boot will spoil the walk. Taking the scenery from the Car Park, the activities to be explored are not at all obvious with Barn Hill obscuring all that lays ahead. Enjoy the gentle stroll to the top of Barn hill and the journey can be mapped out ahead of you.
Weather: A cold North Easterly drove across dartmoor but the weather was crisp and looked to stay dry. Although the wind was cold we were able to find shelter at rock points along the way. Route: The advantage of following the Leat and disused Tin Workings meant that most of the walk was relatively sheltered after the initial climb of Barn Hill; The enjoyment came the moment that the children saw the frozen spring and slow moving icy Leat. Noticeable event: Our first frozen day on Dartmoor (23-02-05). Group: 1 adults and 2 children under 7. Distance: 3 km.