This is a lovely walk that takes in ancient lanes, a rare kind of Tor, a deserted railway line and the Merrivale Stone Rows. There is a bit of something for everyone on this 5-mile walk and you can top it off with a drink or food at the Dartmoor Inn. Duration: 2 ½ hours.
Start at the entrance to Hillside and follow the path, closing gates and keeping dogs on a lead, until you pass through Longash Farm.
Soon after this you start to follow an ancient track into impressive woodland. Hucken Tor is a rare type of tor given that it is surrounded by trees, rather than standing high on a windy summit.
From here, continue on the sunken path until it comes out at Daveytown. Follow the road through Withill until you come to a crossroad.
Take the left fork until you come to open moorland. Walk up the track until you reach the old railway line that skirts around King’s Tor. Bear left at a track that takes you back towards Merrivale Stone Row. Be careful as the ground under foot here can often be boggy and wet.
Explore the Stone Rows before descending back toward the car.