Mid-Dartmoor Walk through Laughter Tor and Huccaby Tor

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This is a fairly easy walk through Laughter Tor and Huccaby Tor, although it does feature a little bit of marsh. The total distance is roughly 4.5 miles in length, so quite a bit shorter than last week’s walk.

This walk kicks off from a car park on the right hand side of the road just before Dunnabridge Pound Farm, halfway between Two Bridges and Dartmeet. On the right of the car park follow a small path which takes you towards the farm.

If you fancy a bit of sightseeing, head left just before you reach a cattlegrid to see the ‘Judge’s Chair’, a stone monument. Afterwards, head back and find a footpath to take you to the left of the farm, with views across Bellever Tor as you pass.

Eventually you’ll pass through a gate. Keep going until you reach another gate, but this time head left on a small path, following the wall up towards Laughter Tor. Once you’ve had a chance to look around, head past the standing stone and through an animal enclosure and onto a south-facing path.

Following this path will take you towards Huccaby Tor, which at the beginning of the 20th century hosted the Huccaby Races. From here you can either turn around and re-trace the same route to reach the car park, or you can simply follow the main road itself.

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Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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