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Moretonhampstead – a walk around Trenchard & Tottiford Reservoirs

This is a 3 mile fairly easy walk around the two reservoirs Trenchard & Tottiford, although just to say that at times the path is a little rough. The reservoirs lie in high ground just east of Moretonhampstead. Make sure you bring a picnic with you for a well earned rest at the end of your walk.

Park up at the main car park for Trenchford Reservoir and begin your walk. There is a small picnic area here, which is something to look forward to at the finish.

After parking, walk to the right with the reservoir on your left. You will find that a short path connects the car park with a tarmac lane. Continue along this lane making sure you pass over the dam to Trenchford. You will reach a road junction. Bear to the left at the junction and walk between the two reservoirs.

Once you have reached the other side of the water, make sure you take the path on your right. Follow on this path, with the reservoir now on your right.

Continue around Tottiford Reservoir crossing in by the bridge and causeway. Once on the other side of the reservoir, bear to the right and continue to the road. Once again bear to the right along the road between the two reservoirs. This time bear left on the other side of the water. You will find that this path leads you all the way round Trenchford Reservoir and back to where you started from.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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