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Magdalen Court School
Victoria Park Road

Tel: 01392-49 49 19
Fax: 0870-7051-321


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The Abbot's Way

Youth Office
Tavistock College
Crowndale Road
PL19 8DD

The Abbot's Way runs across the southern part of the moor.
They think the route was used by tradsmen, rather than monks, traveling between the two market towns..
It's quite a challenging route, as there is no well defined path or route marks.
Originally stone crosses & marking stones would have marked the route, but only a few of these now remain.
The route starts at Cross Furzes, near Buckfast Abbey.

Organised by:
West Devon Youth Network

Tavistock Adventure Group


Route: (2003)                                          Time  Distance
Buckfast Abbey                        742673                
Cross Roads                               732673    0:20    1.4k
Cross Furzes                              700667    0:08    2.9k              Check Point / Exit
Huntingdon Cross                    663662     1:04    4.3k              Check Point
Crossways                                  647659    1:21    3.8k             Check Point / Exit
Broad Rock                                 618673    0:48    3.0k             Check Point
Nuns Cross                                606698    1:00    3.7k
Peat Cott                                     603710    0:21    1.4k             Check Point / Exit           First Aid Post
Princetown Primary School     (not part of the route)                                                       First Aid Post
Lower South Hessary              592732    0:36    2.4k             Check Point / Exit
North Hessary Tor                   579742    0:38    1.8k             Check Point / Exit
Merrivale                                    553750    0:47    3.1k             Check Point / Exit          4:30pm check point close            First Aid Post
Feather Tor Cross                     535743    0:34    2.1k
Moortown                                  527739    0:12    0.8k             DRC Monitor Point
Whitchurch Down                    506736    0:40    2.2k             Check Point / Exit             6pm check point close
Whitchurch Down Cross         493738    0:23    1.5k
Tavistock College                     475736    0:26    1.7k                  Finish    
                      7pm check point close                 First Aid Post

Click on this link or the map below for a detailed 1:25000 route map across the moor.

Magdalen Court School Abbot's Way

Last Updated: Tue 20-Dec-2011 11:22 AM