Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

This walk is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. It crosses remote, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's south moor with Avon Head Mires, Fishlake Mire and Ryder's Mire in the shallow valley to the west. It takes in the highest point on the south moor and the wonderfully named barrow Heap of Sinners. We'd recommend completing it after a period of dry weather or when the moor has frozen over. Conversely, avoid after a period of heavy rain. The walk is a nice way of experiencing remote moorland which is why we include it on this site.

Start from the car parking area at Combestone Tor west of Venford Reservoir. This is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Walk across the moor to Ryder's Hill with its distinctive trig point.

From Ryder's Hill, tracks run south through moorland grass to Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners. Head east and cross the ford on Western Wella Brook before climbing to Pupers Hill. Continue to Snowdon and then Ryder's Hill and its trig point. Descend to the car parking area at Combestone Tor.

Note that even after a spell of dry weather, the stretch of moorland is boggy between Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners. This is remote moorland so it comes with the terrain.