All around Nun’s Cross

We took advantage of a glorious spring day to get out for our first visit to Nun’s Cross before heading over to Plym Ford and back via Eylesbarrow. The views across Fox Tor mires to the distant North Dartmoor hills are fantastic on this route although it helps to have a bit of blue in the sky!

Start – Roadside car park near Peat Cot
Route – Peat Cot – Nun’s Cross FarmNorthmore’s Cross – Abbot’s Way – Plym Ford – EylesbarrowDevonport Leat Cross – Peat Cot
Distance – 5 miles     Start time – 11.30am     Time taken – 3 1/4 hrs    Highest Point – Abbot’s Way 450m
Weather – Very sunny, warm for April
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Looking back in the direction of the car, the road takes you back to Princetown.

Looking back in the direction of the car, the road takes you back to Princetown.

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Fox Tor Mires, we were heading up the hill to the right

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Fox Tor mires on the right, with Devonport Leat and Whiteworks in the trees behind

 

Nun's Cross Farm

Nun’s Cross Farm

Looking back to the farm as we head up towards Northmore's cross

Looking back to the farm as we head up towards Northmore’s cross

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Lovely place to be

 

From Northmore's cross looking back down to Nun's Cross Farm

From Northmore’s cross looking back down to Nun’s Cross Farm

The tiny Northmore's Cross

The tiny Northmore’s Cross

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Looking to Plym Head from the Abbot’s Way

 

Heading for Plym Ford on the Abbot's Way

Heading for Plym Ford on the Abbot’s Way

Plym Ford

Plym Ford, the Abbots Way crosses here

Tin mine workings near to Eylesbarrow

Tin mine workings near to Eylesbarrow

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Looking to Plymouth Sound, the flat topped hill in front is the Lee Moor Clay mine

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Heading back to Nun’s cross, here looking back to Plymouth Sound

 

Devonport Leat with Sharpitor in the distance right

Devonport Leat with Sharpitor in the distance right

Devonport Leat Cross

Devonport Leat Cross

Heading back to the car with a glimpse of Burrator with Sheeps Tor to the left.

Heading back to the car with a glimpse of Burrator with Sheeps Tor to the left.