Puffing Billy track
Distance:7 miles
Advice:The path is fairly level, but you are advised to take sturdy shoes or boots and clothing appropriate for the time of year. If you are going to deviate far from the main track you would also be advised to take a map and compass.
In Brief:This walk is ideal for people of all abilities, and is easy to reach from Plymouth and South Devon. If you are the sort of person intimidated by the moors, the track is an excellent introduction to the southern fringes of Dartmoor.
Start:The walk starts about 1.5 miles outside Ivybridge. Take the B3213 from Ivybridge towards Bittaford. Look out for a factory chimney. Take a left turn immediately after you pass the factory and follow this unmarked lane to the top of the hill.
Points of interest:A welcome bonus comes from the stunning views across South Devon.
More info:Ordnance Suvey Leisure Map 28 (Dartmoor). SX658571
Refreshments:Nearest refreshments are at Bittaford and Ivybridge.
Parking:The lane is a dead end with limited parking spaces at the top.