St Mary the Virgin in Walkhampton, Dartmoor

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Church Lane,
Walkhampton PL20 6JY

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St Mary the Virgin in Walkhampton, Dartmoor

St Mary’s Walkhampton lies half-a-mile north of Walkhampton village on a lofty elevation (700 feet) bordering mysterious and romantic Dartmoor. Occupying an ancient site, it was built long before the village began in the river valley below; hence the unusual distance. Another curious feature is that it faces north-east, the point of sunrise on the longest day, rather than due east. This alignment also points exactly to Gipsy Rock, possibly the meeting place of the Saxon Walkhampton Hundred. Design? Coincidence? A builder‘s error? You decide.

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Rambling and Roaming in Walkhampton

Plymouth – Britain’s Ocean City – Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond. There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth’s many unique areas and districts.
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Buckland Abbey (National Trust)  – the Home of Sir Francis – At Buckland, follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. Discover meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Tavy Valley.