Ford Village and Ford Moss – Oct 2020


Date: 3rd October 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (length)

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Ford Village & Ford Moss

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This is a lovely walk around Ford Village & Ford Moss, also taking in Roughting Linn waterfall.  We start in Ford Village and set off through Fordhill wood.  Then we head across some fields and down a hill towards Blackcrag Wood.  From here we follow a path across another field and up to Ford Moss.

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Ford Moss

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Ford Moss extends over about 150 acres on top of a hill  overlooking the surrounding area.  Since 1968 it has been a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In 2000 it was further classified by the European Union as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The Moss itself is dangerous to walk on, but there is a 2 mile path around it, giving excellent views of the surrounding countryside as well as the Moss itself.

Roughting Linn

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We will also go out past Goats Crag Hill, to the waterfall at Roughting Linn.  If we can find them we can also see the rock art in the Roughting Linn area.

Back to Ford

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We will return back to Ford Moss and then take a different route back to the village.  If we are lucky, we will see the Exmoor ponies, that live on the nature reserve.  They are wild but are used to people and will approach them, probably because they think they’ll get an apple.

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As well as the ponies, we will pass Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre.  Often there are heavy horses in the adjacent fields and it allows you to see the size of these magnificent beasts.

After returning to the start, we will take advantage of one of the tea shops close by.

Hope to see you there.

Julie and Martin x

Gallery – Ford Village and Ford Moss

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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: TD15 2QA
OS Grid Reference: NT 94945 37610
Parking: There is a large area right at the start of the walk that has no parking restrictions.