Very cool in the small car park at Bennett Cross. Down to the old tin mine workings at Vitifer Mine and Golden Dagger Mine. These were operational from 1860 to 1914. There are many old gullies and girts. In the remains of one of the old cottage is this cross. Placed in memory of Beatrice Warn who died in October 2010. She was born in 1913 and lived her childhood in the cottage.
Then out onto Challacombe Down to follow the path around to the Medieval Village of Challacombe and then back towards Headland Warren Farm....
....to see if the the monkey puzzle tree referred to in Hemery's book (published in 1937 was still there). First we found this relatively new monkey puzzle tree and then we saw the original.
From here we took an indirect route up through the heather to Birch Tor (61) before returning to the cars and the Warren House Inn.
Walking Irving, Mike, Keith, Sue, Liz, Jon, Pete, Ann