Sunday 24th February The Walkhampton Plaques

A bitterly cold day with the temperature only just above freezing.  One of the benefits of this is that the mud which seems to have been around for months has been freeze dried.  This make for a pleasant change - it is firm underfoot again!  I started in Walkhampton to visit the mysterious plaques around the village.

Past the Walkhampton Inn and up the footpath that takes you to the church.

As you approach the church a plaque can be seen on on the wall...

...and this is what it says....

I went past the church and followed the footpath through several fields...

...before joining the green lane which leads to....


...the open moor.

I turned right at the gate, went up the hill to the railway line where there is a wooden bridge going over a little stream....

...under the bridge is...

...the next one.

I then followed the railway line back to the Yelverton/Princetown road.  After a while on the left at the bottom of the wall is the next - near bottom left in this photo....


...and this is the view from that spot.

From here I followed the railway track to Peek Hill and then took the road down to Black Brook and returned along the footpath to Walkhampton.

I went through the village and along the road towards Yelverton. Just after the village sign for 'Walkhampton' is this plaque through the gate. 


So that is where four of the plaques are - they have been here for a while and no one seems to know who put them up. All of them have a number on them. The last has the number '5' on it and this suggests that there is another one somewhere - the one numbered '3'.... if you are reading this and you know where it is please leave a comment with the location.  Of course, it is more than possible that number '3' does not exist and this is just some sort of ruse on the part of the person putting them up to keep you looking!

With thanks to my friend Bud who originally showed me where these were.

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