Medium, 9 km / 5.6 miles, 50 m total ascent
This walk does not enter any of the Military Firing Ranges.
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Start/ Finish: Venford Reservoir West Car Park (SX 685 712) Walk Format: Single Day Circular
Walk Theme: Boundary
This walk ‘collects’ the 52 Paignton and Urban District Council (PUDC) Water Works Boundary Marker Stones of Venford Reservoir. They are inscribed PUDC on one side and RD/H on the other. RD/H stands for ‘Richard Dawson, Holne’, from whom Paignton Water Works purchased 700 acres of Holne Moor, paying £11 per acre. The reservoir was constructed in 1907 to supply water to the Paignton areas. The Engineer was Fred William Vanstone and the Contractors were Hawking & Best, Teignmouth. The Reservoir was opened by F. Layland-Barratt Esq. M.P. on June 26th 1907. It was a Wednesday.
|1. Venford Car Park||2. Boundary Stones Nos.1-7||3. Boundary Stones Nos.7-11||4. Boundary Stones Nos.11-16||5. Boundary Stones Nos.16-22|
|6. Boundary Stones Nos.22-31||7. Boundary Stones Nos.31-36||8. Boundary Stones Nos.36-43||9. Boundary Stones Nos.43-48||10. Boundary Stones Nos.48-51|
|11. Boundary Stone No.52||12. Venford Car Park|
Blog article describing my ‘PUDC Adventure’ – coming soon!!
GPX Track Download:
Venford Reservoir PUDC/RDH Boundary Stone GPX Track (not yet available).
Reference: Many thanks to Dave Hamnett for providing the original grid references for all of the Venford Reservoir PUDC/RDH Guide Stones.