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Drake's Trail - Walking Spur 4 - Tavistock to Crowndale


5 km / 3 miles
One of a series of short walking routes linking into Drake's Trail. Sir Francis Drake was reputed to be born at Crowndale Farm in around 1540. It is difficult to be exact about this as only deaths were officially registered in the mid 16 century. Young Francis began his seafaring career at the age of 13 and became the owner of his first commercial vessel at the age of 20. The farm that you can see at Crowndale now is not the building that Drake would have known. The original farm was demolished and the stone was carried north to be used in Lewtrenchard.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SX481744 - Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Drake's Trail

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External download Drake's Trail - Walking Spur 4 - Tavistock to Crowndale  (Devon County Council  - 2009 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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OS Landranger 191, 201
OS Landranger Active 191, 201
OS Explorer 28, 108
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Route Profile:

4.8 km (3.0 miles)
53 m (174 ft) ascent
93 m (305 ft)  maximum height

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