Princetown Disabled Ramble Audio Download

Princetown Disabled Ramble - Audio Download

Tramper approaching Sweltor Quarry

The Princetown Disabled Ramble has been recorded specifically for tramper vehicles (electric all-terrain buggies) and offers either
1. A 9.4 mile (15 km) return route, which starts from  the High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown and follows the disused railway line to see remains of the granite quarries at Kings Tor, Swelltor and Ingra Tor. Or,
2. An alternative 5.6 mile (9 km) linear route which follows the same directions, but continues on past Ingra Tor Quarry to a bridlepath which connects with the car park on the B3212 and is ideal if you can arrange a lift back to Princetown. 

The Disabled Ramble is divided into tracks which you can then play when you reach each stopping point, plus there is some good advice from Tony Gould, our tramper user. The grading for the route is based on the definitions used by the Disabled Ramblers. (external website, opens in a new window)

Please use the links below to download the whole audio walk or alternatively individual tracks.

All downloads are in mp3 format and can be played using any audio player such as iTunes, Windows Media Player or Real Player. Left-click on the links to listen to the audio straight away, or download it onto your computer by right clicking the image and selecting 'save target as....'.

As an added bonus, the accompanying music on the soundtrack - “Poor Man’s Heaven” - is courtesy of local Dartmoor folk musician, Seth Lakeman (reproduced by kind permission of Seth Lakeman and EMI).

Grading description for route

(Source: Disabled Ramblers. (external website, opens in a new window))

Category 1
Implies generally high quality surfaces along the route.  The surfaces will be for the most part, smooth and all-weather.  This means tarmac or good quality crushed stone will predominate.  However, there may occasionally be short stretches of rougher path and some seasonal surfaces, such as grass or compressed earth.  The path will be adequately wide with a normal standard of 1.5m, though “pinch points” may occur, for example through gates.  Cross slopes will be normally very small (up to 1 in 12).

Category 2
Generally good surfaces, but allow for longer stretches of stony going (stones up to 40mm), beaten earth or grass track-way.  The path will be adequately wide, generally of the order of 1.5m, though a number of narrow stretches down to 1.2m may be present as well as “pinch points” through gates etc.  Small steps, not bigger than 40mm may be encountered.  Cross slopes will generally be very small, but sections involving cambers, say up to 1 in 8 may occur for short stretches. Small stretches of soft going or involving ruts (up to 40mm) will occasionally be encountered, but usually these may be bypassed.
Hills will generally be no more than 1 in 10, with occasional steeper stretches up to 1 in 8. 

Category 3
Longer stretches of rough going with side slopes and some ruts (max depth 100mm).  The paths may well be stony tracks with quite large stones (some stones max 100mm), or there may be very wet and soft sections.  Occasional steps up to 100mm may be encountered.  Cambers may also be correspondingly steeper, sometimes in excess of 1 in 8. 
Hills may be long and steep, with some stretches even up to 1 in 5 or very occasionally, 1 in 4. 

Category 4
Covers paths and trails outside of the three categories defined above.

Guidance Notes on terrain and audio downloads for Disabled Ramble

Please use the links below to download the whole audio walk or alternatively individual tracks.

All downloads are in mp3 format and can be played using any audio player such as iTunes, Windows Media Player or Real Player. Left-click on the links to listen to the audio straight away, or download it onto your computer by right clicking the image and selecting 'save target as....'

Title
Grade
Links to files
Disabled Ramble Complete Version
Disabled Ramble Audio - Complete (11.5Mb)
Disabled Ramble Map
Disabled Ramble map
Disabled Ramble Transcript
Disabled Ramble Transcript
High Moorland Visitor Centre 1 Track One
Old Railway Station 1 Track Two
Railway Bridge 2 Track Three
King’s Tor Halt 2 Track Four
King’s Tor Quarry 2 Track Five
Swelltor Quarry 2/3 Track Six
Ruined Farm 1/2 Track Seven
Yes Tor Bottom 2/3 Track Eight
Ingra Tor Quarry 2 Track Nine
Car Park B3212
3
Track Ten
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