Dartmoor: Steeperton Tor Wildcamp (in pictures)

I was sat in the Fox Tor Cafe in Princetown about 11:00 am, and outside it was 27 degrees Celsius with wall to wall sunshine. I had time to kill, I was in no hurry to venture out. The heat wave was no time to push myself too far, which meant if I set off early, I would make camp early afternoon and spend a long day chasing shadows around a tor to stay cool.

I decided on Belstone village, on the northern boundary of the national park, as the place to leave the car, and it was around one in the afternoon when I stepped out onto the moor to camp on the summit of Steeperton Tor, by the army hut. It proved to be a wonderful night!

Steeperton Tor. Hilleberg Akto.
Steeperton Tor. Hilleberg Akto
Steeperton Tor. Sunset.
Crowds gather for a Steeperton Tor sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Early light on Steeperton Tor
Early light on Steeperton Tor
Early morning mist over Taw Marsh
Early morning mist over Taw Marsh
Sunrise
Sunrise
Cosdon HIll
Cosdon

Published by Moorland Walker

Paul is a backpacker, tor bagger, Bibbulmun Track End to Ender and West Ham supporter. He moved down from London to live in Okehampton in 2016, after realising he was spending most of his weekends on Dartmoor and it just made sense to make it permanent!

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