Branscombe’s Loaf Wild Camp (in pictures)

Back in October 2020, I met up with Jason and Jon for a Friday night out on Corn Ridge, I arrived about an hour earlier and set up then enjoyed the views and shifting light across the high moor. Branscombe’s Loaf is an ideal setting to do this.

Unfortunately, my tent, the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 turned out to be shocking in even the lightest of gusts, and when the wind moved side on it buckled and collapsed on the exposed corner in the early hours. Given the time, we packed up and returned to the cars before light but I managed to get a few shots of the evening before.

Old quarry, Vellake
Old quarry, Vellake
Abandoned Millstone below Corn Ridge
Abandoned millstone below Corn Ridge
Vellake Corner and Meldon Reservoir beyond.
Vellake Corner and Meldon Reservoir beyond
Shelstone Tor
Shelstone Tor
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 on Corn Ridge
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 on Corn Ridge
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 on Corn Ridge
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 on Corn Ridge
West Mill Tor
West Mill Tor
Great Links Tor
Great Links Tor
West Mill Tor
West Mill Tor
Great Links Tor from Corn Ridge
Great Links Tor from Corn Ridge
Branscombe's Loaf
Branscombe’s Loaf
Branscombe's Loaf
Branscombe’s Loaf
Wheatear on Corn Ridge
Wheatear on Corn Ridge
Jon and Jason set up on Corn Ridge
Jon and Jason set up on Corn Ridge
Sunset from Corn Ridge
Sunset from Corn Ridge

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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