Met up with Tim on Christmas Eve for a walk from Shapley Common to Meldon Hill. Tim wanted to take photos of the rock basins on the many outcrops on the hill and I just fancied the ramble. We’d also visit Grubby Close Tor and Jurston Rocks.
A walk out to Wild Tor with my friend Suzanne via Taw Common, Flock o’ Sheep Rocks and the cross on Big Whit Hill, returning via Steeperton Tor and the magnificent Belstone Ridge.
After being sorely disappointed with the fragility of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, I went in search of something sturdier and spacious, and the Hilleberg Nallo 2 fitted the bill. I met up with Jon Britton, who I hadn’t seen for a few years, and we went for a short wander from Belstone toContinue reading “Rowtor Wild Camp”
Anyone who happens to read my ramblings will notice that the posts had dried up over the past four months. Fear not, I am still alive and very well! My attention to the blog has been remiss as I have been embroiled and a little overwhelmed by a special project that has now reached itsContinue reading “Introducing Tors of Dartmoor”
On my previous walk, with Max Piper, I spotted, from the road between Kennick Reservoir and Laployd, a possible undocumented outcrop in the plantation above the hamlet of Smithacott. It looked like recent tree felling had brought this one back from obscurity and I was eager to visit at the first opportunity. Back home, IContinue reading “Dartmoor: Shillyrock or William Crossings’ “Druid’s Altar””
The following blog post is the culmination of two consecutive weekends on Blackadon Down. I felt the wealth of granite found on my solo visit merited a return with Tim Jenkinson, to verify the outcrops I had found. Also present, my friend Matthew King had the chance to experience these previously undocumented tors. Parked upContinue reading “Dartmoor: The Tors and Rocks of Blackadon Down”
Having had a friendly encounter with the owner of Was Tor a few weeks back I was in a positive mind that approaching landowners to ask for access permission might not result in a flat “No!” every time. When the majority of tors and rocks that remain on my list are buried deep within privateContinue reading “Dartmoor: Holne Chase (with kind permission)”
I arrived an hour before opening time for Lydford Gorge, parking at the White Lady Waterfalls car park, with the intention of trying to find the owner of Was Tor before I turned my attention to the gorge. Please note this small outcrop lies on private land with horses and permission should always be sought.Continue reading “Dartmoor: Was Tor”
This was proving to be a cracking day for a walk. Continuing on from part one, we were making good time on the Burrator Perambulation in aid of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Plymouth). Having passed the cut off point of Cramber Tor an hour and ten minutes before the deadline, the pressure to catchContinue reading “The Burrator Perambulation PT.2”