The origins of Red-a-ven Brook can be found in a small mire nestled east of High Willhays, Dartmoor’s nighest point. Its course heads north between Yes Tor and West Mill Tor, dropping sharply through Redaven Dip, before turning west to meet the West Okement in the disused quarries below Meldon Dam. With a length ofContinue reading “Red-a-ven Brook”
The Moor Brook flows for just under five kilometres from the open moor near Row Tor, meandering passed Okehampton Camp to the charming Halstock Cleave where it then tumbles over countless cascades before reaching its end at the confluence with the East Okement at West Cleave. This video documents the river, where it was possibleContinue reading “Moor Brook”
Up on Ashbury Tor, my local outcrop, late afternoon to try out a new camera, the Insta360 ONE X2 before I head off to Scotland for the Great Glen Way next week. For more on Ashbury Tor visit: Tors of Dartmoor
The law condemns the man or woman Who steals a goose from off a common; But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose. The Devon Evening Express, 27th December 1883 Since 2019 I had been trying to raise awareness of a historical boundary stone that once stood on the eastContinue reading “The South Zeal / Duchy of Cornwall Stones”
Lockdown eased, I drove to Prewley Moor and wandered up the West Okement in the sunshine. I clambered down into Valley of Rocks, had a good look at the landslide near Slipper Stones and then dragged myself back up the hill to Shelstone Tor. Here are the photos of the day.
Up late, time to clear the head and wander up to East Hill from home, adhering to COVID Tier 3 guidelines to stay local. This is always a fine walk with views south to the high moor and north over Okehampton and further to Exmoor, but made particularly special after a dusting of snow.
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.
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 CopperContinue reading “Branscombe’s Loaf Wild Camp (in pictures)”
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.