Dartmoor: a north to south traverse

Conditions looking favourable, I hurried down to Dartmoor on Saturday morning, to make the most of the weather. No less than five hours after leaving London, I was dropped off at Belstone, by my parents, and marching out onto the north moor with the sole purpose of doing a two day north to south traverse.Continue reading “Dartmoor: a north to south traverse”

Dartmoor: Belstone to Hangingstone Hill

A couple of days thawing out at Base Camp (aka “mum’s”), in Halwill Junction, and it was time to venture out onto the moors again. This little route is a particular favourite of mine; a circuit of the ridge above Taw Marsh and the valley. On this occasion I added an extension to Hangingstone HillContinue reading “Dartmoor: Belstone to Hangingstone Hill”

The Whitehorse Hill Cist and death on the moor!

Now, the other day I came across a highly entertaining blog called “Two Blondes Walking” and one particular post mentioned a book called Dartmoor 365, by John Howard. Remembering I had a copy on my shelf, I took it down and started browsing. The area of Dartmoor is 365 square miles, and the author cleverlyContinue reading “The Whitehorse Hill Cist and death on the moor!”