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.
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”
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 offContinue reading “Dartmoor: Steeperton Tor Wildcamp (in pictures)”
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”
Awoke early but in no mood to stir from my tent. As suspected yesterday, I had definitely made an error of judgement in thinking that summer had arrived and the one season sleeping bag would suffice, and it made for an uncomfortable night. Outside, the clag had descended on Princetown, but rather than bemoan theContinue reading “Dartmoor: Belstone to Okement Hill”