Dartmoor: Bellever Forest and a stepping stone too far.
I passed numerous coaches and mini buses off loading their teenage cargo; heavily laden kids sent out into the murk as part of their ten tors training, whilst their teachers sauntered off for a leisurely bite and a brew at the Fox Tor Cafe, in Princetown. When I arrived about 10am, there were plenty who had beaten me to the best of the tables.
I checked into the bunkhouse after breakfast, then carefully drove through the fog to Postbridge. With conditions as they were, I didn't think it wise to wander too far onto the open moor alone, and chose a route south to Bellever Tor, and Dunnabridge Pound, with a long term plan of creating a circular route encompassing part of the Two Moors Way near Babeny.
|Easily followed track to Bellever Tor|
|I took the right path!|
|The fog gets worse!|
|Bellever Tor emerges from the fog|
|The trig on Bellever Tor|
|Gate to Dunnabridge|
|Laughter Hole Stepping Stones|
|Bellever Forest and the East Dart|
|The East Dart|