Please note that, with regret, this blog is now closed and no more posts will be forthcoming. This decision was made so I can concentrate on my role as contributor/webmaster for www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk. There is no immediate plan to remove the existing content so please feel free to enjoy. Thanks for following. Cheers, Paul
Metheral Hill and the Taw Valley
A cracking day, when, as was the case here, the weather is behaving and the ground is dry underfoot.
Parked at Belstone, I visited, in route order: The Cliff and Ivy Tor, in Belstone Cleave, and then up onto the side of Cosdon Hill to reach Ottery Tor. Then, instead of climbing to the beacon, I explored the mid levels of Cosdon Hill and White Hill to Small Brook Ford. Now an ascent of Metheral Hill and down to Steeperton Brook. From the brook, across Taw Marsh and along a good path back to Belstone.
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 its conclusion and I am happy to announce here!
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.
A rambler ascending from Belstone with the intention of reaching the summit of Cosdon, will likely pass a fine granite post close to the boundary wall of Skaigh known as Ska Corner (Grid SX 63307 93312). Closer inspection will reveal the intriguing inscriptions 'SZ1' and 'DC1’.