Dartmoor: Social Hiking Meet - Pt 1
|Bovey Rock Group Photo: Cath (@wellycath), Matthew (@hillplodder), Phil (@daylightgambler), Jim (@jimwonder), Rich (@flintyrich), Rik (@richardhubbuck) and Dean (@dean_read)|
|Bonehill Rocks, looking to Bell Tor and Chinkwell Tor|
|Bonehill Rocks from the ascent to Bell Tor|
We then returned to the main path at Chinkwell Tor, and further to Honeybag Tor, before looking east to Hedge Tor.
On Jim and I's last visit to Hedge Down, we had to traverse a particularly sodden stream and return the same way before picking our way through a mire. On this occasion, we found a gate on the other side of the field, and saved ourselves a good half hour, if not more, of faffing. It wasn't long before we were amongst the granite of Hound Tor, where we had a rest and a bite to eat.
|Lunch at Hound Tor|
|On to Greator Rocks|
|Greator Rocks: a tor bagging traffic jam|
|Crossing Becka Brook|
|Woodland above Becka Brook|
Out of the woodland, we began the ascent to Hole Rock. For me, suffering from a chest infection for the past week, the climb was exhausting, and I was the last to reach the first rocky outcrop on the route. But once there, the gradient got easier and I cracked on to Hole Rock.
|Climbing up to Hole Rock|
|Jim Robinson (@jimwonder) on Emsworthy Rocks|
|Last one today: Approaching Bovey Rock|