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Dartmoor: Forest Boundary for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Day 4

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It seemed a little strange making my lonely way up the stony lane to Nodden Gate. I had enjoyed the first three days with Jim; tough terrain and big distances, comforting that you have a companion in some of the more remote places and encouragement when the need to dig deep occasionally surfaces. Now, it was just me. Fortunately, this was territory I have trodden many times and I was eager to begin.

Dartmoor: Forest Boundary for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Day 3

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Day 3 of our perambulation of the ancient forest boundary of Dartmoor to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Commission Nepal Earthquake Appeal. If you wish to donate, you still can by visiting our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/DartmoorForestBoundary4Nepal

Dartmoor: Forest Boundary for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Day 2

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Day two of our perambulation of the ancient forest boundary of Dartmoor to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Commission Nepal Earthquake Appeal. If you wish to donate, you still can by visiting our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/DartmoorForestBoundary4Nepal

Dartmoor: Forest Boundary for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Day 1

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With preparations complete, there was little more to do than head for the start of our trek. On Wednesday morning, 27th May 2015, Jim (@jimwonder) and I met up with Jenny How of Visit Dartmoor at Belstone. Jenny was here to wish us well, take a couple of photos of us setting off, and keep promoting our cause on social media to raise valuable funds.

Dartmoor: in search of Buck Tor

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The clag from Sundays walk into Tavy Cleave had gone and I was up early for the drive to rejoin my friends for breakfast at the Fox Tor Cafe, in Princetown. As I drove across the moor, I spotted the three of them hopping atop Rundlestone Tor, before making their way over North Hessary and back into town.

Dartmoor: The Tors of Tavy Cleave

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I woke to a scene of clag that was hardly an incentive to stir from my comfortable bed. The forecast had already persuaded me to pull out of the planned wild camp later that evening; I doubted it would be much of a communal evening with us all ensconced in our respective tents. But I would meet up with the gang to explore the tors above Tavy Cleave.

Dartmoor: The Tors and Rocks near Sittaford Tor Stone Circle

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I had a feeling this was going to be a good week. A bunch of us were all converging on Dartmoor this weekend, with the aim of meeting up for a couple of walks and a wild camp. The week would conclude with myself and Jim (@jimwonder) having a crack at the Perambulation of the Forest Boundary. But before all that, we each spent the Saturday forging our own routes in different parts of the national park.