Dartmoor: Forest Boundary for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Day 2
|Clapper bridge near Wallabrook Foot|
|Boundary Mark #10: Wallabrokesfote - Wallabrook Foot, confluence with the East Dart (SX 67208 74708)|
|Boundary Mark #11: Dertam Usque Dertam - Dartmeet (SX 67190 73105)|
|The O Brook|
|Boundary Mark #13: La Dryeworkesfote - Drylake Foot (SX 66060 71008)|
Once out of the gully, and across the Sandy Way, the going gets no easier with a featureless landscape of long grass. From the O Brook it is two kilometres of ascent on no path to the summit of Ryders Hill. Navigation is tricky and I can recall why I wasn't prepared to do this leg all those many years ago, when the weather was horrendous.
|Boundary Mark #15: Battyshull - Ryders Hil (SX 65970 69063)|
|Boundary Mark #16: Wester Wellabrokeshede - Wellabrook Head (SX 66535 68355)|
|Boundary Mark #18: Ester Whyteburghe - Eastern Whittabarrow (SX 66538 651770)|
|Western White Barrow and Petre's Cross|
|Boundary Mark #19: La Redelakesfote - Redlake Foot|
We weaved our way through Erme Pits, passing Boundary Mark #20: Grymsgrove - Erme Head Ford (SX 62143 66868), in search of the Abbots Way that would lead us to Broad Rock.
|Little Gnats Head|
|Lower Hartor Tor|
|Higher Hartor Tor|
|Boundary Mark #21: Elysburghe - Eylesbarrow (SX 59963 68598)|
|Boundary Mark #22: Crucem Sywardi - Syward's Cross (SX 60163 69918)|
|Boundary Mark #23: Ysfother - South Hessary Tor (SX 59730 72366)|
We were out on our feet. The thought of a march of a greater distance tomorrow was a real concern, especially as Jim's issue with his leg was getting worse. He decided he would wait to see how it felt after a nights sleep. Add to that the weather forecast was about to take a turn for the worst. A decision had to be made.
To be continued....