Dartmoor: The Tors near Lee Moor
|Rich and I on Blackalder Tor|
With our trip around Ditsworthy Warren and a wildcamp complete, Matt (@hillplodder), Rich (@FlintyRich) and I jumped back in the car and started off to visit some more tors in the area before the bad weather set in. We stopped off at the quarry car park near Burrator first so Matthew could bag Claig Tor, then drove over to the village of Lee Moor for a short walk.
We needn't have worried about the weather, as it was turning into a gorgeous warm sunny day. Heading west out of the village on a bridleway, we were soon walking on a good path with an old oak woodland to our right. We immediately noticed the unnatural green hills behind, evidence of earth being dumped from the clay works to our north, but reclaimed by nature. It did make for an odd landscape.
Within the woodland, we spied a tor, which we took to be Blackalder. The steep slope off the track, and the density of the trees deterred us from trying to reach it, so we walked further to where the oaks were replaced by bracken, and the way seemed more achievable.
|Collard Tor or not?|
|Collard Tor from above?|
|Saddlesborough Trig Point|
I was soon back with them to confirm there was nothing of note where I had been, so another one to be adjusted on the Social Hiking Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor listings.