Monday, 23 October 2017

Dartmoor: Bee Tor (with kind permission)

Bee Tor
Bee Tor

It wasn't my intention, but Bee Tor was to be the last tor to bag on the Social Hiking list. I had written to the landowner a couple of months ago but not heard back, so I mustered up the confidence to drive by and knock on the door.

Dartmoor: Forbidden Bel Tor

Bel Tor
Bel Tor

After Vixen, Bel Tor, sat so close to a car park bearing its name, is probably the most well known forbidden outcrop on Dartmoor. It has been closed to the public for over 25 years now.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Dartmoor: Ausewell Woods (with kind permission)

Private Woodland
Contact details for Buckland Woods (not Ausewell Woods)

I had been waiting about six months for the chance to access Ausewell Woods. Forestry works and birds nesting meant the woods were out of bounds for the summer, but now I had the chance to explore.

Dartmoor: Hidden Tors and Rocks of Bearacleave and Stonelands


Bearacleave Wood
Bearacleave Wood

To write a blog post about the hidden tors within Bearacleave Woods and the neighbouring Stonelands Waste is a tall order, in that there is such an abundance it can spin your head keeping track of each outcrop. For this piece, I have concentrated on the more prominent and will no doubt be back to explore further. I'll also add that, being in woodland, some of the GPS grid references provided in this post may be out slightly.