Dartmoor: A rummage around Canonteign Down
We met up at a car park near Tottiford Reservoir, taking the road to Shuttimoor Farm. As we progressed along the lane I noticed a large outcrop in the field to our right, as we descended to the farm. It surprised us, given it was obvious and neither had seen mention of it. From the other side of the valley, just behind the farm, we managed to get a good view of it.
|Spying a new outcrop near Shuttamoor Farm.|
|Zoom shot of Shuttamoor Rock|
Buoyed by this find, we continued up the lane, to the entrance of the plantation on Barton Down. Immediately, we could see this woodland was popular with mountain bikers, their numerous steep trails aiding our descent of the valley side into a section called "Fleetwood Plantation".
Upon reaching the grid reference of the supposed exposed rock (SX 8298 8253), we were disappointed.
|Sometimes we are left disappointed.|
|Small quarry near the grid ref.|
|Leat in Birch Cleave Wood|
|Leat in Birchwood Cleave Wood|
|Shuttamoor Rock from Open Access Land|