Friday, 1 January 2021

Dartmoor: East Hill Views - New Years Day 2021

Cleave Tor
Cleave Tor

Up late, time to clear the head and wander up to East Hill from home, adhering to COVID Tier 3 guidelines to stay local. This is always a fine walk with views south to the high moor and north over Okehampton and further to Exmoor, but made particularly special after a dusting of snow.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Dartmoor: Steward Woods

Steward Wood Rocks (upper) and Paul Rendell
Steward Wood Rocks (upper) and Paul Rendell

 A chance, before Tier 3 kicked in, to meet up in Moretonhampstead with Max, Tim and Dartmoor guide Paul Rendell, who had got us permission to explore Steward Wood and Wray Cleave Wood.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Dartmoor - Meldon Hill from Shapley Common

Meldon Hill Trig
Meldon Hill Trig

 Met up with Tim on Christmas Eve for a walk from Shapley Common to Meldon Hill. Tim wanted to take photos of the rock basins on the many outcrops on the hill and I just fancied the ramble. We'd also visit Grubby Close Tor and Jurston Rocks.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Branscombe's Loaf Wild Camp (in pictures)

Sunset from Corn Ridge, looking to Bodmin Moor
Sunset from Corn Ridge, looking to Bodmin Moor

Back in October 2020, I met up with Jason and Jon for a Friday night out on Corn Ridge, I arrived about an hour earlier and set up then enjoyed the views and shifting light across the high moor. Branscombe's Loaf is an ideal setting to do this.

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Rowtor Wild Camp

Hilleberg Nallo 2 on Rowtor
Hilleberg Nallo 2 on Rowtor

After being sorely disappointed with the fragility of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, I went in search of something sturdier and spacious, and the Hilleberg Nallo 2 fitted the bill. I met up with Jon Britton, who I hadn't seen for a few years, and we went for a short wander from Belstone to Rowtor, via Oke Tor.