Friday, 29 August 2014

Dartmoor: The Tors east of Peter Tavy

Little Combe Tor
Little Combe Tor
Familiar ground today, with the added spice of taking more time to stop and really appreciate the surroundings. What I am learning from this Tor Bagging malarkey is that it isn't all about tick lists and targets; it slows your pace, encourages you to explore, introduces you to a greater awareness of the environment, and strengthens the passion you have for the place you are walking in.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dartmoor: another Sheeps Tor wildcamp

Stone row and circle above Newlycombe Lake, looking to Hingston Hill
Stone row above Newlycombe Lake, looking to Hingston Hill
Continuing our adventures after our morning stroll (my previous post HERE), we left Princetown early afternoon. Our destination was to be Sheeps Tor for a wild camp. Time would tell how we fared, as the weather was looking ominous; a reliable prediction of a soggy conclusion to the day hanging over us!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Dartmoor: a busy morning; a stroll, Active Summer, and the Dartmoor Timelapse Film

Little King's Tor
Rich Flint on Little King's Tor
My weekend was pretty much going to be the usual smash and grab on the South-West, sandwiched between the drive to and from London. What I didn't expect was that, on Thursday night, when in a tweet to @FlintyRich, I extended an offer to join me on Dartmoor, the said offer would be taken up! 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Dartmoor: a sweltering tor bagging, wild camping, social hiking field test

Climbing up to Lower Leather Tor
Up through the ferns to Lower Leather Tor
This weekend was to be an exciting one for me. This trip was the culmination of my collating Dartmoor Tor related data from various sources, and the masterful work of +Phil Sorrell, creator of, moulding it into a valuable tool for both Social Hikers and Tor Baggers! This weekend, in addition to a wild camp on Pew Tor, we were going to give this, soon to be released, addition to the site a field test!