Beardown Tor

A day off from work and a good chance to get out and about. Starting from the car park near the Two Bridges hotel we headed for Beardown Tor and Lydford Tor. However the way back via Cowsic Bridge brought with it some issues with very boggy ground, between us and the bridge, luckily we made it across and up to Holming Beam before the walling back to Two Bridges

Start – Two Bridges
Route – Two Bridges – Beardown Farm  – Devonport Leat – Beardown TorLydford TorCowsic Bridge – Holming Beam – Devonport Leat – Two Bridges
Distance – 5 1/2 miles     Start time – 9.45am     Time taken – 5 hrs    Highest Point – Beardown Tor 513m
Weather – Cold but sunny, clouded over towards the end
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Two Bridges

Two Bridges

Above Beardown Farm we reach the Devonport Leat with good views back to the mast at Princetown

Above Beardown Farm we reach the Devonport Leat with good views back to the mast at Princetown

Into the forest following the leat

Into the forest following the leat

Emerging to views to Crocken Tor

Emerging to views to Crocken Tor

Still following Devonport Leat with magnificent views to Littaford Tor right and Longaford Tor left

Still following Devonport Leat with magnificent views to Littaford Tor right and Longaford Tor left

Heading up to Beardown Tor looking across Wistman's Wood to Liitaford Tor with Longaford Tor on the left

Heading up to Beardown Tor looking across Wistman’s Wood to Liitaford Tor with Longaford Tor on the left

Longaford Tor again this time with Higher White Tor behind

Longaford Tor again this time with Higher White Tor behind

Beardown Tor comes into view

Beardown Tor comes into view

North Hessary Tor and the mast from Beardown Tor

North Hessary Tor and the mast from Beardown Tor

Millitary marker post with one of the Beardown Tors

Millitary marker post with one of the Beardown Tors

Lydford Tor with the path ahead

Lydford Tor with the path ahead

Looking across to the other Beardown Tor and the military obs hut. Great Mis Tor in the distance

Looking across to the other Beardown Tor and the military obs hut. Great Mis Tor in the distance

North Hessary tor again

North Hessary Tor again

Looking back to Beardown Tor from Lydford Tor

Looking back to Beardown Tor from Lydford Tor

Heading for Cowsic Bridge, Holming Beam is the wooded area above

Heading for Cowsic Bridge, Holming Beam is the wooded area above

Looking to towards the Head of the Cowsic river

Looking to towards the Head of the Cowsic river

Cowsic river, valley and bridge

Cowsic river, valley and bridge

The head of the Cowsic river catches the sun

The head of the Cowsic river catches the sun

The road away from Holming Beam, a little further along this road we headed down to the left

The road away from Holming Beam, a little further along this road we headed down to the left

Looking back with Beardown and Lydford Tors in view

Looking back with Beardown and Lydford Tors in view

Devonport Leat with Holming Beam on the hill above

Devonport Leat with Holming Beam on the hill above