Longaford Tor and the West Dart Weir

I’d been wanting to do this walk for a while so despite the dreary start to the weather we set off from Two Bridges heading for Crocken Tor and along the ridge to Longaford Tor before dropping to the West Dart Weir and back along the Devonport Leat. its a fantastic walk not too difficult but long enough to feel that you have had a decent stroll, deserving of a pint in the Two Bridges Hotel!!

Start – Two Bridges
Route – Two Bridges – Crockern TorLittaford TorLittle Bee TorLongaford TorWest Dart WeirDevonport Leat – Beardown Farm – Two Bridges
Distance – 5 miles     Start time – 10.45am     Time taken – 3 1/2 hrs    Highest Point – Longaford Tor 507m
Weather – Damp and dreary to start, clear up with plenty of sun still cool though
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

looking back at the Two Bridges hotel from the car park

looking back at the Two Bridges hotel from the car park

Climbing the side of Crocken Tor and looking at a rather gloomy Longaford Tor

Climbing the side of Crocken Tor and looking at a rather gloomy Longaford Tor

Longaford Tor 3

From Crocken Tor looking south

 

Looking back at Crocken Tor

Looking back at Crocken Tor

Well what's that! Sun on Beardown Tor

Well what’s that! Sun on Beardown Tor

Heading for Longaford Tor

Heading for Longaford Tor

Looking through the gateway across to Bellever Tor

Looking through the gateway across to Bellever Tor

Zooming in a bit on the Powdermills

Zooming in a bit on the Powdermills

Longaford Tor 9

A bit of lunch on Littaford Tor looking down along the West Dart Valley

Longaford Tor 10

Really brightened up now, looking across to Beardown Tor, with the West Dart and the weir below

 

Looking to Higher White Tor from the summit

Looking to Higher White Tor from the summit

Longaford Tor 12

From Longaford Tor summit looking back to Littaford Tor left and the West Dart valley

 

Longaford Tor

Longaford Tor

Heading for West Dart Weir

Heading for West Dart Weir

Longaford Tor 15

The West Dart winding its way towards Two Bridges

 

The West Dart Weir

The West Dart Weir

From the weir looking back up at Longaford Tor

From the weir looking back up at Longaford Tor

Here the Devonport Leat splits away from the West Dart river

Here the Devonport Leat splits away from the West Dart river

Looking from the leat across to Wistman's Wood below Longaford Tor

Looking from the leat across to Wistman’s Wood below Longaford Tor

Back at Two Bridges

Back at Two Bridges