Down Tor Stone Row

A day off work and a chance to get out for a walk, not too far from home but this is a first visit to the stone row at Down Tor and fine example of its type. Another chance to climb my first ever tor of Down Tor and one of my favourites. Plenty of school groups in the area today one of which was having a picnic by Leather Tor Bridge lets hope they gain an appreciation and love for this place as well.

Start – Norsworthy Bridge
Route – Norsworthy BridgeSnapper TorDown TorDown Tor Stone Row – Older Bridge – Newleycombe CrossLeather Tor Bridge – Norsworthy Bridge
Distance – 5 miles     Start time – 10.15am     Time taken – 3 1/4hrs    Highest Point – Older Bridge 380m
Weather – Started very sunny and quite warm, clouded over by midday
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Leather Tor across the car park

Leather Tor across the car park

Burrator Reservoir from Snapper Tor

Burrator Reservoir from Snapper Tor

You can see the notch on Gutter Tor well from this angle, just like a gutter!

You can see the notch on Gutter Tor well from this angle, just like a gutter!

Down Tor 4

Newleycombe Lake (a stream not a lake) in the valley left, Older Bridge is at the far end

 

North Hessary Tor and the mast from Down Tor

North Hessary Tor and the mast from Down Tor

Burrator from Down Tor

Burrator from Down Tor

Looking back to Down Tor and a small part of Burrator

Looking back to Down Tor and a small part of Burrator

Down Tor Stone Row

Down Tor Stone Row

Stone circle at the far end of Down Tor Stone Row

Stone circle at the far end of Down Tor Stone Row. Sharpitor and Peek Hill far right

At the bottom of Newleycombe Lake with Down Tor ahead

At the bottom of Newleycombe Lake with Down Tor ahead

Looking along the Devonport Leat from near to Older Bridge

Looking along the Devonport Leat from near to Older Bridge

Newleycombe Cross and Burrator

Newleycombe Cross and Burrator

Down Tor left with Sheeps Tor beside Burrator

Down Tor left with Sheeps Tor beside Burrator

Come from the left heading to the right

Come from the left heading to the right

On the path to Leather Tor Bridge with Leather Tor and Sharpitor above

On the path to Leather Tor Bridge with Leather Tor and Sharpitor above

Norsworthy Bridge

Norsworthy Bridge