Another place on Dartmoor that I wanted to visit. I had been a few times to Avon Dam and seen the dimple in the distance that is the Redlake spoil heap and planned a walk that would get the best out of this area. The weather was absolutely stunning, crisp snow in places, sun and not another soul around. Shame about the howling wind but you can’t have everything I guess!
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Start of the walk, heading up the path straight ahead the return will be from the left
Very icy along here, nearly went over a couple of times!!
Waterfalls on the River Avon
Crossing the Avon as I head up to Avon Dam
It opens out a bit here as you approach the dam
Avon Reservoir, the dimple in the distance is the spoil heap at Redlake, my target.
Looking back at the reservoir and the dam
Looking ahead up the River Avon
Huntingdon Clapper Bridge
Looking upstream along the Avon valley
And looking downstream as I climb up to Redlake
Zeal Tramway on the left and Redlake ahead
It was absolutely arctic up here. Two hat weather and about 5 layers!!
Lovely views from the top of the spoil heap
Huntingdon Warren from the top of the spoil heap
Miles of emptiness, it was tough to stand up here with the wind howling!!
Heading away from Redlake along the tramway
One of the settling tanks for the clay works on Quickbeam Hill, looking towards Plymouth
Heading up to Western White Barrow with views to Redlake
Petre’s Cross (or what’s left of it)
Western White Barrow looking to its eastern cousin
Orange and a pear??!! Or just a settlement on Huntingdon Warren
At Eastern White Barrow now, looking back to the Western one
You are never far from a view of Redlake on this walk! The Avon valley right.
Heading back down to Shipley Bridge and looking back up to Eastern White Barrow
Looking down to Black Tor
Ugborough Beacon as I look into the sun
Almost back at the sign in the first photo on this walk. I turn right at the bottom and head back to the car.