Grimspound and the tors around

It was the day of the half solar eclipse but to be honest on Dartmoor it kind of barely happened, it went a bit darker I guess and a bit cooler, but nothing like a full solar eclipse!! I grabbed a quick photo as it emerged behind a cloud which obscured the glare from the sun as we drove across Dartmoor heading for the Warren House Inn. It was a good walk but one I would do again in order to appreciate the no doubt good vistas which were missing due to heavy haze!!

Start – Bennet’s Cross
Route – Birch Tor – Headland Warren Farm – GrimspoundHameldown TorHameldon Cross – Broad Burrow – Hameldown Tor – Grimspound – Hookney TorShapley TorBennet’s Cross
Distance – 5 miles    Start time – 10.30am     Time taken – 4 hrs    Highest Point – Hameldon Cross 530m
Weather – Sunny, and low hazy cloud that meant views were tough to come by!!
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

The part solar eclipse!!

The part solar eclipse!!

Bennet's Cross

Bennet’s Cross at the start of the walk

One of the tinners trenches on Birch Tor

One of the tinners trenches on Birch Tor

Birch Tor in the cloud

Birch Tor in the cloud

Top of Birch Tor, you can just make out the white building which is the Warren House Inn

Top of Birch Tor, you can just make out the white building which is the Warren House Inn

Heading down from Birch Tor

Heading down from Birch Tor

Headland Warren Farm

Headland Warren Farm

Have I been walking in the cloud too long and reached Peru?!

Have I been walking in the cloud too long and reached Peru?!

Grimspound

Grimspound, Hookney Tor right and Birch Tor distant left

Hameldown Tor

Hameldown Tor

Looking towards Broad Burrow from Hameldown Tor

Looking towards Broad Burrow from Hameldown Tor

Hameldon Cross

Hameldon Cross looking back to Hameldown Tor

Broad Burrow....obviously!

Broad Burrow….obviously!

Hameldown Beacon in the distance

Hameldown Beacon in the distance

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Looking down to Headland Warren Farm and Birch Tor behind

The gateway into Grimspound

The gateway into Grimspound

Heading up to Hookney Tor and looking along Challacombe Down

Heading up to Hookney Tor and looking along Challacombe Down

Hookney Tor

Hookney Tor

The fairly dull approach to Shapley Tor

Kings Tor from Hookney Tor

Looking from Hookney Tor across to Hameldown Tor with Grimspound below

Looking from Hookney Tor across to Hameldown Tor with Grimspound below

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The fairly dull approach to Shapley Tor

Shapley Tor looking back to Hookney Tor

Shapley Tor looking back to Hookney Tor

Heading back over the shoulder of Birch Tor with Hookney Tor left

Heading back over the shoulder of Birch Tor with Hookney Tor to the right

You can just make out the car park in the haze!

You can just make out the car park in the haze!

Bennet's Cross with Birch Tor behind

Bennet’s Cross with Birch Tor behind

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