Devil’s Tor and Beardown Man

Today was a walk into the wilderness and typical terrain that is Dartmoor, away from any roads although the military presence can be seen all over this area. It’s a stunning area however the part across Black Dunghill and the last part by the Cowsic Bridge can get pretty boggy but that is more than made up for by the views from Conies Down Tor.

Start – Holming Beam
Route – Lych WayConies Down TorBeardown ManDevil’s TorSouth Devils Tor –  Lydford TorBeardown TorCowsic Bridge – Cowsic River – Holming Beam
Distance – 5.5 miles    Start time – 10.30am     Time taken – 4 hrs    Highest Point – Devil’s Tor 549m
Weather – Blue skies
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Devils Tor 1

Looking across to Beardown Tor at the start of the walk

Devils Tor 2

Devil’s Tor on the right, Conies Down left

Devils Tor 3

Looking back to Holming Beam by the trees

Devils Tor 4

Heading across the edge of Black Dunghill with Conies Down Tor left.

Devils Tor 5

Conies Down Tor, Holming Beam away to the right

Devils Tor 6

Conies Down Tor with Great Mis Tor behind

Devils Tor 7

The Cowsic valley and the river winding its way

Devils Tor 8

You can just make out Beardown Man next to Devil’s Tor

Beardown Man and me!

Beardown Man and me!

Devils Tor 10

Beardown Man and Great Mis Tor in the distance

Devils Tor 11

Same shot but with Devil’s Tor in the foreground

Devils Tor 12

Rough Tor from Devil’s Tor, we’re not heading that way today

Devils Tor 13

Wilderness behind Devil’s Tor

Devils Tor 14

Views, heading for Lydford Tor

Devils Tor 15

Another look back at the submarine like Rough Tor

Devils Tor 16

Approaching Lydford Tor, Beardown Tor behind

Devils Tor 19

Beardown Tor from Lydford Tor

Devils Tor 17

Holming Beam left and Great Mis Tor in the distance from Beardown Tor

Devils Tor 18

Looking across to Conies Down Tor

Devils Tor 20

Military hut and Lydford Tor behind

Devils Tor 21

Looking the other way to North Hessary Tor

Devils Tor 22

The path to Holming Beam can be seen clearly

Devils Tor 23

Shadows over Longaford Tor and Higher White Tor from Beardown Tor

Devils Tor 23a

Down at the Cowsic River

Devils Tor 24

Cowsic Bridge below and the boggy bit on the hill just past the bridge

Devils Tor 25

Today’s walk in one photo


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