Mel Tor in the sun

The weather said it should be decent with rain coming in after lunch, so a quick walk was devised from Bel Tor corner over to Mel Tor and then along the Two Moors Way, returning back along the road through Poundsgate. It was lovely to be out and the bonus was the  weather was even better than that I left behind in Plymouth. The air clarity was excellent and a cool wind was blowing which hopefully will lead to more wintry conditions at last.

Start – Bel Tor Corner
Route – Mel Tor – Two Moors Way – Aish Tor – Poundsgate – roadside Bel Tor – Bel Tor Corner
Distance – 2 1/2 miles    Start time – 10.30am     Time taken –  1 1/2hrs    Highest Point – Mel Tor 342m
Weather – Sunny and blue skies to start, clouded over a bit towards the end. Windy
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Mel Tor 1

Stunning views to Hound Tor and Hameldown at the start of the walk

Mel Tor 2

And further round to Rippon Tor and Haytor

Mel Tor 3

That road leads to Dartmeet with Yar Tor up on the right and Princetown in view far left of the photo

Mel Tor 4

Venford Reservoir with Mel Tor to the left, my first target

Mel Tor 5

On Mel Tor looking to Venford Reservoir

Mel Tor 6

Great views looking back with Sharp Tor then Yar Tor and Corndon Tor from left to right

Mel Tor 7

Into the sun and the Two Moors Way is the ribbon of green between the gorse

Mel Tor 8

The Dart Valley with Mel tor and Sharp Tor up on the right

Mel Tor 9

On Aish Tor with a fantastic vista

Mel Tor 10

Ryders Hill on the right and Snowden left from Aish Tor

Mel Tor 11

Pointy Sharp Tor from Aish Tor

Mel Tor 12

Heading down the grassy path towards Poundsgate

Mel Tor 13

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate. Not open yet!

Mel Tor 14

Poundsgate methodist church with Mel tor behind through the trees

Mel Tor 15

Standing on the bank by Bel Tor Corner with a view down to Mel Tor and Venford Reservoir

Mel Tor 16

Bel Tor (on private land unfortunately)

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