Another week in Devon where the weather was better in the week (when I was in work) than it is at the weekend (when I’m not). This weekend strong winds, of around 50mph, were forecast, however I thought I’d see what happened regarding the weather. As it was, some sun shone in Plymouth and I figured I would see what happened. I drove through heavy rain on the A38 around Ivybridge but as I arrived at Shipley Bridge it stopped! A walk to Avon Dam was planned and possibly up to higher spots if the weather stayed that way. No rain fell which was good, however the cloud was never far above and the wind was strong on the tops, but at least I got out. The spring lambs were out on Dartmoor, a couple were very brave and ran over to see who I was!!
|Start – Shipley Bridge|
|Route – Avon Dam – Grippers Hill – Shipley Tor – Shipley Bridge|
|Distance – 3.5 miles Start time – 4pm Time taken – 1hr 50mins Highest Point – Grippers Hill 398m|
|Weather – Very, very grey, low cloud and windy|