This was my first walk after work this year, the weather in the day promised much however once out of Plymouth and up above Ivybridge it became clear that any view was going to be a hazy one. As a result the photos aren’t the best but its an area I love walking in and I’m sure to be back soon as its a great area for an evening walk being so close to home. This was also my first visit to Piles Copse, and whilst its not as large or popular as Wistmans Wood, its quiet intimacy makes it a great place for a wild camp. The climb up to Three Barrows was tough however once up the rest of the walk was fairly simple, I could have made it easier by following the Two Moors Way path but I was visiting the tops of the tors so I used the Butterdon Hill Stone Row path instead. It was good to be out after a tough week in work.
|Start – Harford car park|
|Route – Piles Copse – Piles Corner – Three Barrows – Wacka Tor – Sharp Tor – Piles Hill – Butterdon Stone Row – Hangershell Rock – Harford car park|
|Distance – 5 1/4 miles Start time – 5.50pm Time taken – 3hrs Highest Point – Three Barrows 464m|
|Weather – Very, very hazy, lots of cloud with bits of sun|