First walk back after being away for a few days in Snowdonia, which showed up the differing terrains in these two places. Dartmoor with its boggy ground, grassy hills and, more often than not, gently sloping tors. Against Snowdonia with its bare rock, steep climbs and many Llyns (lakes). Both in their own way have stunning scenery, however today it was tough to see very far as the haze was especially bad. Still I was out and it didn’t rain and I visited an old favourite and a new tor for me. Laughter Tor was one of the first tors I climbed back in Nov 2013 and its a tor that gives good 360 views for its modest height. Huccaby Tor was a new one for me and one that probably won’t go on my top 5 tors!!
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Grey and hazy, looking over to Higher White Tor far right and the pointy Longaford Tor from the start of the walk
I’ heading for Laughter Tor on the right, that’s Bellever Tor on the left
Nice of the police to set up camp beside my car, make sure you look after it now lads!
Looking back to the car park on the hill, I’ve just crossed a bog in the dip between my car and here, safe to say it wasn’t like Snowdonia was last week in there, its definitely Dartmoor
Huccaby Tor in the mid distance with Ryders Hill looming behind
On Laughter Tor, looking across to Corndon Tor and Yar Tor
The flat topped Hameldown Beacon from the same place
And north to Bellever Tor and Bellever Forest
Heading down to Huccaby Tor
Huccaby Tor and some sun on Ryders Hill
Still grey the other way though, looking back to Laughter Tor and Bellever Tor behind to the left
Nice colours across to Ryders Hill
Walking the B3357 road to Dunnabridge, Huccaby Tor up on the left
It might be June but these guys are still out!!
This youngster was giving me the evil eye!
In the middle of Dunnabridge Pound
The Judge’s Chair
Back on the road crossing Dunna Bridge
Looking back to the Pound, the circle behind the trees
Final shot looking to Bellever Tor left and Laughter Tor on the right