I had time for a quick walk just after lunch before needing to be somewhere later in the afternoon. I misjudged the length of the walk really, particularly the part between leaving Easdon Tor and getting to Langstone. From that point I was looking for paths because at this time of year the bracken on Manaton Rocks is fierce. After leaving the road at Langstone and heading into woodland I kind of lost the path and there seemed no way of going up to the summit. I regained what I thought was the path only to find it was the other side of a fence. I backtracked back to a sign and found the right path up, and up through some of the thickest bracken I’ve experienced, well over head height in places. Still I popped out the top and it was a very short but steep drop to the church. In future I’ll come up from that side and do this walk in reverse!!
|Start – Manaton Church|
|Route – Torhill Farm – Easdon Tor – Whooping Rock – Figgie Daniel – Langstone village – Manaton Rocks – Manaton Church|
|Distance – 4 miles Start time – 1pm Time taken – 2hrs 15mins Highest Point – Easdon Tor 438mertres|
|Weather – Sunny and white fluffy clouds, very warm|
2 thoughts on “Easdon Tor and Manaton Rocks”
Bracken is a real hassle in my local hills (Black Mountains in South Wales). Not a pleasant place to be on hot summer day, shared with a billion flies!
Not wrong there, cannot stand the stuff, thankfully its going brown at a rapid rate at this time of year!