Just a quick walk this afternoon and nothing too strenuous. Its been a while since I’ve actually been to the top of Wigford Down, I normally skirt the flanks of the hill between the Dewerstone and Cadover, but this time I made it the focal point of the walk. At the same time I took in a lesser seen tor, in fact I don’t think there’s many other websites that talk about Callisham Tor. The walk went through the hamlet of Lovaton which can be added to my places on Dartmoor that I want to have a house in!! Wigford Down is a great place on the moor and a great way to get into walking on the moor, it has a remoteness despite being a few hundred metres from a road and is a great introduction to hillwalking proper. Its were I started 6 or 7 years ago now so I have a fondness for the place.
|Start – Roadside on the way to Hoo Meavy|
|Route – Callisham Tor – Lovaton – Ringmoor Down – Wigford Down – Roadside on the way to Hoo Meavy|
|Distance – 3 miles Start time – 2.40pm Time taken – 1hr 20mins Highest Point – Wigford Down 271mertres|
|Weather – Sunny with white fluffy clouds|