As with many people, I was in need of a walk after the excess of Christmas and to get some fresh air. Starting from Shipley Bridge gives plenty of options including this one to an area not visited before and then to my favourite named tor on Dartmoor, Wacka Tor! The boys were in high spirits and keen to get around as fast as possible to allow more time to play with Christmas presents and see their cousins. It was a good walk although the hopping over Bala Brook took some time and effort. The weather for the next few days is set fair so I’ll be out with the boys again no doubt.
|Start – Shipley Bridge parking|
|Route – Avon WTW – Old Hill Tor – Wacka Tor – near Ball Gate – Zeal – Shipley Bridge|
|Distance – 4 miles Start time – 10.50am Time taken – 3hrs Highest Point – Wacka Tor 406metres|
|Weather – Grey, cold wind on the tops|