Nakers Hill and Ducks Pool

I quite like this area of Dartmoor, this is as remote as you will get on the south moor, and like last week’s walk up Langcombe Brook there was a a bleakness and a beauty about the place. Foxtor Mires in the sunshine is a great place, and I’d never been to Caters Beam or Nakers Hill before, the walking there is squelchy to say the least. I love Ducks Pool, its on my top places on Dartmoor list the quiet and serenity here is as good as you get. I’ve never met anyone in this area, this time I stayed more maybe 30 minutes or more, just lay in the sun. A wildcamp spot if ever there was one. This is a great walk with good footwear as the ground is bog factor 4 out of 5 around here!!

Start – Whiteworks parking
Route – Devonport Leat –  Yonder Tor –  Fox Tor – Fox Tor Girt – Caters BeamNakers HillBlacklane MireDucks Pool  – Plym Head – Crane HillWhealham Bottom CrossNun’s Cross FarmSiwards Cross – Whiteworks parking
Distance –  8 miles    Start time – 10.40am     Time taken –  4 hrs 20 mins Highest Point – Nakers Hill 483metres
Weather – Sunny, a bit of cloud. Cold. Ground was crispy in places. Perfect really
© Crown copyright 2016 Ordnance Survey FL 2016 SF

© Crown copyright 2016 Ordnance Survey FL 2016 SF

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Great day, great view. Going to be a good one this I can feel it.

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Foxtor Mire below (or Grimpen Mire if you read Hounds of the Baskervilles), Ter Hill up on the right

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Devonport Leat, the crossing on this was a metal sheep crossing. Once on the other side I headed towards Fox Tor

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On Yonder Tor now looking over to Whiteworks

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Fox Tor is next up, just a short walk from Yonder Tor

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As if by magic I’m here, looking back to Yonder Tor and beyond to Sharpitor

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On Fox Tor looking across Foxtor Mires

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Just coming out of Foxtor Girt with Fox Tor itself in view

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The post that signifies Caters Beam

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The mast on North Hessary Tor in view from here

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Typical ground around Nakers Hill

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Stunning view to Redlake from Here, love the layering of shades in this

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Tussocky!! Looking to Crane Hill from Nakers Hill

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The depression over there on the hillside is Ducks Pool

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In the land of yellow and cream grass, a green mossy stone

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Green Hill having just crossed Blacklane Mire

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At Duck’s Pool

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The letterbox and two yellow friends

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I sat here for at least 20 minutes, love this place

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Don’t stand still for too long though

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Thick ice in Duck’s Pool

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Green Hill again, this time from the edge of Dusk’s Pool as I head to Crane Hill

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Just nowhere else like it

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I pass Plym Head (the source of the River Plym) on the way to Crane Hill

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Crane Hill views

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Across to Princetown mast from Crane Hill

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Whealham Bottom Cross

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And again with the Princetown mast behind

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Next up is Nun’s Cross farm on the left of photo

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Crossing Devonport Leat again with Foxtor Mire behind

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Nun’s Cross farm and a local resident

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Siwards Cross with the farm behind

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Foxtor Mires all laid out below. A great day with brilliant weather to show off a great area

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