Hangershell Rock and Butterdon Hill

Just a short walk today with a couple of aims, the first was to scout out a wild camp spot and the second to find Tor Rocks. As it was both these two aims are within about 100 metres of each other. We started out from the Harford Gate car car and headed up to Hangershell Rock, the views all around here and from Butterdon Hill are excellent, especially across South Hams. We also took in the rarely visited Weatherdon Hill, I say rarely because its not on my list as its pretty much a spur off Butterdon Hill. We then headed down to Tor Rocks which is a scattering of a number of outcrops as is reflected on the OS maps. All that was left was a hop across the Butter Brook which looks like a promising spot for camping!! Not too far all in all but it was lovely to be out with the boys again.

Start – Harford parking
Route – Hangershell RockButterdon Hill – Weatherdon Hill – Tor Rocks – Butter Brook – Harford parking
Distance –      Start time – 2.30pm     Time taken – 1hr 20mins   Highest Point – 
Weather – White fluffy clouds, warm and some sun

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Starting out and looking north across to Lee Moor and Standon Hill

That way, Hangershell Rock on the horizon, follow the pointing finger

The car park is just right of the trees down there. The trees hide a small reservoir

Wide open spaces

On Hangershell Rock and looking up to Sharp Tor with Three Barrows behind. Standon Hill in the sunshine left

Erm, not sure what this pose is!!!

That way to Butterdon Hill, up next for us

As we leave a quick look back to Hangershell Rock

The sun is out and the sky is blue. All is well on Butterdon Hill. Three Barrows is the high point in the centre of the picture

Butterdon Hill cairn

Butterdon trig to the left and Western Beacon straight ahead, the southernmost spot on Dartmoor

Walking down towards Weatherdon Hill and then Tor Rocks, still a lovely view northwards

Weatherdon Hill, like a lot of the hills around here they have a cairn or barrow on the summit

Tor Rocks are down there to the left of the trees, past the cows, although the cows may not be there when you come!!

Standon Hill again in sun behind Tor Rocks

The boys on Tor Rocks, just a short walk across Butter Brook back to the car

 

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