It was ten tors weekend and as such I tend to stay away from Princetown, Postbridge and anywhere north of that on Dartmoor. I could have gone to Bodmin Moor but I fancied something around Dartmeet which is not an area I walk very often. I made up a walk that would take me down to Luckey Tor and then follow the Dart river upstream through Dartmeet and out the other side. I would then carry on north until I got to Laughter Hole stepping stones and then cross to continue on to Bellever Bridge before returning to Babeny and over Yar Tor. As it was the area after Blackator Rocks isn’t great underfoot on the eastern side of the river, I should really have crossed at the stepping stones to the south and walked up the western bank. But I live and learn and as a result I decided to turn at Laughter Hole stones and head straight to Babeny and Yar Tor. It was a good walk and the area just north of Badgers Holt is lovely and perfect for a picnic.
|Start – Bel Tor parking|
|Route – Vag Hilll – Luckey Tor – Vag Hill Tor – Dartmeet Bridge – Badgers Holt – Walla Brook Clapper Bridge and Stepping Stones – Stone Park Tor – Blackator Rocks – Laughter Hole Stepping stones – Babeny – Sherwell – Yar Tor – Bel Tor parking|
|Distance – 6 miles Start time – 11.15am Time taken – 4hrs Highest Point – Yar Tor 416metres|
|Weather – Cloudy with the sun trying to peek through, wore a t-shirt most of the way around|