A walk planned on the first day of the strong winds. They were definitely strong today and to be honest once the rain started my will to walk was gone and probably for the first time in a long time, I shortened the walk to get back to the car quicker. This is an area that I haven’t been to for a while so I feel now that I need to do a revisit and complete my original plan to head across the valley to Sharp Tor and Great Combe Tor. Another time maybe. Still the photos weren’t too bad but with the strong winds the clouds were driven in quickly and the rain was horizontal at times. An area that deserves better as the views across West Devon are fabulous from here.
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It was blowing a hoolie as I stepped out of the car, the valley funnelling the wind up the hill and on to Dartmoor
Looking down to Peter Tavy as I climb to Smearn Down Tors
Boom and the sun was out as I reached the summit, there are 4 or 5 outcrops up here and its not too far to get to Boulters Tor as well
Brent Tor and Gibbet Hill from Smearn Down Tors
Green fields north of Tavistock and views across to Cornwall
Smearn Down Tors
That’s Boulters Tor a hundred or so metres away, backed by Great Mis Tor, then Roos Tor and furthest right is Great Staple Tor
Boulters Tor and the same view behind
I’m very fond of the walled lane that brings you out to the moor from Boulters Tor and before long I’m stood on Setters Rocks looking back at Boulters Tor
Looking up to White Tor and just to the left Little White Tor
Cox Tor to the right, Roos Tor on the left and Great Staple Tor in the middle
Little White Tor
Looking left to a sunny Cox Tor
Looking north from White Tor to Tavy Cleave and Hare Tor
Great Mis Tor from White Tor
As I reached the outcrop at Hare Tor the clouds darkened a fair bit and rain started. I had planned on walking across to Sharp Tor and Great Combe Tor but I wasn’t really up for it. I turned into a strong cold wind and rain and decided to walk back along the path to the car
Stephen’s Grave as the sun popped out before more rain came, the wind was really howling across here and I was leaning to walk into it. Luckily its not too far back from here. A short walk but one I think I will come back for a complete as originally planned.
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I kind of like those days when it’s windy with showers as the clear spells are so good but I agree that after a while it becomes tiresome!
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Not sure I can blame the weather when I look back at it. I just wasn’t up for a long walk for some reason and I seemed to be getting grumpier by the step!!
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