After the false start on the previous walk, which necessitated a different walking plan, I decided to return to the area a couple of days later, park a bit further north and set out again to bag some Dartmoor 365 squares. In this case 4 squares and a nice summit of Manaton Rocks. This summit has been made even better by the recent tree felling by the National Trust, which has cleared the view to the south over Manaton church. However it wasn’t just the summits which had great views, the lanes as well sometimes produce a view of the hills, or in this case Bovey Castle. Its been a real treat of these Dartmoor 365 walks that you find views and paths that otherwise wouldn’t be on any agenda other than the local dog walkers. On this walk I had an option to walk a little further on lanes through the village of North Bovey, which has a pub however I turned off before this (after Hele Cross I turned right) along a forest track, not certain it was allowed but the sign was very dirty and I couldn’t make it out properly, plus as I was reading a runner came out along the path from the forest which made my mind up. The weather was a bit grey and dull and as a result the photos look a bit monochrome in places but its a lovely area to walk in, whilst staying clear of the busy areas to the south around Hound Tor and Bowerman’s Nose.