Just prior to heading to the Lake District for our family holiday, myself and the boys had a chance to head out for a short walk. We chose the western side of Dartmoor as I don’t think the boys have been to these tors before, which is a big error on my part. The best part about these tors has to be the view west to Cornwall, long ranging views to Bodmin Moor and everything in between that and this part of Dartmoor. The walk itself is very simple starting at the car park behind the Dartmoor Inn (Lydford), then heading to Arms Tor via the stepping stones crossing. You can either head down from Brat Tor the way we did or return to the stepping stones and recross there. This one was perfect for us on this day, the weather not being great, although it did stay dry and warm. In fact there was a large family enjoying the River Lyd at Black Rock, a very good spot for a dip if you are in the area and the weather is warm.