Around Burrator Reservoir via Deancombe Rocks

The third walk of the year on only the 4th day and the first one with the boys in 2020. Its tricky with boys who are now 12 and 10, mine are typical boys of this age and their age, they love to stay indoors with some sort of tech in front of them. Mine…

Back on Dartmoor around Eylesbarrow and Nun’s Cross

I’d been back from the Lakes for over a week and hadn’t ventured to Dartmoor, a mix of work and poor weather when I had a day off, left me bereft of good walking opportunities. Well I decided to take a gamble on a day were the rain was due to arrive around 2pm, hoping…

Fox Tor and Five Crosses

A day off work and a chance to get out to a better place. Its no secret that Dartmoor is my go to place, however Royal Hill and Ter Hill won’t be high on my list of favourite spots. The weather today though made every step a pleasure, it was warm for late September and…

A couple of short walks around Burrator

Now some of you will look at the title and see the photos below and wonder why I haven’t gone way into Dartmoor on a longer walk. Well there was a reason. My eldest had asked me if I would like to go with his class, for a walk on Dartmoor. “You know what you…

Royal Hill and Prince Hall Rocks

This walk took in another new area for me and an extension of a walk I have done before. The area north of the Blackbrook and hemmed in by the West Dart river is a section of land that ends with Prince Hall Rocks. There is a little wooden bridge that allows for a nice…

A long loop around Burrator

I fancied a nearby walk, but a long walk to go with it. This one fitted the bill nicely as I could lengthen and shorten this walk to fit the changeable weather, as it was the weather got better as I neared the end. By the time I was driving home the sun was cracking…

Cramber Tor and South Hessary Tor

This walk was made to scout out a good camping spot for myself and my boys for a planned wildcamp in August. As it was I found a couple of spots that fitted the bill. The walk itself is one I’ve done before and a good one to take in the rarely visited Hart Tor…

Crow Tor and Longaford Tor

Time for a good walk and one in pretty much my favourite area of Dartmoor. I love walking around here, the views are always great, there’s a pub or two for the end of the walk and there’s lots of tors to summit and many routes to do them. This is a walk I’ve done…

Nakers Hill and Ducks Pool

I quite like this area of Dartmoor, this is as remote as you will get on the south moor, and like last week’s walk up Langcombe Brook there was a a bleakness and a beauty about the place. Foxtor Mires in the sunshine is a great place, and I’d never been to Caters Beam or…

Crazywell Pool and Devonport Leat

I had a call from some friends who were down for the week, just over the border in Cornwall. they wanted a walk on Dartmoor, which would a) tire the kids out a bit, b) take in a leat and finally show them some tors and rocks. I figured Burrator was a good starting point…

Rough Tor

It has been a while since I’ve taken a walk along the ridge to¬†one of my favourite tors, Longaford Tor. I decided to lengthen the walk a bit and add in Higher and Lower White Tors before heading to Rough Tor. I still wanted to return along the Devonport Leat which meant a visit to…

Black Tor

A new one on me, a bus journey to the start of the walk and then a bus back home at the end. As I was a little early getting back I was able to walk the length of Burrator and get an ice cream whilst waiting for the bus!! The walk took some of…

Longaford Tor and the West Dart Weir

I’d been wanting to do this walk for a while so despite the dreary start to the weather we set off from Two Bridges heading for Crocken Tor and along the ridge to Longaford Tor before dropping to the West Dart Weir and back along the Devonport Leat. its a fantastic walk not too difficult…

Beardown Tor

A day off from work and a good chance to get out and about. Starting from the car park near the Two Bridges hotel we headed for Beardown Tor and Lydford Tor. However the way back via Cowsic Bridge brought with it some issues with very boggy ground, between us and the bridge, luckily we…