Gutter Tor, Ditsworthy Warren and Eylesbarrow

It was the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and we’d decided to head out early and take in the blue skies forecast. However we faffed a bit and didn’t get going until after 10am, luckily its a short drive to Gutter Tor so we were off and walking around 11am. This is a really easy…

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…

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…

History on the south moor

Most walks in the area will provide you with a good chance of seeing human’s history on the moor. In this case it was going back as far as 5000 years ago and the settlements at Drizzlecombe, alongside the 19th century mining at Eylesbarrow and finally the 17th century rabbit warren house at Ditsworthy. There…

Eylesbarrow

Another week and my second bus journey to Burrator, getting a habit this!! Not the weather I wanted but this is a great route, with tors, historic monuments and old farms to keep you interested. The only hard climb is to Eylesbarrow otherwise it’s all fairly simple going.

Duck’s Pool

Duck’s Pool was one of those places that I wanted to visit but didn’t know what it looked like or what to expect. I knew it would be boggy getting there, even with some ice on the ground. I would class this a bog rating 4 out of 5 especially the part from Great Gnats…

All around Nun’s Cross

We took advantage of a glorious spring day to get out for our first visit to Nun’s Cross before heading over to Plym Ford and back via Eylesbarrow. The views across Fox Tor mires to the distant North Dartmoor hills are fantastic on this route although it helps to have a bit of blue in…

Drizzlecombe and Higher Hartor Tor

A lovely walk taking in a film set, a Bronze Age settlement, a couple of tors and an old tin mine! Shame the sun couldn’t shine. This is a cracking place, the history in the area is well worth seeing, especially Drizzlecombe