Ryders Hill and Bench Tor on a dull day

Not the best weekend for weather but I wasn’t bothered, it wasn’t raining and that would do me. I quite like this area, in fact Venford is my favourite reservoir on the moor by some distance. I decided to take the direct route from Aller Brook Outcrop to Bench Tor which meant a drop into…

Ryders Hill, Rabbits Tor and Hooten Wheels

A better day Sunday than the previous walk on Saturday (click here), thankfully a bit of sunshine and dryness. This area can be a bit of a trudge, so I tried to pick bits of interest in between to lighten the long grass, boggy trudge and hardly any paths that you get from Avon Head…

Ryder’s Hill and Snowdon!

Yep that’s right there’s a Snowden on Dartmoor!! Unfortunately it’s not as exciting as its Welsh namesake but you can’t have everything. I set out from the very pretty Venford Reservoir and headed up to Horn Cross before setting off for Ryder’s Hill. The walk was going well until I started out for Snowden where…