8 tors around the roof of Devon

Good weather means good walks are possible. With the dry spell I decided to take the boys up to the highest point in Devon. In fact this is the highest spot in England, south of Derbyshire. We set out from the plentiful parking spots near to Rowtor, and took in 8 tors in total. 5…

Sunshine at Cranmere Pool and Great Kneeset

A very sunny week and a couple of walks spring to mind, Tavy Cleave and up to Fur Tor or anything north!! I decided that anything north was the option and Great Kneeset would be the choice. Any walk around Cranmere Pool requires a good deal of dry weather. A walk there in February requires…

East Hill, Scarey Tor and OP22

A walk around northern Dartmoor, and a part I’ve not visited before. When you head up along the road to Okehampton Camp your eyes are drawn to the higher tors of West Mill Tor and Yes Tor, as a result you speed past the hills and tors around Moor Brook and the East Okement River.…

Cranmere Pool and Hangingstone Hill

Like Ducks Pool on the south moor, Cranmere Pool is one of those places that if you like walking you will need to visit. To say you’ve been!! It’s the site of the oldest letterbox on Dartmoor dating from 1854 and the tough trudge is worth it for the peace and quiet. The boggy hike…

7 Tors around the roof of Devon

A walk to prepare for a week in the Lake District which is coming up at the start of August. Starting from a new place for me, beside Okehampton Camp, I made for Yes Tor taking in a couple of other tors on the way. Once at High Willhays I extended the walk down to…