Redlake, Green Hill and a new clapper bridge

I don’t think I’ve needed a walk more than this one, sometimes you just need to get out and let your head breathe a bit and sort itself out. Bad weather, too much work and more bad weather, had left me caged and ready to go. I chose this walk and kept adding more spots…

Huntingdon Warren, Snowdon and Shipley Bridge

Don’t be fooled by the title, this isn’t the Welsh Snowdon. No this is the Dartmoor version, sat near to Ryders Hill on the southern moor. Its been over two years since I have been to Snowdon, that time I came from Ryders Hill and this time I chose to come from Avon Dam and…

Old Hill Tor and Wacka Tor

As with many people, I was in need of a walk after the excess of Christmas and to get some fresh air. Starting from Shipley Bridge gives plenty of options including this one to an area not visited before and then to my favourite named tor on Dartmoor, Wacka Tor! The boys were in high…

Green Hill and Staldon Stone Row

I’ve been pretty busy recently, that’s not to say I haven’t been out, far from it. Its the updating of the site that has got left behind, 3 weeks since my last post!! I’ve finally got round to posting this walk from the first week in September and it was a cracker. 11 miles, some…

Avon Dam and Grippers Hill

Another week in Devon where the weather was better in the week (when I was in work) than it is at the weekend (when I’m not). This weekend strong winds, of around 50mph, were forecast, however I thought I’d see what happened regarding the weather. As it was, some sun shone in Plymouth and I…

South Brent to Shipley Bridge

Today was time for something a bit different, this walk gives you a bit of moorland, woodland tracks and quiet lanes. It is perfect when perhaps the weather isn’t quite as good as you would like!

Redlake

Another place on Dartmoor that I wanted to visit. I had been a few times to Avon Dam and seen the dimple in the distance that is the Redlake spoil heap and planned a walk that would get the best out of this area. The weather was absolutely stunning, crisp snow in places, sun and…