I often drive between Bovey Tracey and Manaton, and recently noticed an enticing ridge line running across the lower slopes of Trendlebere Down in the direction of Becka Brook and Houndtor Wood. I made a mental note to check out the path as soon as I could, and take a walk down there, but by… Continue reading The Tor in the Woods, near Manaton
Birth of the River Teign
A week off, the last week of June, and I’d promised myself that despite the mizzly weather forecast all week, I’d have one trip up to the moor. I really didn’t want to be tied to a particular route, or any recognised circular walk. But I did have one idea – an idea I’d thought… Continue reading Birth of the River Teign
Dartmoor’s most challenging terrain?
28th May 2012 saw temperatures of just below 30 Celsius in many parts of the UK. I didn’t expect it to be quite so hot on the moor that day, but assumed that, if nothing else, at least it would be dry, so I set out early to complete a walk I’d wanted to attempt… Continue reading Dartmoor’s most challenging terrain?