Fox Tor Mire

Fox Tor Mire has to be one of the most famous locations on Dartmoor. It has a reputation amongst walkers of being a difficult area to navigate and cross safely, especially after rain, it’s dangerous with several documented deaths, it’s remote, wild and to me represents Dartmoor at it’s best. It’s said to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create the Grimpen Mire in…

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Ingra & Leeden Tor

This week I fancied something small and not particularly challenging. Looking at my ‘365’ map, I noticed that I was missing a couple of squares fairly close to home and planned on mopping those up. However when I woke up that morning…. the weather had other ideas…. it was going to be a wet walk! Now this is typical Dartmoor weather and happens a lot…

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Drizzlecombe

This walk was a little different. Originally I had set out to follow the River Plym up to Plym Steps and then climb up over Shavercombe Head to Hen Tor. Unfortunately this didn’t happen as by the time I reached Drizzlecombe I realised that I had lost my Sat Nav somewhere between the Scout Hut and Drizzlecombe. I scrapped my walk to retrace my steps…

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Gutter Tor & Legis Tor

After missing Legis Tor a couple of weeks ago (because of not finding a suitable crossing place on the Plym during the Trowlesworthy Tor walk) I had been studying my map and considering tackling it from a slightly different angle. I thought I could combine it with a visit to Gutter Tor and a relatively leisurely walk across Ringmoor Down. I passed Gutter Tor on…

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