Higher & Lower Hartor

Another murky wet Sunday morning; it felt as though there have been an awful lot of these lately. For the last couple of weeks I’d had my sights set on Shavercombe Waterfall and had set my heart on it for this weekend. The forecast for the weekend had been good right up until Friday when it suddenly changed….. … time for a rethink. I decided…

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Trowlesworthy Revisted

Snow has arrived on Dartmoor. In itself it’s not an unusual occurrence, the high moor generally gets an annual sprinkling above 200m however this year quite a substantial amount has fallen. Most of the roads traversing the deep moor were shut by Devon & Cornwall Police over fears of people becoming stuck or blocking access for emergency vehicles however there are a few places where…

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Whiteworks

Whiteworks is without a shadow of a doubt one of my favourite places on the whole of Dartmoor. It’s not particularly pretty or scenic however it is super atmospheric and to me, encompasses everything that Dartmoor is about and I’ve been going there ever since I passed my driving test and got my first car. It’s the start of many walks including the infamous Fox…

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Venford Falls

With the weather still not being great on the high moor I have been looking for more photo opportunities and a friend had told me about Venford Falls over on the East Moor. In my past I did a lot of fly fishing and was familiar with Venford Reservoir as it was a great source of natural brown trout which were always really good fun…

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Nun’s Cross Farm

Nun’s Cross Farm is a well known landmark on the ‘high Moor’ to most of us Dartmoor trekkers. The Dartmoor Rescue Group have used to as a base to co-ordinate call-outs on the Southern Moor and is currently used as a temporary bunk-house and can even be hired out. The house was built-in 1870 by John Hooper who had leased the land from the Dutchy…

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Sheepstor

I grew up in Yelverton and so know this area of the Moor so well. I’ve spent more hours than I care to remember around Burrator, exploring, fishing, camping and walking. Sheepstor is a village I have passed through literally hundreds of times over the years, but rarely stopped and I’d certainly never been in to the church. One grey and wet Sunday morning a…

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Wistman’s Wood

As much as I love walking on the Moor I also have a real passion for taking photographs, especially of Dartmoor itself. I don’t pretend to be particularly good at it however it’s something I really enjoy doing. I decided that although this was initially started as a walking blog to record my wanders across the Moor (mainly for my own purposes) that I would…

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Postbridge

Postbridge is a small village that sits almost at the very centre of Dartmoor National Park. It’s always been a popular tourist destination and draws many of its visitors because of its 11th Century clapper bridge. The bridge is an amazing solid structure of three large granite pillars and four huge slabs (calculated to weigh 8 tons each!) laid across the top. In total the…

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