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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Avon Dam Reservoir

Avon Dam Reservoir is one of eight Dartmoor reservoirs. It sits on the River Avon which rises just over four miles away NW close to Ryder’s Hill. The dam was constructed in 1957 to provide water to the South Hams and the reservoir itself covers around 50 acres. Walking up to the reservoir is pretty straight forward. Park at the little car park at Shipley…

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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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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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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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