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On "Tor" A Dartmoor walk

On "Tor" A Dartmoor walk


Postby willywalker247 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:56 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: High Willhays

Date walked: 17/09/2011

Time taken: 4

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 508m

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Started the walk at mid morning from the village of Belstone. Parked the car by the water board pumping station. The weather on the day was mixed with sunshine wind and rain. Most of the walk was done on wide tracks that criss cross the moor. Our first stop was West Mill Tor then on to Yes Tor on leaving Yes Tor the heavens opened and by the time we reached High wilhays we were pretty wet. We then made our way back accoss the moor to start our way up to Belstone Tor via Higher Tor From Belstone Tor we made our way accross Belstone common back to the car and a pint in the village pub. Many thanks to my mate Gary for keeping me company on this walk.
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West Mill Tor
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Yes Tor from approach path
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West Mill Tor from Yes Tor
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High Wilhays from Yes Tor
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Chris on Yes Tor
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Gary on Yes Tor
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High Wilhays summit cairn
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Chris on summit of High Wilhays
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Gary on High Willhays summit
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Yes Tor from High Wilhays
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Yes Tor from High Wilhays
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View to East Mill Tor from High Wilhays
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View to Great Links Tor from High Wilhays
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View to High Wilhays,Yes Tor & West mill Tor from approach to Higher Tor.
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View from Higher Tor to High Wilhays,Yes Tor & West Mill Tor
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View from the summit of Higher Tor
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"Up she goes"
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Re: On "Tor" A Dartmoor walk

Postby skuk007 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:27 am

That's a nice route Chris, I do like the look of those tors.
Looks like you had a mostly clear day despite the drenching. :)
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Re: On "Tor" A Dartmoor walk

Postby SusieThePensioner » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:37 am

An enjoyable report and brings back happy memories :D Whenever we walked on Dartmoor it was either misty or not a cloud in the sky :lol:
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Re: On "Tor" A Dartmoor walk

Postby willywalker247 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:52 pm

I used my camera in between showers as the weather was mixed, coat on and off but a great day non the less :D
skuk007 wrote:That's a nice route Chris, I do like the look of those tors.
Looks like you had a mostly clear day despite the drenching. :)
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