After a 6 hour journey to Devon the previous day, I was sluggish, and the pull up from Meldon Reservoir to Black Tor was tougher than I remembered! This is probably my favourite tor, overlooking the West Okement river valley, and I keep promising myself that in the summer, I'll try and bivvy up here.
The rain came down as I continued up onto the roof of Devon; High Willhays, and the wind picked up as I struggled to stay upright at the trig point on Yes Tor. The return journey, at first, was hazardous, across the field of clitter that skirts the tor, down to Red-a-ven Brook. From then on it is fairly straightforward.
The rain revisited briefly, for the leg across Okehampton Common, but when I crossed the final stream onto Longstone Hill, the sun was out in all it's glory. I stopped by a lonesome holly tree (pictured right) before contouring around the hill back to the Reservoir.
- Date: 02/04/10
- Region: Dartmoor National Park
- Status: Solo
- Description: Meldon Res - Homerton Hill – Black Tor – Fordsland Ledge – High WIllhays – Yes Tor – Red-a-ven Brook – Meldon Res. - Sunny, Showers, 10km, 4hrs
- Type of Walk: Personal Walking