Saturday, 12 February 2011

#122 - Leather Tor

As much as I enjoy company on walks, sometimes you just have to get out and walk on your own. This weekend was a particularly good one. I hadn't been on the moors since last September, and I was missing it. As soon as I headed off from Princetown, and the mist started to lift, I could see this was going to be a good day.

I had no specific route in mind, I was just going to navigate from point to point, see what took my fancy and make it up as I went along. I would look at the map and find something of interest to me; a stone row, a cyst, a cairn, a boundary, a tor I hadn't visited - and just had some fun exploring.

So the day was spent using as many navigation skills as I could; handrailing, aiming off, timing, practicing walking on a bearing, plus a little bit of scrambling up Leather Tor and Sharpitor.

  • Date: 12/02/11
  • Region: Dartmoor National Park
  • Status: Solo
  • Description: Princetown – Black Tor – Sharpitor – Leather Tor – Devonport Leat – River Meavy – Crazywell Pool – Cramber Tor – Princetown – Sunny – 14.5km, 5.5hrs
  • Type of Walk: Personal Walking