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Monday, November 7, 2011

A day on Dartmoor

Spending a few weeks working in the UK, fortunately in Devon where there are any number of gorgeous walks to be had. This day up on Dartmoor the weather was outstanding for November. We began by walking to a (partly fake) stone circle:

From here we walked up to about 530m (the highest point on the Moor is about 600m), had lunch sheltered from the wind behind an army hut, and ended up at Wild Tor, one of the granite outcrops that are the defining feature of this landscape. On a good day like this you can see the surrounding farmland from pretty much every point on the moor.

Crossing a stream which feeds the river Teign we circled back via Watten Tor, a particularly pretty example of the genre:

Here it is again without the annoying tourist:

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