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    2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 9 Burrator Reservoir Again

    This week we decided to go out to Sourton Tors near Okehampton, they are an interesting set of rocky outcrops that are actually one large Tor despite the plural in the name, however, when we got to the car park we couldn’t see the Tors for the thick ...

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    52 for 2021 Week 45 Nuns Cross Fm & Crazywell Pool

    This week, once again accompanied by Mrs T, I headed off to Nuns Cross Farm via Down Tor Stone Circle then Back to Norsworthy Bridge via Crazywell Pool. I took the Bronica 6x6 Film kit loaded with Portra 400 to try to get some film shots along the wa...

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    52 for 2021 Week 41 Ugborough and Western Beacons

    This week joined by Mrs T I went in search of Dartmoor’s southernmost Tor which some say is Ugborough Beacon but Western Beacon is almost as high and is further south. A quick Google finds both “Wikipedia” and “Tors of Dartmoor” listing Western Beaco...

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    •  17 Oct 2021 9:40AM
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    52 for 2021 Wk 40 Aborted shoot and a new location

    This week once again I was alone, I went to Venford Falls to see if I could get some Autumn colour but due to the amount of rain we have had in the last few days the shoot was almost impossible and there was no Autumn colour anyway. After finally get...

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    52 for 2021 Week 38 The Devil's Frying Pan

    This week, Mrs T and I, joined by our friend Jonathan, once again set off on our Dartmoor excursion which was was done again over 2 days but for a different reason. I took some shots during the first day’s recce and the weather was forecast for simil...

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    52 for 2021 Week 35 the Ten Commandments Stones

    This week’s Dartmoor jaunt took us to Rippon Tor in search of the ruined Nutcracker Logan Stone then on to Buckland Beacon to see the Ten Commandments Stones before moving on to Pil and Top Tors. Once again I was joined by Mrs T and we had a friend a...

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    •  5 Sep 2021 11:27AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 30 The Miniscule Sausage Area

    This week I was alone so I decided to try to find some bouldering areas on Dartmoor, The Miniscule Sausage Area and Cuckoo Rock. The Miniscule Sausage Area is not marked on the map, it is also known as Snappers Tor which is also not marked on the map...

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    52 for 2021 Week 29

    This week’s jaunt took in the Prehistoric Stone Rows at Merrivale then we climbed Kings Tor before moving on to the hidden jewel that is Swelltor Quarries before moving on to the more popular Foggintor Quarries. We parked at the Rundlestone car pa...

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    52 for 2021 Week 28

    This week we set off for a proper Dartmoor honey-pot, Haytor and Haytor Quarry but via Saddle Tor. Just past Saddle Tor is a rocky outcrop close to Emsworthy Mire that I have seen named as Emsworthy Tor but it isn’t marked on the map. It has a specta...

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    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  18 Jul 2021 10:16AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 27

    Once again we set off on a Photowalk on Dartmoor with “changeable” weather (normal for Dartmoor). Our main objectives were the stone cross known as Windy Post then on to Pew Tor for a lunch stop before heading over to the notorious Vixen Tor. We...

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    •  11 Jul 2021 10:16AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 26

    Another Dartmoor ramble this week from Postbridge, through Bellever Forrest via Krapps Ring, on to Bellever Tor then Laughter Tor before returning via Bellever Tor and through the forest back to Postbridge. The weather was decidedly overcast, misty a...

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    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  4 Jul 2021 10:59AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 25

    This week saw Mrs T and me back on East Dartmoor around the Widecombe area, Specifically Bonehill Rocks, Chinkwell Tor and Honeybag Tor. This was the view from our parking area. First stop was Bonehill Rocks which from the car park didn’t seem al...

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    •  27 Jun 2021 11:01AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 22

    Another ramble on Dartmoor this week in somewhat changeable conditions, we visited Sourton Tors and Branscombe's Loaf then on the way home stopped off at Brent Tor to recce for next week and I couldn't resist shooting the Church on top of the Tor. ...

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    •  6 Jun 2021 10:07AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 12

    Here we are again another Saturday lockdown photowalk, hopefully the last as the restrictions are due to lift tomorrow. My walk route has an abundance of trees on the route, some silhouetted that look really impressive. Here's one of them, Fuji X-T...

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    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  28 Mar 2021 9:42AM
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    52 for 2021 Week 10

    Again, still in lockdown and having to stay local for exercise (hopefully on 29th March this will change) so same Saturday hike with handheld being the order of the day. Yesterday was a mix of heavy showers and sunshine which always give good photo-o...

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    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  14 Mar 2021 9:36AM
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