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2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 04 Cox, Roos & Staple Tors


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2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 04 Cox, Roos & Staple Tors

30 Jan 2022 9:37AM   Views : 558 Unique : 394

This week Mrs T and I went out to Cox Tor with a view to going on to Roos Tor then over to Gt Staple Tor. We had intended to carry on to Middle and Little Staple Tors but I spent such a long time trying to get a shot on Cox Tor that we eventually ran out of time for the last 2 legs. The weather was pleasant enough but the light was dreadful all day overcast low cloud and heavy moisture in the mist.

Cox Tor Trig Point (Gt & Middle Staple Tors in the distance).


From the car park we could see most of our route.


This is quite a local route for us and one that we have done several times before but as always on Dartmoor every day is different. As I said the weather was reasonable but that heavy cloudy damp air was difficult for photography, I had taken my Fuji GFX Medium Format kit for the day and was wanting some nice light to get some shots of the Tors, no such luck. Fortunately there are plenty of rock formations on the Tors we were visiting.

Cox Tor.



I set up the GFX on the forward edge of a large rock outcrop for that opening shot across the valley towards Roos and Gt Staple Tors.


You can see the low cloud and damp skies.


From here we set off across to Roos Tor (on the left) where we were going to have lunch, there is a really easy to follow track all the way to both Roos and Gt Staple Tors.


Roos Tor is deceptive as from the slopes it seems small and insignificant, on the way up there are these craters that are filled with water and reeds.


Once actually on the Tor itself there are some interesting rock formations.



When visibility permits there are also some fine views of the surrounding Tors.

Cox Tor.


Gt Staple Tor.


After lunch we set off for Gt Staple Tor along yet another easy track to follow.


I looked back towards Gt Mis Tor in the distance, it was shrouded in low cloud.


Once over on Gt Staple Tor there were loads of really interesting rock formations.





We looked across to Middle Staple Tor but by now we had dilly-dallied so long we didnít have time to go across, maybe another time.


As we turned to go back we got a different view of Roos Tor, you can clearly see the MoD Range warning flagpole (no flag = no firing).


On the way back to the car we passed some boggy ground on the lower slopes.


And of course there were Ponies.


Thatís all for this week folks, as always comments welcome.

Tags: Cox tor Roos tor Great staple tor Dartmoor Photowalk

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3 203 11 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2022 10:47AM
Thank you so much for the walk, fascinating as always,
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12 28 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2022 10:55AM

Quote:Thank you so much for the walk, fascinating as always,

Thanks for taking the time to comment David.
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turpa6 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2022 8:57PM
What i love about Dartmoor is the rock formations, you can see so much in them, This walk is no different these Tors are fascinating as you can see from these lovely photos. Some of them when you look at them you feel like you could walk straight in to them!! Dartmoor you could say is our play ground, but treat it with the respect it deserves. It is so changeable. But i love it!!Grin

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