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52 for 2021 Week 27

11 Jul 2021 10:16AM   Views : 209 Unique : 153

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.

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We parked at Pork Hill car park just South of Cox Tor (free) arriving just as the rain was leaving.

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This car park has great views over the West edge of the Moor.

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We set off South in search of the much photographed Windy Post which is an ancient and rugged granite cross on the North side of Feather Tor.

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The heavy clouds in the distance gave some indication of what Dartmoor had in store for us.

Once across the Leat and up the hill a bit we crested Feather Tor to see our first view of Pew Tor in the distance.

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Feather Tor, whilst not a significant Tor, has some interesting rock formations worthy of photographing.

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Once through the rocks we see again Pew Tor in the distance.

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Pew Tor has some interesting rock formations as well.

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From the top of Pew Tor you can see Bodmin Moor in Cornwall on a good day.

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As well as the Church on Brentor which is on the extreme West of the National Park.

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We had lunch sheltering in the rocks on Pew Tor surrounded by the strange facelike rock formations.

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Pew Tor has also a Dartmoor Letterbox (look away if you are a Letterboxer) that is not particularly well hidden.

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As we moved away from Pew Tor I looked back and saw cloud formations that reminded me of the old Smoke Signals from the 1970’s Western Films.

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On route to Vixen Tor we came across this small pond/large puddle.

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Just after the pond we caught our first sight of Vixen Tor and more heavy clouds.

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More shots of Vixen Tor………. and a Pony.

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As we moved away from Vixen Tor I looked back and the light on the Tor was really spooky it looked like the spirit of the Tor was surrounding it with a skull just behind it.

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But it didn’t seem to bother the wildlife (first time I’ve seen a Pheasant on the open Moor).

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Now we were heading back to the Car Park but not before negotiating some rather wet ground.

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We passed more Ponies.

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We got rained on a bit going back to the car by this.

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But that paled into insignificance when this arrived just as we got back to the car.

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That’s all for this week folks.

Tags: Landscape Devon Dartmoor

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