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52 for 2021 Week 38 The Devil's Frying Pan

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52 for 2021 Week 38 The Devil's Frying Pan

26 Sep 2021 10:57AM   Views : 335 Unique : 249

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 similar on Friday so I decided to go out with the Fujifilm GFX50S and the Bronica 6x6 film camera to get a couple of specific shots in a panorama aspect ratio this time alone. Great Mis Tor and it’s smaller sister Little Mis Tor sit on the edge of the military firing ranges but are outside the danger area. Great Mis Tor is indeed great (huge) and on it’s high point there is a range flag but also the “Mistor Pan” which is a rock basin also known as “The Devil’s Frying Pan”. Even after the long dry spell we have enjoyed the pan had water in it.

This story will concentrate on the first day where we explored the whole area of the Tors and found the Frying Pan, however, here are the 3 extra shots that I made on the second day which was a much more targeted walk.

The Devil’s Frying Pan.

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View to North West from The Devil's Frying Pan.

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View from forward slope of Little Mis Tor overlooking Merrivale Quarry and Vixen Tor.

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We started again from 4 Winds Car Park, this is the site of an old school and the walls are still intact but very short. They still serve a purpose as these Sheep were using them to rub against.

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First sight of Little Mis Tor comes after a short walk.

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Little Mis Tor is a popular place for rock climbers.

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On from Little Mis Tor is the much larger (grander) Great Mis Tor, the slopes approaching the main Tor are covered in Clitter but it is reasonably spaced so finding a route through is easy.

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There is a large standing stone on the approach.

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Once on the main Tor we set about finding the Frying Pan. (Note to self, do your research better) if I had researched the Frying Pan better it would have been easier to locate, however. We scoured the many vast rock formations for almost an hour.

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Eventually we found the large rock that is The Devil’s Frying Pan, much closer to the flagpole than I had imagined.

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Having found our quarry we decided it was time for lunch.

After lunch we continued to explore the Tor there were loads of interesting rock formations to be photographed.

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This one I thought looked like the Devil’s Throne……….

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There were sheep in the rocks.

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This one was pretending to be a Mountain Goat.

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There were also Ponies amongst the rocks but sadly not close enough for a portrait this time.

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That’s all for this week folks, as always comments welcome.

Tags: Devon Dartmoor Landscape and travel The Devil's Frying Pan aka Mistor Pan

Comments


28 Sep 2021 10:23PM
Yet another enjoyable walk through the tor's, with some exploring also! exploring and finding! very interesting and a very large frying pan!! Like you say i am also biased.Tongue
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 10:26PM

Quote:Yet another enjoyable walk through the tor's, with some exploring also! exploring and finding! very interesting and a very large frying pan!! Like you say i am also biased.Tongue

Yep biased but entitled to your view. Wink

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