52 for 2021 Week 45 Nuns Cross Fm & Crazywell Pool


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52 for 2021 Week 45 Nuns Cross Fm & Crazywell Pool

14 Nov 2021 9:53AM   Views : 688 Unique : 373

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 way. The weather changeable with drizzle and wind for much of the walk, not forecast.

Down Tor Tree.149719_1636882605.jpg

Crazywell Pool.


Nuns Cross Farm


We set off from Norsworthy Bridge car park in cloudy sunshine though the sun was quite low and not very strong.


We went up to Snappers Tor aka The Miniscule Sausage Area where I first set up the Bronica, however, by the time I was set up and metered etc the drizzle came in on a wind into the lens so a shot wasnít possible. We thought we might wait it out but a party of School children arrived and climbed all over the rocks. I had already taken a shot on my Fuji X-T2 though.


We left the kids with the rocks and headed over to Down Tor, the weather was looking a bit poor.


Looking back towards Burrator Reservoir we could see more squall on its way. Hey-Ho you work with what you get.


To the North the weather looked a bit brighter.


We soon arrived at the Down Tor Stone Row, Iíve shot this before with the Bronica but I thought it was worth a go this visit anyway so I set up.


Although I wonít see the film shots for a while yet (I only made 3 shots because of the weather) hereís what I was looking for courtesy of the X-T2.


After the Stone Row we headed towards Nuns Cross Farm following the track through the stones up to a large Enclosure.

This is a shot looking South along the Stone Row.


The Enclosure is one of the largest I have seen and needed a 3 shot stitch with a 10mm (APSC) lens to get it all in.


Our route to Nuns Cross Farm took us past some disused Tin Workings, although I have walked this part of the Moor extensively this is the first time I remember seeing this place and I will re-visit it as a shoot in better conditions, it is quite close to Nuns Cross Farm but off the main tracks.


The Leat comes out from underneath the wall.


This tree and ruin are well worth another visit.



From here it was a surprisingly short walk to Nuns Cross Farm where we had lunch in the lee of the buildings. This was another target for a Bronica shot, again Iíll not see the film for a while but here is an X-T2 shot of what I am expecting.


After Nuns Cross Farm we headed back towards Burrator Reservoir and the car, the way back was mostly tracks except where we jumped off track to get photos. This is ďOlder Bridge an old Clapper Bridge along the track.


This rock and itís growth are just beside the bridge.


Along the way we could hear the Leat and at one point we could see a stone wall that was obviously part of the Leat infastructure.


There were a few Stone Crosses on the way back.


This one is just above Crazywell Pool and is called Crazywell Pool Cross.


Crazywell Pool is odd, very steep sided and very deep, there are a couple of guys and a dog in this shot just beside the track scar on the left of the shot that show the scale of the Pool.


On the way back there are some great views of Burrator Reservoir with Down Tor, Sheeps Tor, Leather Tor and Sharpitor in the scene.


The rest of the way back to the car was via a very stony track through Raddick Plantation then on to Norsworthy Bridge. There were some nice views though.


However the track got rockier as we reached the edge of the plantation.


And worse still until we reached the car park, not the best after 6 miles of hiking.


Thatís all for this week folks, sorry thereís no Ponies or wildlife, as always comments welcome.

Tags: Devon Landscape and travel Nuns cross farm dartmoor Shootfilm Crazywell Pool Dartmoor

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turpa6 Avatar
turpa6 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2021 10:42PM
An excellent set off pictures considering the weather, you get what you can on these walks, and make the most off them.Grin
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topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2021 10:54PM

Quote:An excellent set off pictures considering the weather, you get what you can on these walks, and make the most off them.Grin

Ta, but tbh you are biased Mrs T. Wink
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2021 4:25PM
Thank you for this selection. Much appreciated.Grin
topsyrm Avatar
topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2021 4:26PM

Quote:Thank you for this selection. Much appreciated.Grin

Thanks for the feedback.

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