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52 for 2021 Week 47 3 Tors and Widgery Cross

28 Nov 2021 10:32AM   Views : 343 Unique : 189

This week, once again accompanied by Mrs T, I headed off in very changeable conditions to see the famous Widgery Cross on Brat Tor then out via Arms Tor to Great and Little Links Tors. Although the forecast was for clear skies we did encounter some very low, and very cold, cloud whilst up on Great Links Tor.

Widgery Cross.

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That low cloud.

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We set off from the car park behind the Dartmoor Inn on the A386 in bright almost cloudless skies over High Down Ford towards Brat Tor and Widgery Cross.

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The skies were so clear that we could see last nightís Moon as we looked back over the Ford.

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We were soon on the steep climb up Brat Tor to the Cross, again clear skies with the occasional aeroplane leaving its trail above the Cross.

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Once on top of the Tor the Cross stood out well against that clear blue sky.

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From the high vantage point of Brat Tor there are spectacular views 360 degrees.

Looking Southwest towards Brentor Church with Cornwall in the distance.

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Looking Northwest towards our next destination, Arms Tor, with Lydford Common in the distance.

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It wasnít long before we were on Arms Tor amongst its many amazing rock formations.

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From Arms Tor we headed up towards Great Links Tor and that low cold cloud.

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The cloud was moving quickly on a strong wind from the North.

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The cloud was still evident on Great Links Tor these shots were less than a minute apart.

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We had lunch at Little Links Tor (the small one on the left of shot) sheltering from the wind before moving off back to Great Links and heading back to the car.

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We worked our way back from Great Links towards Arms Tor again the cloud still evident.

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The views from up here are grand indeed.

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Looking far to the East you can just make out Rippon Tor and Haytor Rocks in the far distance.

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We skirted past Brat Tor on our way back via High Down Ford, looking back from the bridge we saw a very different cloud formation over Brat and Arms Tors.

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The cloud was quite spectacular looking South towards the car park.

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

Tags: Dartmoor Landscape and travel Widgery cross Photowalk Great Links and Arms Tor

Comments


28 Nov 2021 4:58PM
Biased i know, but the views were spectacular !! These excellent pictures show it really well !Wink
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2021 5:02PM

Quote:Biased i know, but the views were spectacular !! These excellent pictures show it really well !Wink

Ta. Wink
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
30 Nov 2021 9:47AM
Thanks Paul for another interesting walk report. I really like the photographs of bare ridges and rocky outcrops under a spectacular sky, particularly the views of Rippon Tor and Haytor Rocks: Grand indeed!
Bob
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2021 10:07AM

Quote:Thanks Paul for another interesting walk report. I really like the photographs of bare ridges and rocky outcrops under a spectacular sky, particularly the views of Rippon Tor and Haytor Rocks: Grand indeed!
Bob


Thanks Bob.👍

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