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Dartmoor Walk 12 Holwell Tor from Saddle Tor

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Dartmoor Walk 12 Holwell Tor from Saddle Tor

27 Mar 2022 9:54AM   Views : 321 Unique : 191

This week I was on my own for a gain, I went out to Holwell Tor from Saddle Tor via Emsworthy Rocks to shoot that lone tree. I took my Fujifilm GFX 50S as well as my X-T2 for those grab shots along the way. The weather was fine but the sky was cloudless and very hazy but as I have said often I work with what I am given.

View from Holwell Tor across to Hound Tor and Greator Rocks.

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That Lone Tree on Emsworthy Rocks.

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My first stop was the top of Saddle Tor this shot is looking northwest.

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From the top you can see across to Haytor Rocks, the blackened area below was from a fire a couple of weeks ago.

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Turning to the job in hand I could see Emsworthy Rocks in the distance.

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From Emsworthy Rocks I could see Holwell Tor in the foreground then over to Greator Rocks and Hound Tor in the distance.

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This is the southern cluster of the rock formation that is Emsworthy Rocks.

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On the way I passed this gnarly old Hawthorne.

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I had come though for a shot of that tree.

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I took it from both sides but I prefer this view.

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From this edge of Emsworthy Rocks there is a better view of Hound Tor with Holwell Tor in the foreground

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It was only a short walk across to Holwell Tor.

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There is a fine outcrop of rocks on Holwell Tor that I thought looked like alien faces from TV.

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I had lunch here looking over towards Smallcombe Rocks.

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After lunch I headed back towards Haytor Rocks and the disused Quarry to the west of it, I came across the old trackway that was used to move the rocks about between the Quarries.

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This led me to the side of the old Quarry.

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From here it was a short walk across to Saddle Tor again then back to the car.

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Thatís all for this week folks, hereís hoping for better light next week. As always, comments welcome.

Tags: Saddle tor Holwell Tor Emsworthy Rocks Dartmoor Photowalk Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks

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Comments


turpa6 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 4:50PM
A great set of pictures! I loved the ones of the lone tree, also the alien faces so clear, it's what i like to do is see the faces in the rocks, and they are there if you look for them. ha ha, A great walk through the Tors! The pictures tell it all, and are well taken!. I know i am biased ha ha,: Tongue Grin
27 Mar 2022 8:33PM
It must be catching, this face thing Grin in the image of the Southern cluster @ Emsbury rocks I can see a LLama laughing on the left, and just to his right two Apes enjoying the joke SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Now off to take my medicine, comes in a bottle labelled Captain Morgan, and that may explain a few things Wink

Once again, thanks for the Tor, sorry Tour,

David
topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 9:23PM
SmileSmile Thanks David, I think it is catching I caught it from Mrs T.
topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 9:24PM

Quote:It must be catching, this face thing Grin in the image of the Southern cluster @ Emsbury rocks I can see a LLama laughing on the left, and just to his right two Apes enjoying the joke SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Now off to take my medicine, comes in a bottle labelled Captain Morgan, and that may explain a few things Wink

Once again, thanks for the Tor, sorry Tour,

David



SmileSmile Thanks David, I think it is catching I caught it from Mrs T.
pablophotographer 11 2.2k 443
2 Apr 2022 12:39PM
Nice set. Your lungs must be full of fresh air now!
topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2022 4:53PM

Quote:Nice set. Your lungs must be full of fresh air now!

Thanks Pablo. Indeed they are.

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