This walk: 2010-9-3. A good blue sky day! Middleworth Farm, saplings growing on an old tree stump, Deancombe Farm, staddle stones, ruins, thistle, Narrator Brook, mortar stones, oak, Cuckoo Rock, cave, bats, potato cave, Sheepstor, Combeshead Tor, Hingston Hill circle, stone row, three cists, Down Tor, Snappers Tor, Leather Tor.
Walk details below - Information about the route etc.
As close as some of us get to speleology.
The potato cave at Combeshead Farm, at SX 58637 68548, with camera flash .....
The interior, without camera flash .....
Looking out at the entrance side wall .....
The entrance .....
The view from the entrance, down to Narrator Brook.
View to Sheepstor.
Tree on the flank of Combeshead Tor.
A cave-like shelter on Combeshead Tor.
The Loaded Camel rock formation on Combeshead Tor.
Not sure - should have taken bearings - marquees to do with the filming of the Steven Spielberg film, "War Horse", near Ditsworthy Warren / Gutter Tor / Scout Hut.
Sheepstor from Combeshead Tor.
Looking back at Combeshead Tor.
Hingston Hill circle and stone row .....
A handy place for a scratch .....
Hello. do you come here often?
The cist at SX 58395 69563, one of three here .....
Slightly overgrown .....
The other large one, with its cairn .....
Three cists - the second one (lower right) with the small one at left back, the first one seen above is somewhere to the right edge of this photo - not easy to see. A GPS location between the second two cists was SX 58388 69569.
One of the two larger cists with Down Tor behind.
Approaching Down Tor from the three cists, a wall not apparently on the map?
Looking at Combeshead Tor from Down Tor.
Looking back at Down Tor en route to Snappers Tor.
Snappers Tor, at Legendary Dartmoor's tors page as SX 5710 6295 and on Mark's Catalogue of Dartmoor Tors as SX 577 693. The GPS 'fix' here coincides with a gap on the OS map where the tor could have been shown ....., with Burrator Reservoir behind. This tor is not marked on the OS map. It is given on
Looking up at Leather Tor with Sharpitor behind, at top right.
MAP: Blue = planned route, Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.
The blue lines are the compass or GPS bearings. The red line is the route actually walked: it deviates sometimes from the blue lines to avoid obstacles such as thick bracken, gorse, bogs or clitter, and often to use paths or animal tracks that are not on the map. It may also be shorter than the planned (blue) route if the walk is curtailed for some reason.
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This walk started from Norsworthy Bridge car park at the north-east end of Burrator Reservoir, marked by the yellow cross and the P symbol on the map.
Distance - 6.98 km / 4.34 miles.
All photographs on this web site are copyright ©2007-2016 Keith Ryan.