Just got back from what was effectively a 5.5 day walk around the wilderness of Dartmoor!
It seems that my timing was superb in that I had great weather throughout – a rarity in the UK – especially over a duration of 6 days!
There were no real navigation mistakes, the whole thing pretty much went like clockwork. I guess the great visibility had some part to play here. The full walked route can be viewed on the map below:
During the walk I managed to visit 7 Trig Points (5 of them newly visited) and 27 Tors (17 of those newly visited). It amazes me that the more you think you know Dartmoor, the more it has to show you!
All the kit held up well, that is with the exception of my eBook reader which gave up the ghost on day 2.
This has got to be one of my favourite walks so far. The combination of weather, views and duration really made it for me. I have many great memories from this walk and was a little sad to leave the Moors during day 6. But all good things come to an end!
You will have to tune in over the next few weeks to read the detailed daily reports. In the meantime I will leave you with a picture of a sunset, complete with Dartmoor Pony! 🙂