Saturday, July 11, 2015
If the flags are flying (as they are here) it means no access to much of the moor, as the army are firing. And sure enough, I could hear firing way off in the distance. You can still walk parts of Dartmoor, but if you try heading for, say, Yes Tor, the road will be blocked by the army. This was just a short evening walk. The Tor in photo one is Watern Tor and the Hurlestone, which is about three miles southeast of where I was standing when I took the photo. The pointy hill with the hut and flag is the aptly named Steeperton Tor, underneath of which is the cleave where the river Taw first becomes a proper river, after gathering itself from the hills to the south of here. Below the hill is the Taw plain.