Another New Year on Dartmoor – Part 3: Familiar Ground

The New Year started with a massive dilemma – with the Fox Tor Cafe not opening until 11, it was pushing it to have a proper breakfast and get a walk in. Neatly solved by Phil and Sarah providing bacon sandwiches. General lethargy, though, meant it was still after midday that we finally got going on a walk. Today, I wasn’t up for a big exploration, and no one else made strong noises in that direction either, so we settled for the familiarity of Walkhampton Common. Even so this still gave the opportunity for a couple of members of the party to tick off a new tor or two.

Past the brewery and along the old railway track and soon we were veering off right to Foggintor.

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Foggintor

Next up was Swell Tor, and we opted to avoid the top of the formation in favour of the actual tor a little lower down from the top. Then we dropped down to the old railway track again and visited Yes Tor and its twin Fur Tor.

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Fur Tor (Walkhampton)

With the day advancing, a trip to a favourite tor , Ingra, was out of the question and so we continued up the slope to Leeden Tor.

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Leeden Tor

Here the cold really started to seep through and apart from stops for photos we weren’t there long. Next up was across the road to Black Tor.

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Black Tor (Walkhampton)

A drop down to the river to cross over and climb up to Hart Tor, and then we were heading back for the warmth of the Fox Tor Cafe and pub.

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