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Dartmoor – Stunning but challenging

Before the walk started, eight of us huddled in Peter Tavy bus shelter while we watched a dramatic hail storm.

We  then set off up a gentle incline of paths and lanes, beside the River Tavy swirling over huge granite boulders. We passed rustic cottages, and followed a track which took us part of the way to White Tor.

We were treated to clear blue skies and stunning views, and our leader was able to name the many tors we saw on our way.

We then turned across open moorland and crossed various streams, and braced ourselves against a heavy shower of rain.

Eventually we came to the path that returned downhill to Peter Tavy. It was unfortunately very slippery and took it's toll on several members, including one who required the support of a member each side of him while we slowly inched down the last quarter of a mile of the path.

A difficult end to an otherwise very enjoyable walk.

 

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