East Dart Waterfall….third time lucky!

After having two previous attempts at this walk cancelled by bad weather nine intrepid walkers made it at last to the East Dart waterfall on Dartmoor.

We set out from Postbridge on a day of sunny intervals and squally showers. The route took us along Drift Lane (an ancient route on and off the moor) and then on to Braddon Lake (actually a tributary stream of the river Dart.) As we climbed upward we were rewarded with some magnificent views which were very welcome. Less welcome were the occasional heavy downpours!

A slow and steady climb took us ever higher on the moor until eventually the East Dart waterfall came into view.  We stopped here for a well earned lunch. In better weather it would have been a beautiful spot to linger but with heavy rain closing in we decided to turn and make our way back to the start point.

The weather improved on our return trip with the sun coming out and the views then were even more impressive than those we had seen earlier.

A day of mixed weather and wonderful scenery was rounded off nicely by refreshments at a café in Princetown.

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