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This walk: 2010-10-13. Hexworthy, cows, Yellow Brain Fungus, O Brook valley, gorse roots, Horse Ford Cross, Hexworthy mine buildings, wartime bullet holes, views of track, quartz, O Brook, bridges, leat, Hensroost gert, reservoir, Skir Ford Cross.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.

 

View over Hexworthy.

 

 

Welcoming party at the gate.

 

We laugh in the face of rampaging bullocks

 

Yellow Brain fungus, Tremella_mesenterica, frequently found on dead gorse.

 

View down the O Brook valley towards the Dart.

 

Gnarled gorse roots.

 

Posing next to Horse Ford cross.

 

Remains of buildings associated with the Hexworthy mines.

 

As previous photo.

 

Pondering the mine workings.

 

Remains of the barracks.

 

Evidence of bullet holes. Apparently US troops used the buildings for target practise in WW2.

 

Close up of same.

Track looking south west.

 

Line of quartz.

 

Track looking north east.

 

Strollers disappearing along the track towards Hensroost mine (they donít wait for Jim either!).

 

Small bridge over an old leat.

 

Fox Moth caterpillar (July-October), about 8 cm / 3 inches in length. Heather, bramble, and bilberry are among its foodplants. It will be fully grown by the autumn. It will then hibernate, to emerge next spring without feeding, pupate in March/April and be on the wing in May. Click here for: a photo of an adult.

 

Closer view.

 

More substantial bridge over the O Brook at SX654 709.

 

As previous photo.

 

Water in the O Brook.

 

As previous photo.

 

Chocolate break!

 

Pointing out my camping spot of last year!

 

Gert at Hensroost.

 

Reservoir used for storing water; released when needed to generate power via waterwheels. There was a flat rod system between this area and Hooten Wheals (source Ė Follow the Leat by John Robbins).

 

Approaching Skir Ford.

 

View to Skir Ford cross.

 

Any ideas? This one really foxed us .....

 

Fox Moth caterpillar (July-October), about 8 cm / 3 inches in length. Heather, bramble, and bilberry are among its foodplants. It will be fully grown by the autumn. It will then hibernate, to emerge next spring without feeding, pupate in March/April and be on the wing in May. Click here for: a photo of an adult.

 

Walk details

MAP:  Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.

 


Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2005. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047373.
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.

 

This walk was from the Two Bridges-Dartmmet road, turning south for Hexworthy just before Dartmeet. The parking area is up the hill past the Forest Inn, turn sharp right,, park on the right, before thw cattle grid - where the map shows a bridle path crossing the road.

 

Statistics
Distance - approximately 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
 

 

 

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