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This walk: 2011-10-28. King Way, King Wall, recently-discovered King Way Cross, Sourton Tors, Brentor, cairn, Rattlebrook Peat Railway, Lake Viaduct, Great Nodden, restored bridge, lichen with moss, peat beds, peat buildings, bricks, Hunt Tor, "L" boundary stone, Bleak House, Green Tor, Higher Dunna Goat boundary stone, Great Links Tor, Fox Moth caterpillar, Lower Dunna Goat, Saltash bridges, trig. point, Red Admiral Arms Tor, Bray Tor, Widgery Cross.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.

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Looking back at Bleak House.

 

Another view of the peat working area.

 

Higher Dunna Goat boundary stone with Great Links Tor, SX 5511 8675, elevation 589 metres (1922 feet).

 

Great Links Tor.

 

Fox Moth caterpillar (July-October), about 8 cm / 3 inches in length. Heather, Bramble, and Bilberry are among its food plants. 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 

 

Sheep on Lower Dunna Goat.

 

Zoomed view to the Saltash road and rail bridges - 30 kilometres (18 miles) away.

 

Approaching Great Links Tor.

 

Rock stack at Great Links Tor.

 

Rock at Great Links Tor.

 

Rock stack at Great Links Tor.

 

Stone post plus rock stacks at Great Links Tor, with the trig. point on the skyline.

 

Rock stack at Great Links Tor.

 

Great Links Tor trig. point.

 

Great Links Tor trig. point.

 

Great Links Tor trig. point.

 

Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta. The link shows male and female - but I don't see the difference! If you can, please tell!

 

Red Admiral.

 

Looking north from Great Links Tor, you can see the Bristol Channel on a a clear day .....

 

Bristol Channel?

 

Cairn at SX 5491 8649, seen on leaving Great Links Tor, the reason for the deviation in the red track of the walk.

 

Looking back at Great Links Tor.

 

Ditto.

 

Looking down to Widgery Cross (towards the right) and showing the highly worked valley to the left.

 

Arms Tor.

 

Widgery Cross on top of Bray Tor, SX 5396 8557 .....

 

Widgery Cross - erected by William Widgery to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

 

Another view - another link (Dartmoor Crosses web site).

 

Showing the scale, the cross stands at 13 feet .....

 

The cross .....

 

An overview.

 

The stepping stones across the River Lyd, with Widgery Cross in the background.

 

A better view .....

 

Some other fool trying his luck on the stones.

 

Stile into a field, with a dog gate built into the gate - note the removed gate bar (1st bar up from bottom).

 

Another view of Widgery Cross .....

 

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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 accessed by parking at the Fox & Hounds Hotel, on the A386 from Tavistock to Okehampton, at the yellow cross symbol on the map.

 

Statistics
Distance - 13.2 km / 8.2 miles

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