This walk: 2010-1-21. Gutter Tor newly-found unfinished cross, rabbit buries (Ditsworthy Warren House complex), vermin traps, gert scenes, mist!
This was a very grey, misty day during which the Garmin eTrex Venture Cx GPS unit went haywire at times, resulting in a very spiky recorded track - see the last map at the bottom of the page. Therefore, the recorded GPS locations of features may be unreliable. We will need to repeat these on a sunny day .....
This page relates to another walk two weeks later on a similarly misty day but with a lot of detail about Ditsworthy Warren House, here.
Walk details below - Information about the route etc.
The newly-found, unfinished cross below Gutter Tor, the GPS position is SX 57891 66779 ± 6 metres (unreliable?). There is a page about this on the Legendary Dartmoor web site - here.
A closer view .....
..... and again.
Poser no. 1
Poser No. 2
The nearby unfinished/damaged apple crusher .....
..... showing both features in the same photograph.
A rabbit bury on the horizon, at SX 57777 66685, reference from Memory Map.
Vermin trap, marked as Trap-4F(b) on the map below, at SX 57817 66498 (from Memory Map).
View eastwards, across the large gert, looking towards Ditsworthy Warren House .....
..... zoomed view.
Vermin trap, marked as Trap-4F(b) on the map below, at SX 57817 66498 (Memory Map).
Vermin trap, marked as Trap-6F(c) on the map below, down in the gert, with an animal track running through it, at SX SX 58050 66477 ± 6 metres (unreliable?) .....
Looking south-west along the gert, with the animal track in view .....
..... looking to wards Gutter Tor, from the same viewpoint as the previous photo .....
Looking noth-east along the gert, with the trees of the Scout Hut in view .....
..... down in the gert, looking south-west .....
..... and looking north-east.
Feature near the Scout Hut car park, it appeared to be a cairn but there was a deep pit in the centre. Looking towards Roughtor Plantation (Burrator woods) .....
..... and with the South Hut in the background.
MAP: Blue = redrawn route after the event (the normal red GPS track, see last map below, was unreliable).
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Access was via Plympton towards Burrator Reservoir, along a road that passes over Cadover Bridge. After Ringmoor Cottage it becomes single track, high up overlooking Sheepstor village. Not my favourite spot on a wet or icy day because the only passing possibility along one stretch is to go on the grass on a steep downward slope away from from the road! I would favour the safer approach via Yelverton, Dousland and Burator dam. Parking was at the the P symbol on the map.
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