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This walk: 2010-1-27. West Black Down, boundary stone, Was Tor, frozen water on the track, Southern Railway line, calf, mine shaft, mine workings, Brent Tor, Brentor church, Gibbet Hill, triangulation point.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.


Modern boundary stone along the redrawn boundary between Brentor ("B") and Mary Tavy ("MT").


Moor Strollers at the boundary stone.


Was Tor, SX 50000 82958, elevation 253 m (830 feet).


A frozen section in the track .....


..... and alongside the track.


Looking at the bed of the old Southern Railway track - the GWR railway ran nearby, further beyond this track.


A calf seen along the way .....


Another view of the calf, with a friend for a minute!


Another view of the calf .....


No. 500481.


Looking up the track to the heights of West Black Down.


More ice on the track - it was cold day!


An enclosed mineshaft with Gibbet Hill in the background.


Looking along the track to Gibbet Hill, our next stop.


A view of Brentor Church, in the gathering gloom that befell us.


Part of the old mine works on the Down .....


..... and again.


The triangulation pillar on Gibbet Hill, SX 51310 81141, elevation 353 m (1158 feet).


The triangulation or "trig" point.


Looking in a southerly direction from Gibbet Hill - there's tors over there!


Looking again towards Brent Tor with the church on the summit.


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.


Access to this walk was via the main A386 road from Mary Tavy to the car park at the yellow cross on the map.


Distance - 6.3 km / 3.92 miles.



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