Thursday, 17 September 2009

New Walk on Dartmoor

A new walk has been posted on the website- Hay Tor Circular.

This easy 4 mile walk features one of the iconic landmarks of Dartmoor. Hay Tor dominates the landscape but climbing to the top of the tor and you are rewarded with some of the finest views of Dartmoor on offer. In addition there are plenty of free car parks in the area, offering plenty of options for starting points to your walk.

This is a very popular area of Dartmoor so it is best avoided during school holidays as it does get very busy. My favourite time to visit is at dusk on a sharp winters day. Watching the low sun go down in the west, casting long shadows across the mist filled valleys truely is a magical experience.

Climbing is also popular at Hay Tor and it is always worthwhile to stop and watch those brave individuals pit themselves against the rough granite of the tor. There are companies in the area that offer an introduction to the sport if the sight of others dangling from the tor inspires you. Just don't look down! 

If you are looking for a more sedate way to enjoy the countryside and wish to explore outside of Dartmoor please check out for more ideas on walking in Devon.

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