Had a cracking walk yesterday on the north moor – the weather was fabulous and the views were brilliant. It was the National Trust’s Wild Tribe first outing of the year with Torquay Boys Grammar School in preparation for next year’s 10 Tors campaign. This was a short walk of around 15km – the idea was to introduce new walkers to the art of navigation using a map and compass.
We had around 50 students and 10 adult helpers – we started at Rowtor and walked initially down the military road. This is the view back showing Fordslands Ledge on the left, High Willhays in the middle and Yes Tor on the right.
I have written about this stone before – see here
Then onto Cranmere Pool with its famous letter boxing ‘hut’ – the pool as you can see is rather small! My job on the walk was checkpointing – a task I did with Dennis and Carey – we walked ahead of the students and then saw them safely through Cranmere Pool
The black line on the map indicates our route for the day. A great walk but you do need walking boots, gaiters, a map and compass especially when you leave the Military Roads. The X in a circle marks the location of the Ted Hughes Stone. (The scribblings in red are the remains of a previous walk).