Traditionally our December walk (National Trust Wild Tribe and Torquay Boys Grammar School 10 Tors training teams) has culminated with a barbecue. We have spent much of this week monitoring the weather to see whether it was going to be possible this year. All week the Met Office have been forecasting high winds on Dartmoor and earlier in the week they were also forecasting heavy rain as a result of Storm Desmond. We decided as a result to replace the BBQ with a pasty and to shorten the walk.
As the week progressed Storm Desmond was forced north – this is the Met Office weather warnings from yesterday – Dartmoor has been fortunate – it is very rare you see a red rain warning – as the news clearly shows this morning the maximum impact of the storm was felt in Cumbria and the Scottish Southern Uplands
The tradition of chocolate treats at Fice’s Well. There is a Pixie legend based around Fice’s Well – see here – in addition to that story the well water has been linked with therapeutic qualities associated with curing eye problems!