Tors with big blue cloudy skies on Dartmoor and the red zone

On Saturday evening I was on Dartmoor heading towards Dick’s Well where our 10 Tors teams were camping for the night. It was fabulous weather – sunny, big blue skies and lots of photogenic clouds. Here are a few photographs I took whilst we were waiting for a team to arrive.

Arms Tor and Great Nodden
Arms Tor looking north to Great Nodden

Great LinksUp to Great Links

Arms Tor and Brat TorArms Tor over to Brat Tor and the Widgery Cross

Arms Tor 1Arms Tor

Arms Tor, Sharp Tor, Hare Tor Brat TorArms Tor, Sharp Tor, Hare Tor and Brat Tor

It  was a magical 15 minutes of sun, light and solitude in an awesome landscape – I wished it could have lasted forever.

It didn’t though – we had to walk back down to Nodden Gate to ‘talk’ to one of our teams only to then have to walk back up to Dick’s Well via Brat Tor. If you haven’t done that walk I recommend you do – it is very steep – it is a red zone climb and Tony and I did it twice in 90 minutes – I suppose the consolation was that the second time were weren’t carrying full 65 litre rucksacks.

3 thoughts on “Tors with big blue cloudy skies on Dartmoor and the red zone

  1. Lovely part of the moor that area around Brat Tor, love the views across to Cornwall from there. I was over by Wild Tor and Cosdon Hill on Sunday and there were streams of 10 tors groups walking off the moor after camping out! Not long now until the main weekend!

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