Up the Taw

We were out 10 Tors training again yesterday and although it was cold the weather was much kinder than forecast – only one real rain shower instead of the persistent downpour than had been predicted.

The day got off to a bad start as I ended up with a puncture to a tyre in Belstone car park but thanks to Tony and Ian (and the mysterious white gloop) I managed to get the type replaced in Okehampton and we were back on the moor but 11.30….

In the morning we yomped out to close to Ockerton Court and in the afternoon we walked up the Taw from Belstone.

The Taw

Thanks to Tony we found the Taw Marsh letterbox – the second letterbox established on Dartmoor in 1885 in its ‘secret location’.

The letterbox stamp

Looking across to Ladybrook Tor

Taw Marsh looking up to Steeperton Tor

10 Tors teams crossing at Taw Ford

Frog spawn in Taw Marsh

Another successfully completed walk – well done and thanks to everyone from Torquay Boys Grammar School, the Woodland Trust and the National Trust.

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