We went up to Saunton Sands in North Devon yesterday for a walk. It was a gloriously sunny but very cold day. Here are a few of the photos I took and here is the link to my photo set.
Been on a two 10 Tors training expedition (National Trust Wild Tribe and Torquay Boys Grammar School) over the weekend – fantastic weather! There may have been a keen breeze but we were in sunshine all the time.
We started off on Saturday morning from Postbridge.
Heading out of Bellever Forest
Some time later …. after passing through Nunn’s Cross Farm we ended up in Evil Combe where we camped for the night. Scary name but a great tranquil place. The name Evil comes from the old Dartmoor Tin Miner’s name for an iron pick: an evil!
Lots of teams out training on the south moor this weekend – a person on Lower Hartor
Nest day we all headed east towards the Dart Valley, Yar Tor and Corndon Tor.
The memorial cross near the summit of Corndon Tor
In memory of Evelyn Cave-Penney who died in WWI in Palestine – he was shot by a sniper. The memorial has a poppy wreath placed at its base by a local Scout troop. The inscription says ‘Look up and lift your heads’ – definately – the view from here is fantastic.
Great weekend – well done to all!
Today was the last Dartmoor Society walk of the year for Torquay Boys Grammar School and the National Trust Wild Tribe – it was the traditional Christmas Walk and BBQ!
We were not alone in the car park at the start.
For some there were some really boggy bits
Here are the 45 milers at Fice’s Well being told the legends of the place after having discovered chocolate.
Here is the chocolate Santa
On the way back – a rest a Little Mis Tor – with Great Staple in the background
The traditional xmas BBQ
Happy Christmas to all at TBGS and TGGS
Been at meetings with our fantastic volunteers today at Castle Drogo – they were getting a very comprehensive briefing from the team on what will happen during the 5 year building project. The key messages were that we will stay open all the time and that the visitor experience will be new and very exciting – something not to miss. And …. most importantly – our volunteers are central to our success!
We were also treated to a lovely sunset. Here are a few pictures of it.
Thanks to everyone who came and we do it all again tomorrow!
Was in Lyme Regis on Sunday for the sunset – got some great shots.
Full set of photos – here
It was a lovely sunset on Saturday night over Exmouth.
The NT’s Orcombe Point
Full set of photos here