It’s been a pretty hard weekend so far! We started the latest episode of our National Trust Wild Tribe 10 Tors Training schedule with Torquay Boys Grammar School last evening near Nunn’s Cross on our way to camping at Evil Coombe again – to be honest we were filled with trepidation. The weather forecast at 3pm had been saying thunderstorms and heavy snow in Princetown (2 miles north). I was in the Regional Office for a meeting at the time and my colleagues thought it was highly amusing and wished me luck etc….. – so sincere of them.
We arrived and no suggestion of snow but it was cold and it was raining.
The walk to Evil Coombe takes around 45 minutes and by the time we all got there we were soaked – the ground was sodden and it was raining. It’s not a lot of fun putting up a tent and cooking in the rain when you are wet.
Nevertheless the night’s sleep went well and all the teams were on the trail by 6am. A long day ahead 3 35 miles miles teams and 2 teams of mixed 45 and 55 milers.
Tony Owen and I spent the day check pointing the 45 and 55 milers – we ticked our teams off first at Coombestone Tor before retiring for breakfast at the wonderful and busy Fox Tor Cafe in Princetown. From there we headed down to the River Erme so we saw our teams across the river. Here are a few photos of the rest of the day.
After parking up at New Waste we met a herd of Highland Cattle – doesn’t she just look great.
I don’t know the Erme very well – its a big river and a very beautiful one
Both of our teams had to cross it
No way – we would all end up in the river
We found a spot where with a bit of team work and a bit if a hop and a jump everyone got across. Here is the Wild Tribe – a mix of 45 and 55 milers
Whilst waiting for the teams I photographed this moss – I really like it
On the way to the next check point we met these chaps.
A great day – well done to all the 10 Torers – you are doing really well – all will be fine!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and we are off to Greenway with my mum to celebrate. Photos of Greenway and maybe my mum to follow along with some more from our 10 Tors weekend.