Our 10 Tors Christmas Walk

Yesterday was our last 10 Tors ┬átraining walk of the year – not a long walk just around 4 hours which culminated in our traditional Christmas lunch in the car park below Great Staple Tor.

Earlier in the day we had been over to Fice’s Well to checkpoint our 45 and 55 mile teams. As the morning progressed the wind picked up and it was bitterly cold.

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A horse shoe on a granite wall on the way down from Great Mis Tor

great-mis-tor-posterI used this photo in my blog yesterday – I’ve had a play in Photoshop and I quite like this version too.

xmas-pastyIn total there were nearly 80 of us out yesterday and at the end of the walk we had warm pasties, warm mince pies and hot ‘mulled’ fruit juice. A feat of hard, work, timing and improvisation – thanks Karrie

xmas-treeWe even had a Christmas tree!

vixen-torLooking down from the car park is Vixen Tor – one of the very few on Dartmoor you can’t visit.

pew-torAnd looking across to the west is Pew Tor with a herd of galloway grazing the Common below

 

Up to Great Mis Tor

This is my favourite picture from our walk on Dartmoor today

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The path up to Great Mis Tor with Little Mis Tor on the left – it was might cold in the wind when we weren’t walking and even then it wasn’t great !

The newtakes with the moor beyond.

Out of shot to the left all the ewes (female sheep) are in the fields for ‘tupping’ – i.e. mating with the ram (the male sheep) – soon they will be back on the Commons