Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Cranmere Pool plod
Up and early out to High Down to catch the big skies before the cloud bubbled up. There were already a couple of cars in the car park which is unusual given the early mid-week start. Off up the Dick's Well track, round the Dunna Goats, onto the Rattlebrook peat track and up to Kitty Tor. From there it was down the wonderful ring rock track for a while before curving off to Great Kneeset where this photo was taken.
A short tussock-hop away is Cranmere Pool where I signed the visitors' book before bounding through the bog to Black Ridge. I don't know if this is technically the most romote spot on Dartmoor but it feels like it sometimes.
Slightly surreal terrain with a slightly surreal collie
From there it was up and over Amicombe Hill, my original plan being scuppered by firing on the Willsworthy range and back down the track to Brat Tor for a good downhill blast. Under 3 hours all told with plenty of stopping for photos and drinking in the big skies.................