A stunning day called for stunning running so I parked up at Two Bridges and padded off down the track towards Crockern Tor Farm. Following the West Dart (little brother of the East Dart) we passed above Wistman's Wood with its jumble of stunted oaks dripping in lichens and moss. Crossing the river it was time for the testy climb to Lydford Tor which can either be long slow and painful or short quick and painful. Digging in, we were up there in no time and on towards Devil's Tor and then into the easterly breeze to Rough Tor.
Rough Tor itself has been spoiled by two grey metal boxes which serve as military stables and a look-out with a flagpole stuck in the middle, but I reckon it has some of the best views on Dartmoor.
From here it was all downhill to Crow Tor, re-crossing the West Dart and a quick climb up to Longaford Tor. All downhill now to Crockern Tor Farm and a good opportunity to open it up a bit before the flat rough track back to the car park.