The summer continues! I was under the impression that it was going to be OK today, so headed out after the school run. It didn't look promising when I arrived below West Rook Gate but thought it may might clear up as I ran. I was very wrong! Once I hit the moor after a short road run I quickly realised that this was going to be a day to test the navigation skills, so set my altimeter at the gate and was glad I did. The short climb to Rook Tor (170) and the quick realisation that there isn't a lot to see here and so I quickly moved on and up. I was glad to see Penn Beacon (91) appear out of the mist and stopped to take some photos.
Seem to remember having been here before probably during a hash or fell race. Off again this time to Shell Tor (64) which turned out to be a nice little tor, again I was glad to find it.
Stunning Views from Shell Top
Next I made the short hop to the trigpoint at SX602645, I have added this to the list as it it the highest point around unfortunately it is unnamed.
Next off to Hen Tor which I have already visited so just a flying visit before turning south west to Little (150) and Great Trowelsworthy Tors (140), a nice run and good underfoot, just before the tor I stumbled on two people carrying yellow bags around which they leaving around the place. I am not sure what they were up to, maybe leaving kit for Royal Marines or other military training exercise. If anyone knows please let me know.
|Enjoying the weather near Little Trowelsworthy Tor|
|Great Trowelsworthy Tor|
All that was left now was the run home, but that's another story!!