Dartmoor walk 19 Sept 2017

Our 19 September walk was led by Dave.  This was to be an all-day walk so we met at Stratton Car Park at 11:00am, armed with our picnic lunches and suitably equipped for an Autumn Dartmoor walk.

Dave knew the history and geography of the area very well.  Our walk started from the car park at Norsworthy Bridge which is at the northeast end of Burrator Reservoir.  The walk was about seven miles long, mostly on well established tracks, but also across some open Moorland.

We were lucky with the weather, which started sunny with exceptionally clear visibility.
We saw not the tors and beautiful scenery and tin mining workings, eating our picnic lunches whilst sitting within a Bronze Age stone circle and stone row.  Our walk  then followed the Devonport Leat for some considerable way pausing briefly to watch some intrepid swimmers in a bottomless pool (or so legend has it).