Dartmoor July 2018

Last week I had a lovely time on Dartmoor. I walked from Ivybridge to Okehampton, accompanied by an old school friend who wanted to try backpacking again. I followed a similar route to the walk I did in 2011. We were very lucky with the weather, which was generally fair but not too hot. Rather than do a detailed trip report, I’ve put together a slide show on YouTube.

Day 1: Ivybridge to Piles Copse, 5 miles
Day2: Piles Copse to the beehive hut on the East Dart River, 18 miles
Day 3: Beehive hut to Taw Marsh, 9 miles
Day 4: Taw Marsh to Okehampton, 5 miles.

The one surprise was how wet underfoot it was between Pupers Hill and Ryder’s Hill and around Statts House. All in all it was a great trip.


12 thoughts on “Dartmoor July 2018”

    1. A little tip. If you come back to London via train from Exeter, take the train that comes from Paignton. Itโ€™s a lot less crowded than the Penzance train.

      1. Originally there was going to be three of us and I chose the Trailstar as it could double as a party tent if the weather was inclement.

  1. Robin, stunning video. Absolutely loved the cloud formations and the music was out of this world. I hadn’t heard it before so thank you for introducing it to me. Will be watching this a few times more ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. John Foxx and Harold Budd have made three albums, all worth listening to. HBโ€™s solo albums are lovely too.

  2. Great walk, at the same time as you did this walk I was on the other side of the East dart at Flat Tor, that also still was very squigy, like a dry sponge. It seems that Dartmoor will always hold the moisture on those flatter areas, like Statts House as you say. As said above great music to accompany this

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