We set off from Gutter Tor car park - there was no rain when we started but already the wind was strong.
Sheeps Tor from the car park.
So up to the top of Gutter Tor and on the exposed moor it was here when we felt the full strength of the wind.
Sheeps Tor from Gutter Tor
The scout hut from Gutter Tor....
...then across to Legis Tor (difficult to hold the camera steady in the wind)
The horrible china clay workings from Legis Tor
From here we went down to the River Plym and by now the rain had started.
In the strong winds the rain was coming in horizontally. We followed the river around to Ditsworthy Warren House and then took the track towards the standing stones. At this point Rosemary lost her momentum and ended up sitting on the edge of a small stream. We decided to cut the walk short and crossed through Drizzle Combe to the Eylesbarrow track to return to the cars. This meant we were walking directly into the wind and rain and the rain felt like hail on your face due to the force of the wind. We finished the walk at 12:15 (a record early time for us). It felt like we had been walking for longer.
On todays walk Charlie, Terry and Rosemary