...into the disused quarry which had apparently been a source of rare minerals...
...nearby is a disused weighbridge with the old scales clearly visible.
From here we went up the steep bit to Black Down and then headed towards the track running west of West Mill Tor.
Yes tor hidden in the clouds.
We followed the track around and behind Yes Tor which took us up to the top.
On the way up were joined by a couple of other walkers one of whom was Norman - and old Dartmoor Rescue Group member who I hadn't seen since 1988. He was on a day trip to Dartmoor with his colleague Matt a chess Grand Master.
We took a break in a range hut to get out of the strong winds and rain.
Then along the ridge to High Willhays before going down and out of the cloud. Black Tor came in and out of view.
The plan had been to go over Longstone Hill but Jon wanted to check out an alternative route down the valley between Homerton and Longstone Hill where we found a well worn track past this...
Finally we arrived back at the dam which was overflowing nicely.
On to the Fox and Hounds for lunch where we were joined by Norman and Matt.
With Jon and Anne - and on the top Norman and Matt