This is the River Plym next to where we had parked our cars and looking towards Wigford Down. Whilst the moor is very soggy underfoot it's good to see the water level in the river has normalised.
The same spot but looking the other way with Trowlesworthy Tors in the background.
We took the track up to Trowlesworthy Warren House before heading off to Trowlesworthy Tors.
Over the leat with Legis Tor behind and on to....
...the 'cheese ring' between Little Trowlesworthy Tor and Great Trowlesworthy Tor. This is a huge cylinder shaped piece of granite which was carved out in the 1820's to be the base of a flag pole in Devonport dockyard. By the time it was finished the project had collapsed and it has been here for nearly 200 years.
On to Great Trowlesworthy Tor with the china clay workings behind.
From here we headed towards Hen Tor pausing to stop at this boundary stone.
Hen Tor just ahead and whilst the sky looked threatening we didn't get a shower.
Of course at Hen Tor some always need to climb to the top.
Leaving Hen Tor for the waterfall....
...which is a lovely little oasis on the Shavercombe Brook...
...and the view the other way down the valley.
We stopped here for our break.
Next we headed back towards the Trowlesworthy Tors to...
...the stream known as Spanish Lake.
We followed the leat for a while and then across to Shadyback Tor.
The view along the River Plym with Hen Tor in the distance and the sky beginning to clouding over.
On to the very busy Royal Oak at Meavy.
With Anne, Jane, Bill, Ian, David, Tom, Jon, Peter, Terry, Keith, Pete and Cath.