We followed the track out below Belstone Tor. We heard the cuckoo for the first time this year. Two of them flying around above us before settling on the tor above.
Up through the clitter....
...to Belstone Tors with this view across to High Willhayes. A phone call from Anne - they had been delayed and assuming we had gone the other way round had started going up Cosdon Hill. Agreed we would meet them for lunch on Steeperton Tor.
Across the valley to Cosdon Beacon
Higher Tor and East Mill Tor behind
Knatborough Tor in the foreground, Oke Tor in the middle and Steeperton to the left. Hangingstone Hill in the far distance.
Oke Tor where we stopped for coffee.
On towards Steeperton but with a diversion to this old Observation Post - used by the military.
Up the steep bit to the top of Steeperton Tor with this view across to Wild Tor and Watern Tor
Along the top of Steeperton Tor where we stopped for lunch where with perfect timing we were joined by Anne and Laura.
The Range hut and flag pole where a red flag is raised when the area is being used by the milatary.
The stone circle and White Moor Stone in the distance near Little Hound Tor
Looking back at the stone circle with Fernworthy forest in the distance
Onwards and upwards to Cosdon Beacon
Then the long descent back to Belstone
A final view back towards Ottery Tor
With Stella, Brenda, Jane, Anne, Laura and Terry