A surprisingly cold start for the time of the year. We set out from Bennett's Cross and headed down through the old workings to Vitifer Mine.
On a short distance to the remnants of the Golden Dagger Mine.
Along the track which leads to Challacombe Down to look at the Mediaeval Village.
There is this very sign on the road leading out from the small settlement - we took great care as we left!
Then it was time for the steeper bit to get up to the ridge line on Hamel Down. This is looking back across to Challacombe Down.
We stopped at the Single Barrow on the top with this you across to Haytor Rocks and Rippon Tor.
Just along from here is Hameldown Tor.
Down through Grimspound and up again to Hookney Tor as the weather finally started to improve.
The Warren House Inn in the distance.
The view across Soussons Down.
Lunch was in the very busy Warren House Inn.
With Brenda, Stella, Ann, Eleonor, Jane, Phil, John, Terry and Tom