Then it was down through the woods to Foxworthy Bridge and this 'picture postcard' house.
Along the track up to Hunter's Tor for a coffee stop.
This was the view across to Bovey Castle....
... and this was the view across to Easdon Tor
Along the ridge to Sharpitor and then down to Lusleigh - the group became a little detached at this point.
The forecast rain had started by the time we arrived for lunch in The Cleave.
Raining as we left for the return leg and Peter kindly posed for us on the village May stone which interestingly records the names of all the May Queens since nineteen fifty-four.
Through the woods again and down to the...
...the footbridges across the River Bovey where the old log bridge is now barricaded off, the new bridge is by the side of it.
Of course, if you can get past the barricades then the old bridge still works.
Then it was up the side of the river valley, probably one of the steepest climbs on Dartmoor and everyone was pleased to get to the top where there is another 'picture postcard' watermill
From here it was a long the track past the underground house. There has been some development work nearby in the garden and this new sign has been erected. Probably everybody needs a sign like this!
Finally back to Manaton - raining and dull compared to the sunshine at the start
With Terry, Jon, Stella, Anne, Laura, Jane, Dianne, Peter, Pete, Charlie and Darren.f