Wednesday Evening 21st December Morewellham

A gentle walk in the woods around Morewellham.  This is the sluice gate on the canal just below the point where the canal emerges from the tunnel.

Down to the lime kiln at Nequay by the river below Madcleave Wood. Mike showed us the bread oven built into the side of the kiln.

A good look around the old quay - once a hive of activity. Then back through the woods to Mike and Stella's for mulled wine and some nibbles. With Mike, Stella, John, Jill, Simon, Brenda, Val and Nigel

Tuesday 22nd December Pew Tor

Out from Whitchurch through Middlemoor.

On to Shorts Down....
...over Plaster Down to the leat.

Then towards Pew Tor.

Up to the quarry.

To the top of Pew Tor for a coffee break and mince pies from Terry.

Back across Plaster Down

This stile was too much for the dogs so the main group continued on the path through Caseytown and three of us returned over Shorts Down.
Lunch in the Whitchurch Inn. With Terry, Tom, David, Colin, Amber, Jon, Jane, Bill, Brenda, Anne and Charlie.

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Out from Two Bridges on our usual route. Clear then very misty....

....and clearer again.

Towards Littaford Tor

Then down towards the weir and the ponies came to see us....

...I think they thought we might have some food for them. Gentle but hardy animals, their coats wet with the low cloud and rain.

Then down to the weir which was overflowing. Rather more tricky than usual to get across and one or two had wet feet afterwards.

After the coffee break it was up the steep bit to Beardown Tors, more thick mist and then lots of rain.
We arrived at the Prince of Wales a little wet. Roger and Jim were there. Always good service and food. With Tom, Jon, Colin, Amber, Peter, Brenda, Bill, Jane and Charlie.

Wednesday 7th February - Longaford Tor

Having missed the normal Tuesday walk for the last three weeks it was good to get out with Tom and David. Much brighter than expected but with a cool breeze as we set out from Two Bridges.

The usual route along to Longaford Tor with this view across to Beardown Tors and Lydford Tor.

Down to the weir - not much rain lately so it was easy to cross.

Then up the steeper bit to Beardown Tors with crow Tor in the distance.

Tom at the flagpole.

Back along the ridge to Beardown Farm.
Lunch at the Fox Tor cafe