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A Walk up Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon - 24th August 2020

We go for a walk on the tor that is said to have inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's "Hound of the Baskervilles" - Hound Tor, between Bovey Tracey and Widdecombe in the Moor. We also poke around the nearby remains of the Mediaeval village of Hundatora, abandoned around 1350AD, until the weather kicks off in classic Dartmoor weather and completely lashes on us as we trudge back to the car park. We also have lunch in the Tom Cobley in Spreyton, before heading back home the next day

next album: A Trip to Orford, Suffolk - 29th August 2020
previous album: A Game of Cricket and a Walk Around, Chagford, Devon - 23rd August 2020

2020 The lane near Sis's pad is fully in leaf

The lane near Sis's pad is fully in leaf

2020 Abandoned toilets behind the Providence Chapel

Abandoned toilets behind the Providence Chapel

2020 The outdoor toilet with the best view in Dartmoor

The outdoor toilet with the best view in Dartmoor

2020 A path to the back door

A path to the back door

2020 A bee does its thing in flowers

A bee does its thing in flowers

2020 A bright yellow flower

A bright yellow flower

2020 Isobel peers in a window

Isobel peers in a window

2020 Doug the Dog roams around

Doug the Dog roams around

2020 Doug chews up something he shouldn't

Doug chews up something he shouldn't

2020 Hound Tor

Hound Tor

2020 Doug's on a long lead

Doug's on a long lead

2020 The boys head off into the rocks

The boys head off into the rocks

2020 Fred and Harry stick their arms out in the wind

Fred and Harry stick their arms out in the wind

2020 A view over Dartmoor

A view over Dartmoor

2020 Isobel and Harry

Isobel and Harry

2020 Matt and Doug Dog

Matt and Doug Dog

2020 We have a picnic in the rocks

We have a picnic in the rocks

2020 Heading back down

Heading back down

2020 We head off around the back of the tor

We head off around the back of the tor

2020 Misty bracken

Misty bracken

2020 Climbers on the tor

Climbers on the tor

2020 A tangled tree

A tangled tree

2020 This pile of rocks looks a lot like Donald Trump

This pile of rocks looks a lot like Donald Trump

2020 Doug threads through the bracken

Doug threads through the bracken

2020 Purple heather

Purple heather

2020 Fred in the old village

Fred in the old village

2020 Harry and Isobel

Harry and Isobel

2020 The kids survey the scene

The kids survey the scene

2020 Harry looks out

Harry looks out

2020 More purple flowers

More purple flowers

2020 The boys inspect a cave

The boys inspect a cave

2020 Dartmoor ponies

Dartmoor ponies

2020 A grey pony

A grey pony

2020 We head back to the car park in the lashing rain

We head back to the car park in the lashing rain

2020 Harry is extremely wet

Harry is extremely wet

2020 We're nearly back to the car park, as Doug frisks about

We're nearly back to the car park, as Doug frisks about

2020 We dry out in Gradnma J's lounge, as we watch the tablet

We dry out in Gradnma J's lounge, as we watch the tablet

2020 There's a very low rainbow over the valley

There's a very low rainbow over the valley

2020 The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

2020 The old Spar in Chagford has moved around the corner

The old Spar in Chagford has moved around the corner

2020 Empty old Spar

Empty old Spar

2020 A traditional Devon traffic jam, with sheep

A traditional Devon traffic jam, with sheep

2020 A big thatched house in Spreyton

A big thatched house in Spreyton

2020 Isobel looks around St. Michael's in Spreyton

Isobel looks around St. Michael's in Spreyton

2020 The church path is littered post-wind branches

The church path is littered post-wind branches

2020 Isobel walks through Spreyton

Isobel walks through Spreyton

2020 The legendary Tom Cobley

The legendary Tom Cobley

2020 Harry outside Grandma J's

Harry outside Grandma J's

2020 The Spreyton Village Shop

The Spreyton Village Shop

2020 Harry and Sis wait outside

Harry and Sis wait outside

2020 Fred checks the ice-cream freezer

Fred checks the ice-cream freezer

2020 The tower of St. Michael's

The tower of St. Michael's

2020 Harry on the fence, and a view of Dartmoor

Harry on the fence, and a view of Dartmoor

2020 The three hares of Spreyton

The three hares of Spreyton

2020 Harry hangs around outside Grandma J's care home

Harry hangs around outside Grandma J's care home

2020 Mother sits at a safe distance

Mother sits at a safe distance

2020 Harry hands over presents, like an offering to the gods

Harry hands over presents, like an offering to the gods

2020 Harry and Isobel check out the menu in the Tom Cobley

Harry and Isobel check out the menu in the Tom Cobley

2020 Harry gets a truly massive sausage

Harry gets a truly massive sausage

2020 The boys play cards

The boys play cards

2020 The gang in the Cobley's restaurant

The gang in the Cobley's restaurant

2020 Empty table

Empty table

2020 There's a nice-enough sunset

There's a nice-enough sunset

2020 A last view from Grandma J's house

A last view from Grandma J's house

2020 On the link bridge over the M3 at Fleet Services

On the link bridge over the M3 at Fleet Services

2020 Harry has a sponge burger at Fleet

Harry has a sponge burger at Fleet

2020 The M3 is busy again

The M3 is busy again

2020 Harry eats a chip

Harry eats a chip

2020 In a very lime-green staircase

In a very lime-green staircase

2020 Fred is masked up

Fred is masked up

2020 A nice old Morris Minor in the car park at Fleet

A nice old Morris Minor in the car park at Fleet

2020 Back home, a wasps' nest has to be dealt with

Back home, a wasps' nest has to be dealt with

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The lane near Sis's pad is fully in leaf

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